Health EconomicsCity University London
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- Islington (England)
What you'll learn on the course
The Health Economics course aims to give you an understanding of the economic context within which economic evaluation takes place, familiarise you with key economic issues confronting health systems and provide you with the tools and methods to analyse the economic causes and implications of health care issues.
This course is aimed at students that have an economics background as it requires taking the Econometrics and Microeconomics modules.
The teaching takes place over 2 terms from September to June. Full-time students who pass all the taught modules during the main exam sessions finish the programme at the end of September when they submit their dissertation or literature review. Full-time students who successfully complete the taught modules in the August resit exam session submit their dissertation or literature review in December.
Note: for part-time students, the modules are taught on weekdays during the daytime, alongside the students who are studying on the full-time Master’s programme. Please contact us for further details.
We are introducing a revised programme structure for students who join from September 2016.
Students take 1 of the following 2 paths:
- Dissertation path: 120 credits from taught modules and 60 credits from a dissertation
- Literature survey path: 150 credits from taught modules and 30 credits from a literature survey
Core modules for all students:
- Economic Evaluation (30 credits)
- Health Economics (15 credits)
Core modules for the dissertation path:
- Microeconomic Theory (30 credits)
- Econometrics (30 credits)
Core modules for the literature survey path:
- Microeconomic Analysis (30 credits)
- Quantitative Methods (30 credits)
Elective Modules - one to be taken by dissertation path students, three to be taken by literature survey path:
- Economic Evaluation Workshops (15 credits)
- Welfare Economics (15 credits)
- Epidemiology (15 credits)
- The Economics of Micro-Finance (15 credits)
- Economics of Regulation and Competition (15 credits)
- Experimental Economics and Game Theory (15 credits)
- Development Economics (15 credits)
Route Core Module:
- Economics research project OR Economics Literature Survey.
Conditional on progress, during the Summer months you can choose between writing a dissertation, or writing a systematic literature review and extra elective.
Read the full 2015 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.
The MSc Health Economics has just over 220 formal contact hours. Each module has three hours of instruction for ten weeks, plus approximately ten hours will be spent with your supervisor at...