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Health Economics and Econometrics MSc/Diploma

Course Description

The MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics is an entirely new programme hosted by the Health Economics Unit in collaboration with the Department of Economics. This new programme incorporates two core modules provided by the Department of Economics (Microeconomics, Econometrics) and three core modules from the MSc Health Economics and Health Policy Programme (Economic Evaluation, Statistics II, Modelling for Health Economics) and one relevant policy based optional module.

The purpose is to enable you to be fully equipped to utilise, analyse and interpret the big data sets that are increasingly available across health systems in addition to understanding these in the context of health and economic related issues and policy. This programme is designed to build on the strength and experience of both the Department of Economics and the Health Economics Unit in providing high quality Masters programmes.

This programme provides a contrast to the current MSc Health Economics and Health Policy programme by providing a greater focus on the underpinning advanced economic theory and econometrics for those students with excellent undergraduate degrees in economics. However it retains the provision of the key skills associated with the conduct of economic evaluation, modelling as well as an exposure to economic policy (expected in many health economic posts).

The programme consists of taught modules (120 credits), plus a dissertation (60 credits – MSc only). There are five compulsory taught modules:

Microeconomics (Department of Economics) 20 credits
Econometrics (Department of Economics) 30 credits
Economic Evaluation in Healthcare (HEU) 20 credits
Statistics for Health Economics II (HEU) 10 credits
Modelling for Health Economics (HEU) 20 credits

For the full Masters you will need to submit a dissertation of 10,000 words on an agreed topic in an area of health economics or econometrics (60 credits). A PG Diploma may be obtained by completing the taught modules without the dissertation.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Health Economics and Econometrics MSc/Diploma page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The normal entrance requirement for our Masters programmes is good Honours degree (upper second-class or above) in Economics or a closely related subject, 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.

Course Fees

MSc - £6,570; PGDip - £4,380 (UK/EU), £14,850 (overseas)

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