Masters Degree in Health Economics

Best 3 Masters in Health Economics 2017

Health Economics

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

A Master program in Health Economics prepares the student in the use of economic analysis and tools to understand problems in public health and economic development. The degree will train the student in his / her ability to occupy positions in both the public and the private sector overlooking international associations, public health institutions or even regional health authorities.

Master Program in Health Economics

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Research Master in Health Sciences specializing in Health Economics

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time August 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

The specialization offers a unique combination of epidemiological and health economic courses, which are aimed at teaching you important analytical and professional skills for designing, carrying out and reporting academic research in the field of health economics. [+]

Masters Programs in Health Economics. Research in health economics is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Health care costs are rising rapidly creating a serious concern for health care decision makers around the world. The sustainability of the health care system, that is accessible and affordable to all, is hard to achieve and maintain. The difficulties related to ensuring a fair and comprehensive health care system are an important incentive for conducting health economic research. This is why health economics is a dynamic and growing research area with numerous job opportunities. The specialization offers a unique combination of epidemiological and health economic courses, which are aimed at teaching you important analytical and professional skills for designing, carrying out and reporting academic research in the field of health economics. Typically, as a Health Economics student you will deal with questions such as: How do we balance between affordability of health care and quality of health care? Are new health care interventions worth the expenditure? How do health care systems perform relative to each other in terms of solidarity and affordability? Are health and health care distributed fairly within populations? How can we improve our current health economic research methods? How can we design health economic studies? This specialization is a joint venture between the NIHES and the Institute of Health Policy & Management; both are institutes of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Prior knowledge of (health) economics is not required. This programme will help accelerate your scientific career! Kris Vargas from Peru “NIHES provided me with the tools, training and confidence to face real-world health issues.” For more information visit our website. [-]

Master in Health Economics Research Unit

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Institute’s mission is: To improve health and health care delivery through excellence in applied health sciences research. [+]

Master in Health Economics Research Unit

Research Degrees: MSc, MPhil, PhD

Background

The Institute’s mission is: To improve health and health care delivery through excellence in applied health sciences research.

The Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) provides a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment for over 300 research staff with active grants of more than £40 million. The Institute has a comprehensive range of research expertise needed for population-based research, including epidemiology, medical sociology, psychology, health economics, health informatics, health services research and statistics. The Institute’s research contributes locally, nationally and internationally to the evidence base needed by individuals, health care providers and organisations when making decisions about maximising health and optimising health care services. As well as producing high quality research findings, the Institute contributes to building capacity in health service research by providing training and development opportunities for its members and an increasing number of postgraduate students.... [-]


Master in Economics of Health

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Health economics applies economic thinking to the analysis of health and health care. It is a relatively young sub-discipline but has grown rapidly. This MSc programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career as a professional health economist or who wish to undertake a PhD. [+]

Master in Economics of Health

Programme Length

MSc 12 months full-time, PgDip 9 months full-time

Aims

Health economics applies economic thinking to the analysis of health and health care. It is a relatively young sub-discipline but has grown rapidly.  This MSc programme is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career as a professional health economist or who wish to undertake a PhD. Health economics is typically applied in multidisciplinary settings. This is reflected within the course providing you with health economics skills alongside generic economic and health service research skills.

The course is taught by experts in the field of Health Economics and Economics, and other internationally recognised specialist staff from Health Services Research and International Health.  This is augmented by distinguished UK and international guest speakers providing seminars etc.  You will also have the opportunity to interact with economists working in the Scottish Government and NHS and with policy makers who will demonstrate how economics can contribute to health policy, part of which involves a visit to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in the first semester.... [-]