M.Sc in Health Economics

Key Facts

Duration
1.5 YEArs
Mode
Online
CREDITS
90 ECTS
PAYMENT PLAN
AVAILABLE

Overview

Economics is a part of everyday life and gateway to future. The study of economics will help you in understanding world around you. It will enable you to understand people, businesses, markets and governments work and prepare you to respond to the threats and opportunities that emerge in dynamic markets. Economics graduates are well-placed in an ever-changing world because they have problem solving and analytical skills that allow them to succeed in variety of career path including and not limited to law, actuary, finance, foreign affairs, public administration, politics, policy analysis, health administration, entrepreneurship, market analysis, journalism etc.

Economics is at the centre of many social problems that the world is facing today both at micro and macro level including unemployment, inflation, poverty, pollution, health care, human rights, gender and inequality. Economics provides the framework for public policy. It will equip you to understand the fundamental policy issues that shape market and social outcomes.

This M.Sc in Health Economics is designed for the students who want to pursue a career in health and economics. It has been conceptualized to fulfill the increasing demand for healthcare professionals across the globe. It develops both quantitative and qualitative competencies required for healthcare decision making. This degree will prepare you to be an effective decision-maker in the area of health economics and its allied functional areas. You will learn various analytical techniques and research methods used by professional health economists and policy makers.

What You Will Study

The program is comprised of 90 ECTS credits and can be completed in about 18 months. For a detailed list of courses taught in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

Towards the end of the course you will undertake a dissertation under the guidance of a mentor.

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Curriculum

Core Courses
Micro Economics
Macro Economics
Econometrics
Development Economics
International Economics

Specialization Courses
Introduction to Health Economics
Health Reforms and Policy
Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
Healthcare Markets
Healthcare analytics
Digitisation in Healthcare (e health)

Dissertation

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Other Information

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent / higher)

This program requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent recognized academic title, in any discipline.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please reach out to our admission staff.

  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of bachelor's degree or equivalent (degree/higher national diploma etc.)
  • Copy of academic transcripts/marks sheets from the bachelor's degree
  • CV (optional)

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking). If you have taken an English language test in the last two years, that is good to have. If not, you can explore a waiver for the English language test.

The English proficiency test is waived-off for the following candidates:

- Native English speakers, OR;
- Applicants who have completed their previous qualifications (e.g. bachelor’s degree) in English language, OR;
- Applicants who have at least 2 years of work experience in an organization in which English is the primary language of communication.

Our program fees are very reasonable in comparison to other schools. Please calculate the fees applicable to you by using our online fee calculator.

Next Start Date

Bachelors & Masters Programs

Next Start Date: 01 Jan 2023
App. Deadline: 28 Dec 2022

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, you will learn to analyze and inform global health policy using the applied practical techniques of evaluation.

You will be able to:

  • Learn a highly valued set of quantitative and qualitative methods for decisions making.
  • Understand and analyze global health policy.
  • Identify, assess and critically evaluate relevant evidence from health economic studies.

Career Prospects

The prospects for health economists are excellent. Healthcare is the booming sector with the greatest number of jobs across the world. Our graduates work in hospitals, health insurance companies, development sector, healthcare technology and the pharmaceutical sector.
Economics is a widely respected field of study and provides an alternative to an Accounting and Finance degree as it offers similar career opportunities for graduates. You could work in job roles within a range of industries, such as:

Banking Finance Accountancy Business Government Consultancy

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 1.5 to 2 years. It is fully self-paced, so you can increase your pace or go slow based on your time availability.

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Each unit within each course will be followed by a short multiple-choice question test. Once you pass, the next unit will activate for you to study. You can take these tests as many times as you need to.

In addition, you will be required to submit assignments for each course. Assignments are like essay or paper writing, usually of 1000 – 1500 words. Guidelines on how to write them will be available in your account.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

Once you are nearning the completion of your coursework, you will work with your mentor to finalize a topic. You will then work on your dissertation under the guidance of your mentor and submit it once complete. The word count required is a minimum of 15000 words. You may be required to defend the dissertation as per the applicable academic policies.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

A virtual graduation ceremony may be conducted for which you will be invited to join via video-conferencing. After this the completion documents are sent to your postal address by courier.

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