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Master of Health Economics

Overview

Gain an understanding of the complex economic issues in health administration and find innovative solutions to global health problems to make real and sustainable differences to people's lives.

The Master of Health Economics program is a joint initiative of UQ's School of Economics and School of Public Health. You'll work closely with leading academic staff from both schools.

Study can be tailored to suit your career path, with specialised electives in health financing, public economics, health systems and cost effectiveness. You'll also have the option to complete an original research thesis.

The 2-year program is ideal for graduates or healthcare professionals who don't have an economics undergraduate degree, with initial study providing a strong grounding in core economic and public health principles.

Upon graduation, you'll have developed the tools to create change and solve problems in health policy and healthcare, so you can contribute to the long-term sustainability of healthcare systems in Australia or overseas.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5589
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43072 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5589
CRICOS Code
082600G
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Train with academic and industry leaders who will prepare you to tackle some of the major issues facing global health.
  • Redefine your career by gaining comprehensive training in health economics – a speciality field in ever-increasing demand in Australia and internationally.
  • Immerse yourself in a rewarding program that offers a diverse range of subjects and access the latest health economics research via UQ's Centre for the Business and Economics of Health.
  • Enjoy an enriching study experience surrounded by people with common goals who will inspire and empower you to create change.

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

2 in Australia for public health

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Health Economics and Policy
  • Economic Evaluation and Health
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Consumer and Firm Behaviour

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Health policy analyst
  • Health costing consultant
  • Economic evaluation adviser
  • Quality assurance consultant
  • Health services administration officer
  • Clinical trials project officer

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Health Economics Society
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • International Health Economics Association

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a GPA or 4.5, approved by the Executive Dean; or
  • A Graduate Certificate in Economics Studies or Graduate Diploma in Economics from UQ with a GPA of 4.5.

Prerequisites

  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a GPA or 4.5, approved by the Executive Dean; or
  • A Graduate Certificate in Economics Studies or Graduate Diploma in Economics from UQ with a GPA of 4.5.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

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Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Health Economics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,072

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Health Economics for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

AUD $36,160

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Health Economics at 2022 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

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Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Health Economics pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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