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University of East Anglia UEA: Health Economics (2 year)
|Institution||University of East Anglia UEA View institution profile|
|Department||Norwich Medical School|
About This Course
How can we increase effectiveness and efficiency? What is the monetary impact of smoking on the healthcare system? What value should we place on this drug or procedure? In an era of diminished budgets and ageing populations, health economists are in more demand than ever.
Study Health Economics at UEA and you’ll learn to make decisions that really count. You will be based in the Norwich Medical School, where you’ll not only develop an understanding of economic concepts related to health, public health, and health services policy, you’ll be part of a school at the forefront of research. You’ll train with a wide range of healthcare students, taught by leading academics, and you’ll be connected to a well-respected group of researchers who advise on international and national policies that affect people’s health, worldwide.
You’ll graduate ready to tackle some of the biggest questions in the provision of care for national government, the NHS, the private sector or research organisation.
Our course will help you understand the ways in which economic ideas and principles are relevant to, and applied in, health and healthcare. It will also enable you to gain practical experience in the application of health economics techniques.
If you’re a graduate economist, or you have a degree from another relevant disciplinary background such as the health arena or one of the quantitative social sciences, and have a keen interest in health economics, this course is for you. Through it you will also gain an appreciation of the links between economic evaluation and economic theory, as well as those between health service research and decision making.
During your time with us you will develop your analytical skills in quantitative research methods and critical appraisal. You’ll hone your ability to apply research results to practice, and to health service decision-making. You’ll also acquire practical skills in the economic analysis of health problems; for example, putting a price on the impact of Type Two Diabetes on a given NHS Trust.
You’ll be taught within a research-active health economics group. Which means you’ll have direct access to the most up-to-date statistics and thinking, and to people with real-world health economics research experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand upon an area of active research that interests you most, as you work on your dissertation within this stimulating academic environment.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
Master of Science - MSc (PG)
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Degree Subject: Economics or related Social Science, Medicine, Pharmacy or other Health Care profession, with substantial quantitative (e.g. Maths / Statistics / Econometrics / Epidemiology) components
Degree Classification: Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent
Applicants should normally have a good Bachelors degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant. It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language: we welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
Special Entry Requirements:
You may be required to attend a pre-sessional course in mathematics and statistics run by the School of Economics prior to the start of your course. It runs for two weeks preceding the start of the Masters course in September. This course covers mathematical techniques for Economists, statistics and data analysis using statistical software. There is a separate fee for this course which, for entry in September 2020, is £215.
University of East Anglia
|England||9800 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||9800 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||9800 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||9800 GBP for Whole course|
|International||19000 GBP for Whole course|
University of East Anglia
Join UEA and you’ll belong to a world class university, consistently ranked in the top 30 of all UK universities (The Times/Sunday Times 2023, Complete University Guide 2023 and The Guardian 2023). You’ll also be part of a thriving community located in one of the best places to live in the UK, Norwich. So whether you’re looking to broaden your career choices or develop your passion, discover how you can go further at UEA..
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