Health Economics and Health Policy MSc Online

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About the programme

Health Economics and Health Policy aims to facilitate students to gain the advanced skills, principles, and knowledge suitable for a career in healthcare and health policy organisations including health services, government, universities, the non-profit sector, research units, and the pharmaceutical industry. This online course provides engaging and interactive content through diverse delivery, offering in-depth knowledge and skills to apply to health economics and health policy issues. 

In this postgraduate programme, students will develop a critical approach to health economics and the application of economic tools to evaluate healthcare intervention and policy, whilst acquiring advanced academic and research skills.     

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Foster cross-cultural awareness

Different regions, face different health challenges. Evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors that affect the health of local and global communities.

Steer projects to success

Positive change stems from implementing important ideas. Learn how to effectively devise and deliver health projects on both a domestic and global scale.

Become an influential leader

Exceptional leaders inspire change. Develop the leadership & communication skills needed to inform, influence, and implement public health policies and programmes.

Innovate solutions

Thinking outside the box leads to innovation. Design, develop, and evaluate effective programmes that address emerging public health challenges and breakthroughs.

Leave a legacy

Positive social change means thinking long-term. Develop an awareness of how you can leave a lasting impact on communities through health promotion and policy.

See the bigger picture

The broader your perspective, the greater change you can make. Learn to see the full picture and understand both domestic and global public health challenges & opportunities.

Gain the skills to make a difference

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification such as economics or related studies, public health, health related studies, pharmacy, medicine .

Non-native speakers of English need either of the following: 

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all) 
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)

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Start dates: January, May, September

Study mode: Online


Fees: £11,135

Course content

All modules in the Health Economics and Health Policy MSc are worth 15 credits each. 

  • Epidemiology 
  • Fundamentals of Health Economics
  • Health Economics and Population Health
  • Research Methods
  • Statistical Methods for Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • Decision Modelling
  • Health Policy and Social Justice
  • The Research Project (60 Credits)

Course tutor

“The programme will equip students with the necessary advanced knowledge in addition to the technical and critical skills required to pursue careers in a wide application of economics and policy roles in the public and private sector. Graduates will emerge ready to help meet the global challenges of universal and efficient healthcare provision, by understanding not only the relevant theory, but how this translates to policy decisions.”

Matthew Glover

Director of Health Economics and Health Policy MSc (online) and Lecturer in Health Economics at Brunel University London

Career Opportunities with Health Economics and Health Policy Msc 

Graduates of this UK-based online master’s programme can go on to work in a wide range of rewarding and challenging roles in public healthcare and social care. A few examples of the careers graduates may choose to explore are:

  • Health PolicyAdviser
  • Technical Analyst National Reimbursement Agency
  • Health Economics Consultant
  • Health Economics Researcher 
  • Data Analyst
  • Healthcare Programme Director
  • Health Economic Modeller
  • Market Access and HTA Manager

Our graduates work here


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Career support resources at Brunel University

Career support resources

Brunel+ Award 

The Brunel+ Award is designed to give you recognition for the non-academic activities that you participate in during your time here at Brunel.

Brunel PDC (Professional Development Centre) 

Our careers service helps students develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market.

Open Library 

Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources.

Why Study Master’s in Health Economics and Health Policy

World-renowned faculty

Our knowledgeable and dedicated academics are sought by students and professionals worldwide for their expertise and research

Skills to make an impact

Develop advanced skills to become an outstanding leader in the public health sector 

Your virtual campus

Study from any location and build valuable connections and healthcare solutions with like-minded professionals worldwide

World-renowned faculty
Skills to make an impact
Your virtual campus

Student Testimonial

I've always heard about Brunel and all the achievements that students have made and continue to make not only here but all over the world. It is something that I felt that I wanted to be a part of and I wanted to associate myself with Brunel. They were very supportive. They were always at the end of the phone if I called and asked questions or if I emailed, there was always feedback coming from them.

Rebekah Farinu,

Public Health and Health Promotion MSc online

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