If you want to study health economics but you can't travel to University of Aberdeen the discipline is available now for online study from anywhere in the world. The programme is ideal of you are a health professional or want to work in the discipline and you can't relocate to study, you have a full time job or other commitments which don't allow you to study on campus. If you have a 2:1 degree from any discipline this programme is available for application. There are wide ranging healthcare and associated industries reliant on health economics and research to drive regulation and policy, purchasing provision and research in the public and private sectors internationally. HERU has strong links with policy makers in the UK including the Evidence Directorate of Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Analytical Services Division of the Scottish Government and NHS Education Scotland with NHS Health Scotland.
Health economics applies economic thinking to the analysis of health and health care. It is a relatively young sub-discipline but has grown rapidly. This MSc programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career as a professional health economist or who wish to undertake a PhD. Health economics is typically applied in multidisciplinary settings. This is reflected within the course providing you with health economics skills alongside generic economic and health service research skills.
Courses listed for the programme
Introduction to Economics and Health Economics Applied Statistics
Optional Courses Economic Evaluation - Principles and Frameworks Economic Evaluation - Applications and Policy Health Care Systems and Policy (distance learning) Economics of Health Behaviour Fundamentals of Research Design Evidence - Based health Health Informatics (Distance Learning) Health Economics for Health Professionals Project Introduction to Economics and Health Economics
• You will be studying in one of the leading centres for health economics in Europe at Aberdeen University with courses developed by the Institute of Applied Sciences and HERU • You have access to over 85 000 books and 20 000 articles in journals • The programmed draws on over 40 years research in health economics
Where you study
• Online • September • 9 months, 18 months or 24 months