This course aims to build on the skills you develop during the PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals.
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.
Using the knowledge you have gained in our PGCert in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals, you will deepen your knowledge of health economics.
In this course, you'll complete three modules to the value of 20 credits each. These will be combined with the modules you completed for your PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals to make the 120 credits that you need to obtain the PGDip qualification. The PGDip will help you to develop your understanding and analytical skills in a range of areas which were studied at Postgraduate Certificate level including:
You'll study three 20 credit modules.
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Our course structures are changing in September 2023. Find out more about how this course may be affected.
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.
|Study mode||UK (home) / International and EU|
|Part-time, distance learning (2 years)
This is the year 1 fee. Fees for future years are subject to confirmation.
|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.
In 2021-22, this course will be delivered entirely online.
For each module you will have access to a workbook containing the basic text for the course, 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 will have access to:
Our usual two-day residential workshops are being reviewed in light of Covid-19, and the course will be delivered entirely online in 2021-22.
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.
Each module contains one or two pieces of assessed work. Your tutor marks these and provides 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.
The learning objectives aim to equip you with the necessary skills in health economics to progress your career within your current organisation and/or to change career direction, targeting jobs which combine health economics with the disciplines in which you are already qualified.
|Postgraduate degree||PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals with an average of 56% or more in the Health Economics: Concepts and Analysis and Introduction to Health Care Evaluation modules.|
|Other qualifications and experience||Applicants who have not completed the PGCert Health Economics for Health Care Professionals at York are only able to be admitted in exceptional circumstances.|
|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||6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, minimum 169 in each component|
|Duolingo||110, minimum 100 in all other components|
|PTE Academic||61, minimum 55 in each component|
|TOEFL||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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