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Entry requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals

We require a UK honours degree at 2:1 or higher, or qualifications and/or experience deemed by the University to be of an equivalent standard. There is no requirement for experience or qualifications in Economics. 

In addition, applicants whose first language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of their English language ability as part of their application. Further information on English language requirements can be found at the University's English language web pages (please note that we may ask for higher test scores than these in some cases). The requirement for a formal English language test may be waived if an applicant's level of English can be confirmed to be of an acceptable standard, through the provision of a letter of testimony from their current or most recent manager. A testimony can only be accepted if an applicant has worked for that organisation for at least one year, and if the letter has been written within the last two years. The letter should confirm that English is the main language of communication in their workplace and that the applicant’s English language abilities as regards listening, speaking, reading and writing are sufficient for postgraduate study.

We will consider the overall quality of the candidate’s application. This will include their educational and employment history, the quality of their written statement on reasons for wanting to take the programmes, and the quality of the references. We reserve the right not to offer a place to an applicant even if they meet our minimum entrance requirements.

We also expect the handwriting of all students to be clear at the application stage and throughout the period of study. Tutors and markers are not obliged to mark submissions which are deemed illegible.

Normally, attendance at the two-day Module 1 workshop in September is compulsory and all applicants should be available to attend. The workshop dates are available here. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this will be reviewed for September 2021.

In recent years, the number of applications received has significantly exceeded the number of places available. We have specific time windows for admissions, and offers of a place will be made to the strongest candidates applying within these windows.

Entry requirements for the PG Diploma in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals 

Candidates registering in or after the 2011-12 academic year who hold the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals with an average of 56% or more in the examinations for Modules 2 and 3.

Entry requirements for the MSc level Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment

Candidates registering in any year who hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals.

Please see our How to apply page for further information. Dates and deadlines will be posted there at the appropriate times.