Norwich Medical School

MSc HEALTH ECONOMICS

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MSC HEALTH ECONOMICS

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

Most taught modules will feature a combination of assessment methods, including examinations, course tests and written assignments.

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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.

Assessment for Year 1

Most taught modules will feature a combination of assessment methods, including examinations, course tests and written assignments.

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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent

Degree subject

Economics or related Social Science, Medicine, Pharmacy or other Health Care profession, with substantial quantitative (e.g. Maths / Statistics / Econometrics / Epidemiology) components

Additional entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

The course is also open to medical undergraduates who have successfully completed 3 or 4 years of study and wish to obtain a Masters by intercalation.

You may be required to attend a pre-sessional course in mathematics and statistics run by the School of Economics prior to the start of your course. It runs for two weeks preceding the start of the Masters course in September. This course covers mathematical techniques for Economists, statistics and data analysis using statistical software. There is a separate fee for this course which, for entry in September 2020, is £215.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)

  • PTE: 58 (minimum 50 in all components)

All scores must be less than two years old.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 663718

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £7,850 (full time)

  • International Students: £16,400 (full time)

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be charged as half the annual fee in each of the first two years. Students can also pay a pro-rata fee for each module studied (only available for UK/EU students).

For those applying under the Health Education England contract, contract prices will apply.

 

Living Expenses

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

50% Final Year Undergraduate Continuation Scholarship

Current final year UEA undergraduate students who gain a First class degree and progress onto a postgraduate course in September 2019 will receive a 50% fee reduction scholarship. Who do not gain a First class degree will be eligible for the 10% UEA Alumni Scholarship outlined below. Terms and conditions apply.

UEA Alumni 10% Scholarship

A scholarship of 10% fee reduction is available to UEA Alumni looking to return for postgraduate study at UEA in September 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

Course related costs

Beyond your course fees, your only expense will be course books.

Course Reference Number: 663718

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 663718
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1
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