Health Economics and Policy PhD - 2020 Entry
Part time 48 Month(s)
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 combines innovative distance learning and face-to-face approaches, helping you to gain deeper and critical insights into critical issues in the healthcare sector.
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 that provide 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.
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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.
Take an innovative approach to distance learning combining interactive lectures, webinars and online collaboration, group work and self-directed study.
Work with world-leading academics to make an original contribution to your area of professional practice.
Benefit from an international peer group that could include research professionals, policy-makers, pharmacoeconomics and global health professionals.
Studying by blended learning
The PhD in Health Economics and Policy is offered part-time via blended learning. Teaching and research activities are carried out through a combination of face-to-face and online interaction, allowing you to undertake the majority of study from your own location whilst fulfilling your existing responsibilities. You will benefit from being part of a UK and internationally-based peer group working across a range of sectors.
Face-to-face interactions include compulsory residential Academies and work-based workshops while taught modules are delivered via distance learning using our virtual learning environment and include discussion forums, collaborative digital spaces and video conferencing. All students have access to a hub space that facilitates interaction with your cohort and with other programmes, creating a virtual information space that’s also sociable. An academic tutor and two research supervisors provide you with support for each step of your PhD.Blended Learning
The Division of Health Research
The Division of Health Research have been offering blended learning postgraduate programmes since 2010. We have many successful graduates and currently around 200 continuing students on a range of programmes who have benefited in progressing their careers from the high quality postgraduate education we provide.