Economic Evaluation in Healthcare MSc

City University London
Course summary
1 year
10,000 GBP
Full time/part time
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare MSc

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare MSc - a City University degree programme

The Economic Evaluation in Healthcare MSc is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the healthcare sector basing on the quantitative and analytical perspectives in decision-making processes.

There is an increasing demand for health economics expertise in the public and private healthcare sectors.  It is important for health professionals to understand resource issues in the workplace. The course provides lessons on conceptual bases in advanced quantitative methods in health care decision-making.

Suitability - Who should attend?


  • You should have an honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in social sciences, medicine or science. We also welcome applications from those with a good honours degree in any discipline supplemented by relevant work experience, and from those with suitable professional backgrounds.

Economics pre-sessional courses

You will benefit from having a working knowledge of microeconomic principles, mathematics and statistics. In order to help you if you have a shortfall in these areas, we run pre-sessional courses prior to the start of the academic year that will provide the necessary background. The Economics pre-sessional courses are compulsory for students enrolling on the MSc Economic Evaluation in Healthcare, and enrolment is included in your tuition fee.

These courses are primarily aimed at those who have not studied economics for a few years and may need some revision of maths, statistics and/or microeconomics. The three courses are designed to ensure that you have a minimum acceptable level of knowledge in each area prior to commencing the course, so that once the full MSc course starts, all students share a common core of basic knowledge.

Other Suitable Qualifications

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

Additionally, the University works in partnership withKIC London

to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

  • IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test)

INTO English language programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information:

  • English for Postgraduate Study
  • Pre-sessional English


If you are a citizen of, or undertook your Bachelors degree in, one of the following countries, you are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of English language proficiency:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • The United States of America

The above is a list of UKBA designated majority English-speaking countries.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Candidates who are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and are coming to study in the UK may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way to apply may vary depending on the length of the course taken; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note:Candidates requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The MSc in Health Economics prepares you for career opportunities in areas such as:

  • Economic consultancies and think-tanks
  • Policy analysis for industry
  • Professional associations and governmental bodies
  • Teaching and research positions in academic institutions
  • Non governmental organisations
  • Economic evaluation of products in the pharmaceutical industry

Job destinations

Examples of where our recent graduates (from all MSc Economics courses) are now working:

  • Data analyst, Abacus International
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Research Analyst, Optum
  • Research Analyst, IMS Health
  • PhD in Health Economics (several: Sheffield, Warwick, York, UCL)
  • Health outcomes advisor, Research International
  • Project leader, NHS Business Service Authority
  • Health economy liaison manager, Kovis d.o.o
  • Research executive, Eli-Lilly
  • Research Analyst, Office of Health Economics
  • Database office health economist, United Nations Development Programme
  • Senior health economist, Fidelity
  • Customer relations officer, Oxford Outcomes Ltd
  • Research Analyst and Modeller, Abacus International Ltd.
  • Human rights specialist, Alpha Bank
  • Barclays Bank
  • Research economist, Brava
  • Accountant, Confederation of British Industry
  • Market researcher, Deutsche Bank
  • Sales assistant, Ealing PCT
  • Senior health liaison manager, Gallaher Ltd
  • Project manager, IM Health
  • Commercialist, Johnson and Johnson
  • Analyst, Network Rail
  • Marketing executive, Novo Nordisk
  • Assistant Director of performance and planning, Suits You
  • Collection agent, Synovate
  • Economist, Tomtah.

Training Course Content

This course is designed to meet the increased demand for quantitative and analytical skills in the process of decision-making in the healthcare sector.

You take seven modules and produce a dissertation.

Modules are:

  • Health Economics
  • Economic evaluation
  • Advanced economic evaluation in healthcare
  • Welfare economics
  • Quantitative methods
  • Epidemiology
  • Economic evaluation workshops
  • Dissertation

Read the full 2014 programme specification.


This course is designed to be flexible in the range of teaching methods used. You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, student presentations, analysis of case studies and interactive computer-based exercises, particularly in relation to the quantitative elements of the course.

In your third term we organise for experts from outside City to come in and present current research on both methodological and applied topics.


The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £10,000
  • Part-time EU: £5,000 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year


  • UK/EU and international students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,500 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship
  • International students can also apply for the School of Arts and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarship for this course.
  • Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.


Every year the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation offers one or two studentships, worth roughly £10,000 each, to students who have been accepted to do a Masters degree in Economics or Finance at a top UK university. The Foundation tends to favour applicants who have an interest in going into journalism, though this should not preclude others from applying.

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