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MSc Health Economics

Course Description

Health Economics is a relatively new, rapidly growing field and specialists are highly sought after. As the global population grows, so does our need for advanced, cost-effective healthcare.


This programme gives graduate economists and health professionals an understanding of how economic ideas and principles can be applied to health, public health, and health care.


Through a mixture of lectures, computer practicals, workshops, individual study and assessed work, students develop an understanding of how to apply economic theory, appraise economic evidence and inform health policy and decision making. Module choice can reflect a student’s prior learning. There’s also opportunity to study relevant modules via the Schools of Economics and International Development at UEA.


Based within the Norwich Medical School, you’ll get a real understanding of the decisions that health economists can master. If your background is in economics: learn from fellow students and other staff about clinical applications of techniques. If your background is as a health professional or manager: learn alongside economists in an environment of like-minded staff and students.


This programme provides the analytical tools and practical skills required to build a career in health economics. This is a profession that offers good employment prospects across a range of different sectors including academia, pharmaceutical industry, private consultancy, government or public sector organisations. Students will also develop the skills necessary to progress to PhD research.

Visit the MSc Health Economics page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Postgraduate Scholarships & Bursaries - No. of awards TBC

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to eligible students studying in the Norwich Medical School in the following areas:MSc Health Economics
MSc Health Research
MRes Clinical Science
MSc Clinical Research – National Institute for Health Research route
MSc Physiotherapy
MSc Occupational Therapy
MSc Physician Associate Studies
MSc Adult Nursing

Value of Scholarship(s)

varies depending on award


On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Application Procedure

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.To find greater detail on the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarship and funding opportunities that concern you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to applicants with a good degree (min 2.2 or equivalent) in a health care profession, economics or a related social science. Applicants with current registration as a health professional with an appropriate professional statutory regulatory body will also be considered. Applicants not yet awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on attaining a particular class of degree.

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