University of Aberdeen
Health Economics for Health Professionals MSc
University of Aberdeen

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Gain an understanding of health economics and prepare for your future as a health professional. Health economics applies economic thinking to the analysis of health and health care. Get to know the core issues in health economics and their relevance to working health professionals. Study the tools you need to analyse and address the limited resources faced by the health sector. Learn to face the challenges of resource allocation as you build your health research skills.

Study with a team of practising health economists who are actively involved in policy-shaping research at our Health Economics Research Unit (HERU). It’s one of the leading centres of health economics in Europe. HERU is a Queen’s Anniversary Prize winner for its sustained excellence in health economics research over the last 40 years. This degree is ideal for health professionals looking to improve their understanding of health economics and research methods. Part-time and 100% online, you can manage flexible study hours to suit you.

This degree is assessed entirely online. We use several types of assessment, including multiple-choice quizzes, short-answer tests, essays and presentations.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.
TOEFL (iBT) 90 Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 18 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.
PTE Academic 62 Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.
Institution's Own Test Academic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year).

View the University of Aberdeen Online Prospectus programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be eligible to apply for.
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Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth). However alternative/lower qualifications, combined with an appropriate level of relevant experience, may also be considered as a means for entry. Students will also require reliable internet access.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Aberdeen is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Health Economics for Health Professionals MSc

EU £14520
International £14520
England UK £14520
Northern Ireland £14520
Scotland £14520
Wales £14520
Channel Islands £14520
Ireland £14520

Additional fee information

The indicative cost of £14,520 for the MSc is based on 180 credits of study over two years, starting in September 2022. We have confirmed that our fees will rise by 5% for the 2023/24 academic year. The indicative fees above include this 5% fee rise.

Don’t worry, you do not have to pay the full degree fee upfront. You can pay for your degree one term at a time. This gives you a flexible way to spread the cost.

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Aberdeen

Dating back to the year 1495 we find the University of Aberdeen, located in the Scottish city of the same name. The main site of this ancient institution is Old Aberdeen, where students in the arts and social sciences as well as the physical sciences carry out their learning. Meanwhile on the significantly more modern campus site Foresterhill, learners in the medical and research fields occupy their own purpose-built buildings, such as Suttie Centre.

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