Mounting pressure on budgets worldwide has focused attention on how best to organise healthcare systems and the spending within them. Develop a greater understanding of health economics and gain a qualification while continuing your career.
Why study health economics with York?
Our flexible distance learning programmes are a collaboration between the Department of Economics and Related Studies and the York Health Economics Consortium. Each programme is based on three 12-week modules and assessments, while offering flexibility to work around your professional and personal commitments.
We offer three programmes of study, helping to provide you with the skills and confidence to apply the principles of health economics in your career. You must complete and be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate, before having the option to further your knowledge by progressing onto the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
It is also possible to take individual modules (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information).
Modules and materials are designed and delivered by expert health economists at the University of York, who are leaders in their field of research and published work.
- Health Economics for Health Care Professionals (PGCert)
- Health Economics for Health Care Professionals (PGDip)
- Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment (MSc)
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in the Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking, published by Tilburg University, 2020.
These programmes are a collaboration between the Department of Economics and Related Studies and the York Health Economics Consortium. You'll have access to materials by an international network of researchers.
You’ll have access to a wide range of facilities during your programme, including the University Library’s distance learning service.
For our PGCert and PGDip programmes, you'll receive workbooks containing programme materials, individual and group exercises, and suggested further reading. Our MSc modules are delivered through narrated presentations and workbooks with additional material and exercises.
You'll have access to:
- recorded lectures to supplement workbook materials
- discussion boards monitored by a module tutor or module leader
- online tools for submitting assessments and receiving feedback
- live question and answer sessions
- an optional residential workshop to meet module tutors, module leaders, fellow students and guest lecturers from the Centre for Health Economics.
These are Continuing Professional Development programmes designed for those who are already employed. Our graduates will be confident in applying new mathematical, graphical and data analysis techniques, using new knowledge to enhance existing systems.
- Director within the NHS
- General manager for a healthcare company
- Healthcare analyst
- Health economics and outcomes research manager
- Consultant physician
- Medical writer