Course Overview

The aim of the programme is to:

  • Develop a thorough knowledge and applied competence in the fundamentals of health economics, including health technology assessment;
  • Develop an ability to critically appraise alternative systems of healthcare finance and delivery in terms of equity and efficiency;
  • Expose the student to policy debates regarding access to healthcare, and how it is affected by new and expensive technologies.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre(PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Modules are assessed in a variety of ways, including coursework and final examination. A dissertation, completed over the summer, is also used to assess performance.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Normally applicants require a primary degree with Second Class Honours, Grade 1, which will have included the study of
economics to intermediate level. Students who hold a Higher Diploma in Economics with Second Class Honours, Grade 1, or equivalent may also apply. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable.

Applications from people with experience in the pharma-ceutical industry or the healthcare system are also welcome. Applicants without a background in economics will be offered an opportunity to take courses in economics before starting the programme. Applications to the part-time programme are especially welcome.


Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time

Next start date

September 2016

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15

Closing Date

Please refer to the offer rounds/closing date webpage.

Next start date

September 2016

NFQ level