Master of Science (Health Economics)

City, University of London
Health economics
Research methods
Course outline: 

The MSc is designed to meet the demand for health economics’ quantitative, theoretical and analytical skills for decision-making in the healthcare sector, both in developed and in developing countries.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for anyone with an economics background interested in developing a career as a health economist working for the public and private sectors, as well as international health organisations and NGOs.


The aim of this course is to develop your analytical and modeling abilities and enable you to apply microeconomics and econometrics tools to understand the health care sector and the demand for health. This course will provide you with the experience and the skills you need to work as a health economists in private or public of institutions doing health economics.

The Department of Economics hosts both the City Health Economics Centre (CHEC) and the London Health Economics Group (LHEG).

The course has been awarded two studentships per year for three years from 2017-2018 to 2019-2020, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Course modules

Core modules for all students include:

  • Economic Evlauation (15 credits)
  • Advanced Economic Evaluation (15 credits)
  • Health Economics (15 credits)

Core modules for the dissertation path include:

  • Microeconomic Theory (30 credits)
  • Econometrics (30 credits)
  • Economics Research Project (60 credits)

Core modules for the literature survey path include:

  • Microeconomic Analysis (30 credits)
  • Quantiative Methods Health (30 credits)
  • Economics Literature Survey (30 credits)

Elective modules include:

  • Economic Evaluation Workshops (15 credits)
  • Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • Economics of Regulation and Competition (15 credits)
  • Experimental Economics and Game Theory (15 credits)
Type of training: 
Master's degree
Delivery mode: 
Face to face
United Kingdom
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