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Economics (Economics of Health) MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months full time; 24 months part-time
Entry requirements

UK 2:1 Honours (or overseas equivalent) in economics/econometrics or a related subject

If you don't have this but have a good training in Economics, contact the Pathway Directors, eleonora.fichera@manchester.ac.uk or  william.whittaker@manchester.ac.uk

A brief description of any macro & micro-economics/econometrics/mathematics/statistics courses taken on your undergraduate degree, detailing core texts used. This does not have to be an official document. A paragraph for each course unit taken and a brief list of the main textbooks used will be sufficient.

Go to the Files to Download tab for an example of what is required .

YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED UNTIL WE RECEIVE ALL INFORMATION

MATHS/STATS REPARATION FOR THE MSc

1. Please visit our pre-session maths website where you will find information about the minimum level of knowledge of mathematics and statistics that you should possess from your current or previous training.

2. On the same website, please look at the details and content of our Pre-Session course on mathematics and statistics which builds on the knowledge resumed in (1) and which is designed to equip you with further technical skills that you will require before starting the MSc. You are strongly advised to attend this course which is offered, free of charge. The course will run during induction week and we recommend that you spend some time between now and September 2015 studying and familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you might not be able to attend the course.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

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Course description

Health is major economic issue. It is a primary determinant of labour market participation and the generation of wealth. Consequently its social and geographical distribution is a major policy concern in most countries. In this respect economics has proved to be a very powerful tool to inform policy making in the health sector.

This course aims to provide a rigorous training in modern theories and techniques in economics of health and health care at the postgraduate level.

It provides training for those aiming to be health economists in national and international public (NHS, WHO, etc) and private institutions including consultancies. The course also serves as a sound foundation from which to embark on a PhD Programme in Health Economics.

Students are introduced to key concepts, tools and techniques via core and optional course units, and have the opportunity to combine and develop their skills in writing a supervised dissertation.

Cutting-edge health related issues and policies will be critically examined and by the end of the course, students should be able to rigorously engage with the current theory and practice in health economics. In the end students should be able to develop theoretical or empirical models of their own from which to derive original results and offer a critique of existing theories and practice.

The bulk of the teaching and research supervision for students on this Programme is done by members of the Economics DA (School of Social Sciences) and the Manchester Centre for Health Economics research group ( Institute of Population Health ).

If you would like to speak informally about the Programme then please contact the Pathway  Directors, Dr Eleonora Fichera eleonora.fichera@manchester.ac.uk or Dr William Whittaker, william.whittaker@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,750
    International students (per annum): £16,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,375
    International students (per annum): £8,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Janet Smith
Telephone
0161 275 4471
Email
Website
www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/economics/about/
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