Applied Health Economics MSc

Team: Applied Health Economics Team
In partnership with: University of South Wales

The MSc in Applied Health Economics course offers progression from the Postgraduate Diploma for individuals who are interested in a leadership role within Health Economics. Course Code: QMSP054

Next Intake: 2019 Sept

Course Information

Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. On successful completion of this course, you will receive an Applied Health Economics MSc.

The MSc Applied Health Economics course aims to create professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to Health Economics medicine. The online course will enable more health care professionals to have the required knowledge to treat patients. It will develop problem solving and clinical skills together with preparing students to take a leadership role in health economics.

Entry to the one year MSc in Applied Health Economics will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Economics (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University.

Our Applied Health Economics MSc course has been developed for health professionals who are interested in a leadership role within health economics including NHS managers, Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, CCG's commissioning teams, CCG Pharmacy teams, Pharmaceutical Industry Professionals and other suitably qualified and interested individuals.

The MSc Applied Health Economics course is the only one of its title that is accessible online, and is not offered by any other institution. On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An applied understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in an appropriate clinical setting
  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline informed by current scholarship and research
  • Advanced level critical skills designed to deal with complex problems
  • Advanced knowledge and competence in health economics

Course Structure

You will interpret research and critically appraise research methods used in applied health economics for healthcare decision making, and display a critical understanding of the clinical implications of research and its impact upon healthcare delivery and service development.

You will produce an extensive piece of literature which may be suitable for peer-reviewed publication, demonstrating an ability to critically evaluate research in clinical practice, incorporating knowledge of the research process in developing services appropriately.

Find full module details in our prospectus

Teaching Methods

Module 1 - Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal

MSc teaching methods for this module are similar to the Postgraduate Diploma course modules, however it is run over 12 weeks.

Module 2 - Professional Project

To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course; however much of the work is self-directed.

Students are expected in the first 8 weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Students select a specific project and submit a project summary/proposal (approximately 1,200 words).

Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project (10,500 words) itself is then completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor. The student and tutor will interact regularly (weekly) on the dedicated students/tutor discussion area or through any other means of communication deemed appropriate by both parties (telephone/SKYPE/email). Note of any verbal communication with the tutor is recorded in the student's journal by the student.

Entry Requirements

Entry to the one year MSc Applied Health Economics programme will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Economics (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University.

Students may apply for the Master's in Applied Health Economics as a two-year course consisting of eight modules (180 credits), the first 120 credits of which being the Postgraduate Diploma.

Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:

  • Qualification certificates
  • One written reference

Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK/EU & International Students for September 2019: £3900

Please Note: These are the fees for a single year.

Fee payments may be made via the following options:

Date Option A Option B
Deposit payable on acceptance £650 £650
1st November 2019 £3,250 £650
1st January 2020 £650
1st March 2020 £650
1st May 2020 £650
1st June 2020 £650

Deposits are non-refundable

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