There are opportunities to study for a PhD based in the Centre for Health Economics. Being located in the Centre will provide you with the opportunity to interact with staff and students working in your area of research interest. The Centre’s research is organised within the following themes and we are interested in supervising PhD students in these areas:
PhD students are located in CHE but registered within a teaching department, usually the Department of Economics and Related Studies or Department of Health Sciences. It is important that you consult the relevant departments regulations and entry requirements. You may want to visit the Graduate Schools Office website for further information before applying.
Those interested in studying at CHE should send a CV together with a detailed research proposal to the appropriate contact listed above. Confirmation of available funding is also required. Please consult the webpages describing the research themes to ensure your proposal aligns with the interests of the Centre.
The MSc in Health Economics has been running since 1978 and the course has been completed by over 750 British and overseas students. It provides a comprehensive training in the theory and practice of Health Economics and gives students the experience and skills needed for research and health service decision-making. Graduates work in government departments, research units, universities, national health services and health care organisations, and the pharmaceutical industry.
For more information, visit the Department of Economics and Related Studies.
The York distance learning programmes in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals offer students the opportunity to study for University-accredited qualifications at the postgraduate level. The programmes are designed to allow students to study whilst continuing in their careers, and offer the flexibility to spread study over a period of years to match professional and personal circumstances.
For more information, visit the Distance Learning Programmes in Health Economics site.
The Alan Williams Fellowships scheme was first launched in 2006 as a tribute to Professor Alan Williams and to enable health economists from anywhere in the world to spend time at the Centre for Health Economics in York, UK.
Mid-career researchers wishing to visit CHE are invited to apply and the fellowship award is intended as a contribution towards living and travel expenses associated with the visit.
In 2016, John Tayu Lee from Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Singapore was awarded a Fellowship and will visit CHE in 2016/17. His research project will be 'Trends in health system performance and universal health coverage among six low and middle income countries - evidence from the WHO study of global ageing and health'