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Health Economics and Health Policy

University of Birmingham

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About

Aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, this Health Economics and Health Policy programme from the University of Birmingham provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care.

Overview

This Health Economics and Health Policy programme from the University of Birmingham is suitable for people currently working in the health care sector (in both the public and private sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry) who wish to improve their understanding of and skills in health economics. 

It may also be of interest to new graduates who wish to pursue a career in health economics and/or health services research.

Employability

You may be wondering what you can go on to do with an MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy. The following articles will give you some idea of the variety of fields you can go into with this qualification.

  • Careers for Students of Health Economics
  • Working in Health Economics

Why study this course

The MSc Health Economics and Health Policy course:

  • brings together professionals from a vast array of work environments, locations and backgrounds offering the benefit of knowledge and experience sharing
  • does not ask for an economics first degree
  • has a wide variety of module options creating a flexible degree to suit your needs
  • offers modules on a block basis (3 or 5 days) making it easier for you and your employers to manage your study leave

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Statistics for Health Economics 
  • Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • Modelling for Health Economics
  • Policy and Economics of Healthcare Delivery
  • Econometrics 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal entrance requirement for our Masters programmes is a good Honours degree (upper second-class or above), or an equivalent professional qualification and professional experience.
  • Appropriate career experience may also be taken into account. It is hard to give general rules on these matters, since each case is considered on individual merit. However, the factors which tend to count in your favour are suitable health services managerial experience, favourable reports from academic referees, or proven ability in research or publication. You should give as much evidence as possible of your capabilities in these areas.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19440 GBP/year
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  • National

    9500 GBP/year
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MSc:

  • UK: £9,500 full-time; £4750 part-time
  • Int: £19440 full-time; £9720 part-time
PGDip:
  • UK: £6333 full-time; £3167 part-time
  • Int: £12960 full-time; £6480 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • As a UK resident you can apply for a government loan for postgraduate Masters study. This is a contribution towards the costs of study and whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs will be at the discretion of the student. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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