University of Birmingham

Master in Health Economics and Health Policy - Master en Economía de la Salud y Política Sanitaria

University of Birmingham
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Birmingham
  • Precio:
    MSc £6,570/PGDip £4,380 (Home/EU students) / MSc/PGDip £14,850 (International students)
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Birmingham B15 2TT
    Reino Unido
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Health Economics and Health Policy MSc/Diploma.


Aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, this programme provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care.


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

International students:

Academic requirements: We accept a range of qualifications
English language requirements: You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component).


his programme is suitable for people currently working in the health care sector (in both the public and private sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry) who wish to improve their understanding of and skills in health economics. It may also be of interest to new graduates who wish to pursue a career in health economics and/or health services research.


The programme consists of taught modules (120 credits), plus a dissertation (10,000 words) on an agreed topic in an area of health economics or health policy (60 credits). Students must select either Core 1 or Core 2, as follows:

Core 1, there are six core modules totalling 100 credits:

Introduction to Health Economics (20 credits)
Statistics for Health Economics 1 (10 credits)
Statistics for Health Economics 2 (10 credits)
Economic Evaluation in Health Care (20 credits)
Modelling for Health Economics (20 credits)
Policy and Economics of Healthcare Delivery (20 credits)

Core 2, there are five core modules totalling 110 credits:

Introduction to Health Economics (20 credits)
Econometrics (30 credits)
Economic Evaluation in Health Care (20 credits)
Modelling for Health Economics (20 credits)
Policy and Economics of Healthcare Delivery (20 credits)

Students taking Core 2 also attend Statistics for Health Economics II as a non-assessed pre-requisite for Modelling for Health Economics.

Students then have the freedom to select the modules for the remaining 10 or 20 credits from the range offered by the School of Health and Population Sciences or, with departmental agreement, by other departments within the University.

Optional Modules - please select 20 credits (Core 1) or 10 credits (Core 2):

Advanced Statistical Methods (10 credits)
Clinical Trials (20 credits)
Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning (10 credits)
Health Information and Health Informatics (10 credits)
Health Promotion (10 Credits)
Health Protection 1 (10 credits)
Health Protection 2 (10 credits)
Principles of Health Technology Assessment (10 credits)
Public Health in Low and Middle Income Countries (10 credits)
Sociology and Social Policy (10 credits)
Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis(20 credits)
Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)

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