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Economic Evaluation in Healthcare (MSc)

Course Description

The Economic Evaluation in Healthcare MSc is designed to meet the demand for quantitative and analytical skills in the process of decision-making in the healthcare sector.

Economic issues involved in healthcare are universally recognised as being critically important. The growth of both the public and private healthcare sectors in recent years means that there is a large and growing demand for health economics expertise. Analysing and understanding resource issues is increasingly necessary for health professionals, whether clinical, in health services management or in industries related to healthcare.

MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare is designed to provide economic evaluation skills applied to the health care sector. In keeping with the University's aims to provide high quality, professionally-relevant education, the course offers training both in the conceptual bases for economic evaluation and in advanced quantitative methods relevant to healthcare decision-making at a level that is adequate for both economists and non-economists.

Visit the website http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/economic-evaluation-in-healthcare

Course Content

This course is designed to meet the increased demand for quantitative and analytical skills in the process of decision-making in the healthcare sector.

Course Structure

Part 1

Route Core Modules:

‌•Health Economics
‌•Economic evaluation
‌•Welfare economics
‌•Quantitative methods
‌•Economic evaluation workshops

Part 2

Route Core Module:
‌• Economics research project

Read the full programme specification - http://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/178549/PSEEHC-MSc-Economic-Evaluation-in-Healthcare.pdf

Teaching and Assessment

- Teaching
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.

In your third term we organise for experts from outside City to come in and present current research on both methodological and applied topics.

The course has just over 220 formal contact hours. Each module has 3 hours of instruction for 10 weeks, plus approximately 10 hours will be spent with your supervisor at various stages of the dissertation.

Three hours teaching time is allocated for each session of each module. However, this will not necessarily involve three hours of lecturing, as time is also set aside for workshops and tutorials. You can use the rest of the day to use the library and computing facilities, and for doing other course-related work.

- Attendance
The full-time course is taught on Thursdays and Fridays only.

Part-time students attend on Thursdays in year one and Fridays in year two.

- Assessment
We will assess you by coursework and examinations. At postgraduate level, you are required to obtain (1) a minimum mark of 40% in all assessment components, and (2) a weighted average of 50% in total.


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance - http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-financial-support


Every year the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation offers one or two studentships, worth roughly £10,000 each, to students who have been accepted to do a Masters degree in Economics or Finance at a top UK university. The Foundation tends to favour applicants who have an interest in going into journalism, though this should not preclude others from applying. For further information, please see the Marjorie Deane website - http://marjoriedeane.com/


We work with organisations to help you get internships during the period in which you are writing your final dissertation.

Career Prospects

The MSc in Health Economics prepares you for career opportunities in areas such as:

‌•Economic consultancies and think-tanks
‌•Policy analysis for industry
‌•Professional associations and governmental bodies
‌•Teaching and research positions in academic institutions
‌•Non governmental organisations
‌•Economic evaluation of products in the pharmaceutical industry

For a list of where recent graduates are working now, please visit this link: http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/economic-evaluation-in-healthcare#course-detail=5

Further Entry Requirement Information

Economics pre-sessional courses

You will benefit from having a working knowledge of microeconomic principles, mathematics and statistics. In order to help you if you have a shortfall in these areas, we run pre-sessional courses prior to the start of the academic year that will provide the necessary background. The Economics pre-sessional courses are compulsory for students enrolling on the MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare, and enrolment is included in your tuition fee.

These courses are primarily aimed at those who have not studied economics for a few years and may need some revision of maths, statistics and/or microeconomics. The three courses are designed to ensure that you have a minimum acceptable level of knowledge in each area prior to commencing the course, so that once the full MSc course starts, all students share a common core of basic knowledge.

Other Suitable Qualifications

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

Additionally, the University works in partnership withKIC Londonto provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

English Requirements

IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test)
INTO English language programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, INTO City, University of London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information:

English for Postgraduate Study - http://www.intohigher.com/uk/en-gb/our-centres/into-city-university-london/studying/our-courses/course-list/english-for-university-study.aspx
Pre-sessional English - https://www.city.ac.uk/international/international-students/pre-sessional-english


If you are a citizen of, or undertook your Bachelors degree in, one of the following countries, you are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of English language proficiency:

‌•Antigua and Barbuda
‌•The Bahamas
‌•New Zealand
‌•St Kitts and Nevis
‌•St Lucia
‌•St Vincent and the Grenadines
‌•Trinidad and Tobago
‌•The United States of America
‌•The above is a list of UKBA designated majority English-speaking countries. For more information see http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying/adult-students/can-you-apply/english-language/#

‌•Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visit the Economic Evaluation in Healthcare (MSc) page on the City, University of London website for more details!

Student Profiles

School of Arts & Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme - No. of awards TBC

The School of Arts and Social Sciences is delighted to offer a number of scholarships for postgraduate students. The scholarships are worth £2,000 towards tuition fees awarded on the basis of academic merit and applicants' personal statements.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Worth up to £2,000


In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
- be a self-funded student and not in receipt of any other scholarships;
- be a full or part-time student;

Application Procedure

Applicants who meet our entry requirements will be automatically considered for a non-means tested scholarship as part of the application process.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

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 2.2 in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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