Economic Evaluation in Healthcare MSc
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The Economic Evaluation in Healthcare MSc is designed to meet the demand for quantitative and analytical skills in the process of decision-making in the healthcare sector.
Economic issues involved in healthcare are universally recognised as being critically important. The growth of both the public and private healthcare sectors in recent years means that there is a large and growing demand for health economics expertise. Analysing and understanding resource issues is increasingly necessary for health professionals, whether clinical, in health services management or in industries related to healthcare.
This course is designed to provide economic evaluation skills applied to the health care sector. In keeping with the University's aims to provide high quality, professionally-relevant education, the course offers training both in the conceptual bases for economic evaluation and in advanced quantitative methods relevant to healthcare decision-making at a level that is adequate for both economists and non-economists.
- You should have a Bachelor degree in social sciences, medicine or science. We also welcome applications from those with a good honours degree in any discipline supplemented by relevant work experience, and from those with suitable professional backgrounds.
Economics pre-sessional courses
You will benefit from having a working knowledge of microeconomic principles, mathematics and statistics. In order to help you if you have a shortfall in these areas, we run pre-sessional courses prior to the start of the academic year that will provide the necessary background. The Economics pre-sessional courses are compulsory for students enrolling on the MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare, and enrolment is included in your tuition fee.
These courses are primarily aimed at those who have not studied economics for a few years and may need some revision of maths, statistics and/or microeconomics. The three courses are designed to ensure that you have a minimum acceptable level of knowledge in each area prior to commencing the course, so that once the full MSc course starts, all students share a common core of basic knowledge.
Other Suitable Qualifications
Kaplan International College (KIC) LondonAdditionally, the University works in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.
- IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest
- TOEFL (internet-based): 100 - 105
INTO English language programmes
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information:
If you are a citizen of, or undertook your Bachelors degree in, one of the following countries, you are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of English language proficiency:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- New Zealand
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- The United States of America
The above is a list of UKBA designated majority English-speaking countries. For more information see http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying/adult-students/can-you-apply/english-language/#
City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:
- Students on courses of more than 6 months
- Students on courses of less than 6 months
- Students on a pre-sessional English Language course
For more information see our main Visa page.
- Start Date:
- 23 September 2013
- Full-time - one year
Part-time - two years (with an additional three months to submit dissertation, if required)
Course ContentThis course is designed to meet the increased demand for quantitative and analytical skills in the process of decision-making in the healthcare sector.
You take seven modules and produce a dissertation.
- Economics of health care
- Economic evaluation in health care
- Welfare economics
- Quantitative methods
- Advanced economic evaluation in health care
- Economic evaluation workshops
Read the full programme specification.
Teaching and Assessment
This course is designed to be flexible in the range of teaching methods used. You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, student presentations, analysis of case studies and interactive computer-based exercises, particularly in relation to the quantitative elements of the course.
In your third term we organise for experts from outside City to come in and present current research on both methodological and applied topics.
The course has just over 220 formal contact hours. Each module has 3 hours of instruction for 10 weeks, plus approximately 10 hours will be spent with your supervisor at various stages of the dissertation.
Three hours teaching time is allocated for each session of each module. However, this will not necessarily involve three hours of lecturing, as time is also set aside for workshops and tutorials. You can use the rest of the day to use the library and computing facilities, and for doing other course-related work.
The full-time course is taught on Thursdays and Fridays only.
Part-time students attend on Thursdays in year one and Fridays in year two.
We will assess you by coursework and examinations. At postgraduate level, you are required to obtain (1) a minimum mark of 40% in all assessment components, and (2) a weighted average of 50% in total.
Read the full programme specification.
- Full-time EU: £9,000 (2013 entry)
- Part-time EU: £5,000 (2013 entry)
- Full-time Non EU: £13,000 (2013 entry)
There are bursaries available for UK/EU students who are self-financed or funded by public sector organisations. If want wish to be considered for these bursaries, please contact the course administrator, Madina Howard. The bursaries are paid against fees to the value of £1,500 for full-time students and £750 for part-time students. The bursaries are paid against fees to the value of £1500 for full-time students and £750 for part-time students.
Every year the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation offers one or two studentships, worth roughly £10,000 each, to students who have been accepted to do a Masters degree in Economics or Finance at a top UK university. The Foundation tends to favour applicants who have an interest in going into journalism, though this should not preclude others from applying. For further information, please see the Marjorie Deane website at http://www.marjoriedeane.com/
Career Prospects92% of City's 2009 Economics graduates were in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating.
The MSc in Economic Evaluation in Health Care has an excellent record of graduate employment. Most of our students come to the course with no background in economics - yet even before completing the course, many have been promoted or recruited to positions as health economists.
Example of where our 2009 Economics graduates (from all MSc courses) are now working:
- Data analyst, Abacus International
- Human rights specialist, Alpha Bank
- Barclays Bank
- Research economist, Brava
- Accountant, Confederation of British Industry
- Market researcher, Deutsche Bank
- Sales assistant, Ealing PCT
- Research executive, Eli-Lilly
- Senior health economist, Fidelity
- Senior health liaison manager, Gallaher Ltd
- Finance graduate trainee, I3 Innovus
- Project manager, IM Health
- Commercialist, Johnson and Johnson
- Health economy liaison manager, Kovis d.o.o
- Analyst, Network Rail
- Project leader, NHS Business Service Authority
- Marketing executive, Novo Nordisk
- Customer relations officer, Oxford Outcomes Ltd
- Health outcomes advisor, Research International
- Assistant Director of performance and planning, Suits You
- Collection agent, Synovate
- Economist , Tomtah
- Database office health economist, United Nations Development Programme
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There is no fixed application deadline. Applications will close when the course is full, so you are encouraged to apply early.
MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
To apply you will need to submit:
- An application form (either electronically or by post)
- Two academic references
- A certified copy of your undergraduate academic results and degree certificate
- Proof of English proficiency (if you are not a native English speaker, or someone who has not been taught in English for their first degree subject).
Applicants are encouraged to apply online and either upload or email scanned copies of their supporting documents for convenience.
- Apply online Economic Evaluation in Healthcare, part-time
- Apply online Economic Evaluation in Healthcare, full-time
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