Health Economics and Policy MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

The MSc in Health Economics and Policy meets the needs of those wishing to develop their research skills while gaining an understanding of theory, policy and practice of health economics and policy.

The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings or in the UK. The programme is offered part-time and combines innovative distance learning and face-to-face (annual autumn Academy held in Lancaster) approaches helping you to gain deeper and critical insights into critical issues in the health care sector.

The MSc in Health Economics and Policy aims to provide an opportunity for those seeking to enhance their academic knowledge of the discipline and be better qualified to successfully apply for positions in the public sector or pharmaceutical companies, if desired. Our postgraduate students extend their knowledge beyond a single discipline, and possess a wide range of skills to aid employability. 

 

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 modules.

The MSc in Health Economics and Policy meets the needs of those wishing to develop their research skills while gaining an understanding of theory, policy and practice of health economics and policy.

 

 

The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings or in the UK. The programme is offered part-time and combines innovative distance learning and face-to-face (annual autumn Academy held in Lancaster) approaches helping you to gain deeper and critical insights into critical issues in the health care sector.

 

The MSc in Health Economics and Policy aims to provide an opportunity for those seeking to enhance their academic knowledge of the discipline and be better qualified to successfully apply for positions in the public sector or pharmaceutical companies, if desired. Our postgraduate students extend their knowledge beyond a single discipline, and possess a wide range of skills to aid employability.

 

 

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 modules.

 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The MSc in Health Economics and Policy meets the needs of those wishing to develop their research skills while gaining an understanding of theory, policy and practice of health economics and policy.

    The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings or in the UK. The programme is offered part-time and combines innovative distance learning and face-to-face (annual autumn Academy held in Lancaster) approaches helping you to gain deeper and critical insights into critical issues in the health care sector.

    The MSc in Health Economics and Policy aims to provide an opportunity for those seeking to enhance their academic knowledge of the discipline and be better qualified to successfully apply for positions in the public sector or pharmaceutical companies, if desired. Our postgraduate students extend their knowledge beyond a single discipline, and possess a wide range of skills to aid employability. 

     

    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 modules.

    The MSc in Health Economics and Policy meets the needs of those wishing to develop their research skills while gaining an understanding of theory, policy and practice of health economics and policy.

     

     

    The course is aimed at individuals based in international settings or in the UK. The programme is offered part-time and combines innovative distance learning and face-to-face (annual autumn Academy held in Lancaster) approaches helping you to gain deeper and critical insights into critical issues in the health care sector.

     

    The MSc in Health Economics and Policy aims to provide an opportunity for those seeking to enhance their academic knowledge of the discipline and be better qualified to successfully apply for positions in the public sector or pharmaceutical companies, if desired. Our postgraduate students extend their knowledge beyond a single discipline, and possess a wide range of skills to aid employability.

     

     

    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 modules.

     

  • 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

    Admissions Tutor: Dr Céu Mateus, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics. Contact by email on c.mateus@lancaster.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)1524 593182.

    Duration: 24 – 48 months, part-time

    Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, in an relevant subject. In exceptional cases, relevant work experience will be considered for those without an upper second class honours degree

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

    Assessment: Combination of written assignments and independent analysis 

    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 £4,250
    Overseas n/a £10,250

    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.

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