Health Economics

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

Overview The demand for specialists in health economics continues to increase as the demand for more advanced and expensive healthcare puts pressure on policy decision makers and healthcare industry managers.The Health Economics MSc is designed to meet demand by introducing you to the way in which microeconomics principles and concepts can be applied to the analysis of decisions by consumers, firms and governments regarding health and healthcare.Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet talks about the benefits of studying MSc Health Economics

The City Health Economics Centre of City University London jointly with the Office of Health Economics and Abacus International owns the portal HTA inSite, which gives access to NICE decisions. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Economics Course Fees: Full-time EU: £10,500 Part-time EU: £5,250 per year Full-time Non EU: £15,000 Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year More...

Start Date: September 2016 How to Apply Entry Requirements Pre-requisites You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and either of the following: a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline (e.g. Finance); a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in business, management, politics, law, accounting, psychology, quantitative sociology or financial journalism. a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, engineering, computer science or a natural science). Students with a good...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inglaterra
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Course Content

The Health Economics course aims to give you an understanding of the economic context within which economic evaluation takes place, familiarise you with key economic issues confronting health systems and provide you with the tools and methods to analyse the economic causes and implications of health care issues.

This course is aimed at students that have an economics background as it requires taking the Econometrics and Microeconomics modules.

Course Structure

The teaching takes place over 2 terms from September to June. Full-time students who pass all the taught modules during the main exam sessions finish the programme at the end of September when they submit their dissertation or literature review. Full-time students who successfully complete the taught modules in the August resit exam session submit their dissertation or literature review in December.

Note: for part-time students, the modules are taught on weekdays during the daytime, alongside the students who are studying on the full-time Master’s programme. Please contact us for further details.

We are introducing a revised programme structure for students who join from September 2016.

Students take 1 of the following 2 paths:

  • Dissertation path: 120 credits from taught modules and 60 credits from a dissertation
  • Literature survey path: 150 credits from taught modules and 30 credits from a literature survey

Core modules for all students:

  • Economic Evaluation (30 credits)
  • Health Economics (15 credits)

Core modules for the dissertation path:

  • Microeconomic Theory (30 credits)
  • Econometrics (30 credits)

Core modules for the literature survey path:

  • Microeconomic Analysis (30 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (30 credits)

Elective Modules - one to be taken by dissertation path students, three to be taken by literature survey path:

  • Economic Evaluation Workshops (15 credits)
  • Welfare Economics (15 credits)
  • Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • The Economics of Micro-Finance (15 credits)
  • Economics of Regulation and Competition (15 credits)
  • Experimental Economics and Game Theory (15 credits)
  • Development Economics (15 credits)

Route Core Module:

  • Economics research project OR Economics Literature Survey.

Additional requirement:

Conditional on progress, during the Summer months you can choose between writing a dissertation, or writing a systematic literature review and extra elective.

Read the full 2015 programme specification.

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Teaching and Assessment


This course is designed to be flexible in the range of teaching methods used. You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, student presentations, analysis of case studies and interactive computer-based exercises, particularly in relation to the quantitative elements of the course.

The MSc Health Economics has just over 220 formal contact hours. Each module has three hours of instruction for ten weeks, plus approximately ten hours will be spent with your supervisor at...

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