This course is designed for anyone with some quantitative background interested in developing a career as a health economist in the public or private sector. Typical backgrounds of students comprise pharmacy, medical sciences, economics,biology and other.
This course will enable you to change the direction of your professional career towards health economics.
The aim of this course is to develop your analytical and modeling abilities, as well as to provide you with the background and theoretical foundations of health economics. This course will provide you with the skills and the experience you need to work as a health economists in a pharmaceutical company, an economic consultancy, in private and public think-tanks and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as public institutions designing health care policy.
You should have:
Students with a good lower second class in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis
You must also meet the English language requirement for the programme.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.
These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences and the Arts.
City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students wishing to complete their postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.
If English is not your first language you will need the following qualification:
Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.
All applicants that require a Tier 4 visa must meet the minimum Home Office English Language ability requirements before City can issue the Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) that is needed to apply for a Tier 4 visa.
Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.
For more information see our main Visa page.
The School of Arts and Social Sciences is delighted to offer a number of UK scholarships for this course. The scholarships are worth £2,000 towards tuition fees awarded on the basis of academic merit and applicants' personal statements. Applications are now closed and successful applicants will be notified in May 2017.
Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet
Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet talks about MsC Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
Companies and organisations are invited to meet students and propose subjects for their dissertation to be done during a placement. Organisations and students liaise directly with the approval of the academic supervisor. . Placements can be for instance with Boehringer-I
Janssen –Cilag, Eli Lilly, Campbell Aliance, Office of Health Economics, Otsuka, Celgene, Curo, IMS Health, and many others.
Placements provide a unique opportunity to apply the skills learned during the MSc and acquire experience in the workplace.
You will benefit from state of the art student-geared facilities, including a bright new gym and meeting points. Most importantly, you will benefit from City’s central London location.
We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.
The course is taught by research active academic staff, teaching assistants and industry and visiting lecturers.
We also have invited speakers that come to present specialised topics in health economics.
Assessments are typically a combination of unseen written examinations (70% for each module) and coursework (30% for each module) but this can vary by module.
About two thirds of our students secure a placement at a firm. The placement is used to learn about the sector while writing the dissertation
Pre-sessional activities covering Statistics, Microeconomics, Stata, Excel and Mathematics run in September before the start of term. These are available for all students who secure a place on the MSc Economic Evaluation and Healthcare course. Pre-sessionals are included in your degree fee and are designed to prepare you for the course. We therefore strongly encourage you to make every effort to attend. Dates of the sessions are as follows:
Please note that you are not required to register for the above pre-sessionals, you just need to turn up on the day. Further information such as the exact times and locations will be provided in your induction schedule.
The teaching takes place over two terms, from September to June.
Full time: 20 weeks of lectures plus dissertation and examination periods over one year.
Full-time students who pass all the taught modules during the main exam sessions will finish the programme at the end of September, when they submit their dissertation.
Full-time students who successfully complete the taught modules in the August re-sit exam session will submit their dissertation in December.
Part time: 20 weeks of lectures plus dissertation and examination periods spread over one year and 3 months.
Part-time students complete all modules over the course of four terms, from September to June, before undertaking their dissertation.
Part-time students who successfully pass all the taught modules during the main exam sessions will finish the programme in December, when they submit their dissertation. Part-time students who successfully pass all the taught modules in August submit in March of the following year.
Our MScs in Economic Evaluation and Health Economics benefit from invited lectures, modules and seminars from an extensive list of collaborators, from the industry and other institutions including:
You will complete 180 credits.
This includes modules worth 120 credits: one module worth 30 credits and six modules worth 15 credits. The research project is worth 60 credits.
Each module typically has a weekly two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial, but this may vary.
This course is taught on Thursdays and Fridays only. A full-time student can expect to spend all Thursday and all Friday at City, for 10 or 11 weeks in the Autumn term and the Spring term.
Note: It is not possible to give exact hours per week because these can vary from one term to the other, depending on which electives you choose.
You will take Quantitative Methods and Economic Evaluation on Thursdays during the first term and Health Economics and Advanced Economic Evaluation on Thursdays during the second term.
You will take Epidemiology on Fridays during the first term and Welfare Economics and Economic Evaluation Workshops (Modelling) on Fridays during the second term.
Students on a part-time basis will take only what is taught on Thursdays during the first year and what is taught on Fridays during the second year.
This MSc prepares you for career opportunities in economic consultancies, think-tanks, the pharmaceutical industry, professional associations, governmental bodies and non-governmental organisations and teaching and research positions in academic institutions.
Examples: Abacus International, NICE, Optum, IMS Health, Research International, NHS, Kovis, Eli-Lilly, OHE, United Nations, Fidelity, Oxford Outcomes, Gallaher, Johnson&Johnson, Novo Nordisk, Synovate, Tomtah, as well as PhDs at UCL, York, City, University of London and Warwick.