This MSc provides students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the application of health economics techniques to address challenging issues concerning the allocation of resources in the health sector. Students will acquire the skills to analyse the economic causes and consequences of health care issues and will be exposed to current debates concerning critical national and international issues in health policy.
The course consists of taught modules (see full list on course website), an internship and a minor dissertation. Examples of modules include Economic Evaluation in Healthcare; Health Systems and Policy Analysis; and Economics of Health and Social Care. Students spend up to three months on placement with an appropriate organisation, which may be a pharmaceutical or medical device company, a public agency, a research centre or an international organisation. The internship allows the student to apply the theories and techniques learned in the taught modules.