Applied Health Economics MSc

Team: Applied Health Economics Team

The online Applied Health Economics MSc is designed for individuals who have an interest in a leadership role within health economics. Course Code: QMSP054

Next Intake: 2020 March

Course Overview

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

The Applied Health Economics MSc aims to create professionals who can independently access information and use it to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence-base related to health economic medicine. The online course will develop problem solving and clinical skills, together with preparing students to take a leadership role in health economics.

The one year MSc in Applied Health Economics is available to those who have successfully completed the Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). This can be from Diploma MSc, the University of South Wales or from another UK university (having completed similar modules).

For those who have not completed the postgraduate diploma, you can apply for the Applied Health Economics MSc as a two year course, consisting of eight modules (180 credits) with the first 120 credits deriving from the postgraduate diploma.

On completion of the Applied Health Economics MSc, 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.
  • Indepth 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

The module runs over 12 weeks and is designed to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies used in applied health economics. The module consists of mandatory formative assessment activities to support your learning and development prior to the Professional Project module.

You will be required to produce a piece of work based upon a clinically-related project that is relevant to your practice. Once you have selected a specific project, you will submit a project summary/proposal of approximately 1,500 words. Following the approval of your proposal, you will then complete a 10,500 word professional project.

To produce the professional project you will continue to study online. Much of the work is self-directed, however you will receive guidance from your tutor throughout the module.


Entry Requirements

Entry to the one year Applied Health Economics MSc will require successful completion of the Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). This can be from Diploma MSc, the University of South Wales or another UK university (having completed similar modules). We can discuss this with you during your application.

Individuals who have not completed the postgraduate diploma can apply for the Applied Health Economics MSc as a two year course consisting of eight modules (180 credits) with the first 120 credits deriving from the postgraduate diploma.

Applicants should be working in a clinical setting, either in the UK or overseas, and have a science degree in a relevant subject. You will also need to submit copies of the following with your application:

  • Qualification certificates
  • A maximum of two professional and/or academic references
  • IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 for each band (or an equivalent qualification)

Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK & International
Students for March 2020:
£3,900

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

Application deadline - February 10th 2020

Fee payments may be made via the following options:

Date Up-Front Payments Instalments
Deposit payable
on acceptance
£650 £650
1st May 2020 £3,250 £650
1st July 2020 £650
1st September 2020 £650
1st November 2020 £650
1st January 2021 £650

Deposits are non-refundable


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