Health Economics and Policy PhD - 2018 Entry

Entry Year
2018

Duration
Part time 48 Month(s)

Course Overview

The PhD in Health Economics and Policy provides opportunities to gain a deeper and more critical insight into health economics theory, research and practice, whether they are based within healthcare settings, industry, international organisations, local government, education, research, or management. This programme meets the needs of those wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of theory, policy and practice, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings or in the UK. The programme is offered part-time and via blended/distance e-learning.

The specialist taught modules include both the theory and practice of health economics and policy. The PhD will be oriented towards empirical research but is supported by a selection of taught courses providing skills in up-to-date research techniques in economics and health services research. This ensures that our postgraduate students extend their knowledge beyond a single discipline, and possess a wide range of skills to aid employability.

It also builds upon the expertise held at Lancaster regarding blended learning and will utilise innovative live online interactive lectures. Additionally, the Health Economics at Lancaster (HEAL) team has specific expertise necessary for the proposed programme, complemented by the expertise existing in the Economics department at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). The team have expertise in health economics, health policy and economic evaluation. Current research being undertaken by the members of the teams will influence all aspects of the module.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The PhD in Health Economics and Policy provides opportunities to gain a deeper and more critical insight into health economics theory, research and practice, whether they are based within healthcare settings, industry, international organisations, local government, education, research, or management. This programme meets the needs of those wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of theory, policy and practice, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings or in the UK. The programme is offered part-time and via blended/distance e-learning.

    The specialist taught modules include both the theory and practice of health economics and policy. The PhD will be oriented towards empirical research but is supported by a selection of taught courses providing skills in up-to-date research techniques in economics and health services research. This ensures that our postgraduate students extend their knowledge beyond a single discipline, and possess a wide range of skills to aid employability.

    It also builds upon the expertise held at Lancaster regarding blended learning and will utilise innovative live online interactive lectures. Additionally, the Health Economics at Lancaster (HEAL) team has specific expertise necessary for the proposed programme, complemented by the expertise existing in the Economics department at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). The team have expertise in health economics, health policy and economic evaluation. Current research being undertaken by the members of the teams will influence all aspects of the module.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

      Core

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Director of Studies: Dr Liz McDermott (Years 1 and 2). Dr Mark Limmer (Years 3+)

    Duration: 48–84 months, part-time

    Entry requirements: Applicants should hold the minimum of an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in economics, or other relevant discipline with a significant quantitative content such as statistics, pharmacy, medicine and management. Qualifications and/or experience deemed by the University to be of an equivalent standard will be also considered.

    IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply)

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

       
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     

     Full Time (per year)Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU n/a £3,246
    Overseas n/a £8,431

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

The Faculty was proud to achieve an Athena Swan Bronze Award (operated by The Equality Challenge Unit) in 2012 and the Athena Swan Silver Award in 2014.
The Faculty was proud to achieve an Athena Swan Bronze Award (operated by The Equality Challenge Unit) in 2012 and the Athena Swan Silver Award in 2014.

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