Institute for Global Health


Health Economics and Decision Science MSc

The UCL MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science spans the disciplines of Economics, Statistics and Epidemiology – training students in applied problems, while providing the theoretical foundations expected of an outstanding UCL postgraduate degree.

What will students learn?

All graduates will understand how the political, economic and physical context of health systems, frames the application of economics and decision science. All graduates will be able to conduct rigorous cost effectiveness analyses of health technologies and interventions. Students must select the Economics or Decision Science stream and complete eight taught modules and a project. Some students will have the opportunity of an industry internship.


There is currently a significant shortage of specialists in Health Economics and Decision Science. Graduates may go on to work within the pharmaceutical industry, local and national government departments, international organisations, think tanks, consultancy or in academia among other opportunities.

The 2019-2020 MSc in Health Economic and Decision Science starts
in September 2019
. All enquiries about this degree should be addressed to igh.heds.information@ucl.ac.uk.

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Fees and funding