MSc in Applied Health Economics
Team: Health Economics Team
Accredited by: USW
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
Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a University of South Wales Postgraduate Diploma.
The MSc 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 masters in Health Economics 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 1 year MSc in Health Economics will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University.
Our Health Economics Masters of Science 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 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.
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
Module 1 - Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
MSc teaching methods for this module are similar to the PG 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 1500 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 to the 1 year MSc Health Economics programme will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University.
Students may apply for the Masters in Health Economics as a two-year course consisting of 8 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
How much is the course?
|Total Course Fees for UK/EU & International Students for March 2019:||£3900|
Fee payments may be made via the following options:
|Date||Option A||Option B||Option C|
|Deposit payable on acceptance†||£180||£180||£180|
|1st March 2019||£3,720||£620|
|1st April 2019||£1,240||£620|
|1st May 2019||£620|
|1st June 2019||£1,240||£620|
|1st July 2019||£620|
|1st August 2019||£1,240||£620|
† Deposits are non-refundable