University of East Anglia Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


UEA's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Develop your skills, increase your knowledge and take control of your career.
As a postgraduate at UEA, you can immerse yourself in a vibrant, supportive community that has innovation and excellence at its core.

You will be able to meet like-minded, ambitious professionals, challenge your skills and expertise, and put yourself in the driving seat, enabling you to enhance your career in health and medicine. Our programmes have been developed with your professional development in mind, and you’ll be part of a world-class research community, all focused on delivering innovation and excellence in healthcare.

The Faculty, which incorporates Norwich Medical School and the School of Health Sciences, is located at the heart of Norwich Research Park, adjacent to the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital – giving students access to cutting-edge resources, world-leading academics, innovative and supportive teaching environment, plus all the benefits a World Top 1% campus university brings with it.

World class research

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) demonstrate that, on average, over 85% of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

The Faculty is committed to continuing its leading role in the renowned local scientific research community in Norwich, cited as the fourth highest city for science research in the UK.

First-rate study environment

The School of Health Sciences offers a superb learning environment that enables students to fulfill their potential. This ensures that UEA graduates are fit for practice in the modern, ever-changing health and social care sector.

UEA leads the way in healthcare education, and its innovative approach to teaching is provided by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and motivated clinical educators; experts in their fields who will inspire you to develop your interests and career.

You will also benefit from regular opportunities to practice in skills laboratories, whilst our inter-professional learning programme gives you the opportunity to learn alongside other health profession students at UEA. Students also benefit from our small teaching groups, as well as professional, academic and pastoral support from personal advisors.

Creating highly competent, confident doctors

Norwich Medical School at UEA has an established reputation for exciting and innovative approaches to education, supported by a strong and rapidly developing research programme.

Norwich Medical School places a strong emphasis on collaborative co-operation in teaching and research. The Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre are situated close to the School, which is housed in the new Bob Champion Research and Education Building, located at the heart of Norwich Research Park. The School itself is building a strong reputation in Population Medicine, Health Economics, Diet and Health and BioMedicine with laboratory work now being concentrated in the world-leading Research Centre.

The School is proud to have received the Athena SWAN Silver award, and is committed to the principles of the charter, which recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) in higher education.

Postgraduate Funding

Postgraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and PhD Studentships are available to students within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and are usually awarded on the basis of academic merit. Application deadlines vary, so you are strongly advised to apply as early as possible in your year of entry. To explore further detail on funding linked to your area of study visit UEA’s dedicated page for Postgraduate funding opportunities.


The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned, campus-based university that delivers top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. UEA’s postgraduate community is around 3,500 students, forming one of the central strengths of the University.

Proving its pioneering spirit, UEA proudly sits in the Top 1% of universities in the world (Times Higher World League Table 2015-16) and consistently performs in the Top 5 for student experience in the National Student Survey since it began 10 years ago.

The campus is located in a lush, green area of Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. It’s just two miles from the heart of the city, which is easily reached by foot, bike or bus. The stunning Norfolk coast is 1 hour away, and London a swift 2 hours by train. This uniquely-placed University is also part of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environmental, health and plant science.

Sporting facilities on campus include the Sportspark, which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts local and international athletic events. UEA also offers the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival that featuring famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all UEA Creative Writing course alumni).

If you want to change the world with your degree, make an impact in your industry and reach your full potential - the University of East Anglia is a brilliant next step.

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MSc Health Economics

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

This programme aims to give graduate economists and health professionals an understanding of how economic ideas and principles may be applied to health, public health, and health care. Students develop an understanding of how to apply economic theory and appraise economic evidence to inform health policy and health care decision making through the use of a mixture of lectures, computer practical’s, workshops, individual study and assessed work. [+]

Health Economics is a relatively new but rapidly growing field. As the global population grows, so does our need for more advanced and cost-effective health care. This means that specialists who understand how best to use limited resources are very sought after. By taking a programme in Health Economics you are entering a profession which offers good employment prospects across a range of different sectors (Academia, Pharmaceutical industry, Private consultancy, Government or public sector organisations, and the voluntary sector). This programme aims to give graduate economists and health professionals an understanding of how economic ideas and principles may be applied to health, public health, and health care. Students develop an understanding of how to apply economic theory and appraise economic evidence to inform health policy and health care decision making through the use of a mixture of lectures, computer practical’s, workshops, individual study and assessed work. Module choice is flexible to reflect student’s prior learning with an opportunity to study relevant modules provided by the Schools of Economics and International Development, The importance of broader research skills is recognised and students develop the skills necessary to progress to PhD research should they wish to. This programme provides the analytical tools and practical skills on which to start building a career in health economics. To succeed you need to be numerical, methodical and have a good understanding of economic and health care issues. Why Choose Us? The Health Economics Group (HEG) at University of East Anglia (UEA) has existed since 1995 and is one of a small number of such units in the UK. We consist of 20 members of academic, research and support staff and support 9 PhD students. We are at the forefront of research in health economics (the UEA share of live grants held by members of HEG is close to £14m. The total value of grants awarded to HEG members, including the share going to collaborating partners outside UEA, is considerably larger), and contribute to the development and application of health economics nationally and internationally. This makes us very well placed to train future health economists and to support them to develop successful careers. Being based within the Norwich Medical School you will study in an environment where you can get a real understanding of the decisions that health economists can help with. If your background is in economics, you can learn from fellow students and other staff about the clinical applications of the techniques you will be studying. If your background is as a health professional or manager, you will benefit from learning alongside economists but in an environment where many staff and students share your background. Our postgraduate level programmes are suitable for students with an economics background and for those coming from other backgrounds. We offer health economics qualifications at Masters, diploma and certificate levels. Some modules can also be taken as stand alone. We also offer the opportunity to study modules delivered by the School of Economics and the School of International Development at UEA. We encourage all postgraduate students to attend seminars organised by the Health Economics Group where you will hear about the research undertaken by the group. Course Profile FULL TIME: Students must gain 120 credits through Taught Modules, 60 credits of which will be gained through Core Modules,and 20 credits of which must be chosen from Options range A. A further 40 credits must be chosen from Options Range B, and 60 credits will be gained through the successful completion of a Research Dissertation. [-]