Health Economics, M.Sc.

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  • English (take IELTS)
University of Leeds ,
Health economics is central to today’s healthcare sector. Trained and skilled health economists are in demand as the requirement for more advanced and expensive healthcare puts pressure on policy decisions. The programme is delivered by University of Leeds.
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  • Key facts
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  • Fees and funding


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 University’s Business School and Institute of Transport Studies, giving you chance to benefit from a range of expertise.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Compulsory Modules
  • Principles of Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluations for Health Technology Assessment
  • Health Economics Dissertation
  • Microeconomics 1
  • Econometrics
  • Welfare Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 16250 International
  • GBP 7000 EU/EEA


Our scholarships and funding include:

  • If you’re a former student of the University of Leeds you could be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary
  • Subject related academic achievement scholarships
  • Leeds Masters Scholarships for UK students worth £5,000
  • Two sports scholarships are available to support elite athletes

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