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Health Economics Practice, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics Practice is a practice-oriented course, designed to give students an excellent grounding in the use of economic decision-making in the health sector.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics Practice (Part I of the MSc) includes 60 credits of taught modules.  The core modules examine economic decision-making in health, in terms of financing, resource allocation, distribution and delivery of healthcare.The other modules relate to evaluating health outcomes, health services resourcing, research skills and methods for health economics, healthcare markets and innovations in health practice.The course is examined entirely through continuous assessment, including written assignments, participation in online discussions, reflective learning logs, and presentations.  Emphasis is placed on transferrable skills and the personal, professional and intellectual development of students.The course has numerous links with healthcare practitioners and businesses, and this is reflected in guest lectures and online live cases, where students are set a real-life problem by a healthcare practitioner or organisation and asked to develop solutions to this problem.

Programme Structure

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma and achieve a minimum of 60% average in their assessment may transfer their registration onto the MSc Health Economics Practice, which involves a six-month placement in the healthcare sector.  (Those already working in the sector may continue in their positions.)  During this six months, students will be expected to address a problem in the organisation for which they are working, using economic decision-making techniques.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To apply for this course, you will need:

  • A degree in business and/or Economics
  • A degree with at least a 2H2 grade in a health related discipline
  •    For those with degrees or equivalent outside the above categories, applicants should have a minimum of 4 years' experience as health sector practitioners or professionals in which case they may be accepted on the basis of recognition of prior experiential learning.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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