Health economics plays an essential role in health technology assessments, analysis of large data sets and, more widely, in whole systems approaches to analysis of areas such as efficiency within the healthcare sector.
The Health Economics MSc at University of Leeds introduces you to the way in which microeconomic principles and concepts can be applied to the analysis of decisions by consumers, firms and governments about health and healthcare.
The programme offers broad training in health economics. You study modules from the Health Economics unit in the Institute of Sciences, as well as from the Universitys Business School and Institute of Transport Studies, giving you chance to benefit from a range of expertise.
Graduates with an MSc in Health Economics typically work as health economists or analysts in the private and public sectors.Others go on to work as academics, carrying out interdisciplinary research in the UK and abroad.
There is a general shortage of health economists, both in the UK and worldwide which provides an excellent opportunity for our graduates.
In the first semester, you’ll focus on general principles of microeconomics, health economics issues, and welfare economics. You’ll also study the main economic methodologies, including economic evaluation methods, econometrics, and cost-benefit analysis. The first semester will equip you with theoretical and practical skills.
The modules you study in the second semester are complementary and allow you to follow your interest.
You’ll select three optional modules from five, which focus on relevant methodologies for applied research work in economics. These include applied health econometrics, choice modelling, comparative systems methodology, cost-benefit and financial appraisal. An optional module in macroeconomics is also available in the first semester.
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A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject (eg economics, accountancy, finance, operations research, statistics or mathematics) or equivalent qualification.
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