Our MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment will give you the tools you need to solidify the knowledge you have gained in your PGDip Health Economics for Health Care Professionals and Policymakers.
Mounting pressure on healthcare budgets worldwide has focused attention on how best to organise health care systems and the spending within them. The University of York distance learning courses in health economics allow you to gain a qualification without interrupting your career, and offer the flexibility to spread study over a period of years to suit your professional and personal circumstances.
This course will give you a comprehensive knowledge of health economics, which you can apply directly to the problems you face in the workplace.
The Department of Economics and Related Studies ranks jointly in the top 10 for impact and is joint 14th for research in the UK - according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).
In this course, you will complete three modules to the value of 20 credits each. These will be combined with the modules you completed for your PGDip Health Economics for Health Care Professionals and Policymakers to make the 180 credits you need to obtain the Masters qualification.
Our health economics distance learning modules run on the following term dates:
Assessing the Impact of Medical Technologies on Health
Further Methods for Outcome Measurement
Decision Analysis for Health Technology Assessment
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
|UK (home) / International and EU
|Part-time, distance learning (2 years)
The fee quoted is the total course fee.
|Part-time, distance learning (2 years)
Discounted fees are available to applicants funded by public sector organisations and some self-funding applicants in countries classified by the World Bank as having low-income or lower-middle-income economies. The fee quoted is the total course fee.
The programme will include a residential workshop held at the University of York and attendees will need to meet their transport, accommodation and other related costs.
Each module will be delivered through narrated slides, and you will also have access to a workbook containing references to additional reading and exercises. Some modules will also be supplemented with a textbook containing core material. Your teaching will be supported using the University's virtual learning environment, Yorkshare. You'll have access to:
As this is a distance learning course, you will be able to complete much of the work you need to do for each module in your own home or workplace. The programme will include a residential workshop held at the University of York.
Each module contains one or two pieces of assessed work. This will be marked to provide feedback on your progress. The modules themselves are assessed by examination close to the end of the module's twelve week study period. All examinations will be online.
This is a Continuing Professional Development course and is designed for those who are already employed.
|Pass in the University of York’s PGDip Health Economics for Health Care Professionals.
|Other qualifications and experience
|We are not currently able to admit students who have not completed the University of York’s PGDip Health Economics for Health Care Professionals.
|Other international qualifications
|Equivalent qualifications from your country
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic and Indicator)
|6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component
|B2 First: 176, with 169 in each component
|7, minimum of 6 in each component
|120, minimum 105 in all other components
|B2 with 33/50 in each component
|70 with a minimum of 65 in each component
|459-494, with 426-458 in all other components
|Skills for English
|B2: Merit overall, with Pass with Merit in each component
|61, minimum 55 in each component
|87, minimum 21 in each component
|Trinity ISE III
|Merit in all requirements
For more information see our English language requirements.
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