Institute for Global Health


Health Economics and Decision Science MSc

The Health Economics and Decision Science MSc incorporates economics, statistics, and epidemiology to provide a multi-disciplinary context to health systems and the application of decision science.

The UCL MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science is an applied quantitative course that 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.

An introduction to the course

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  • Apply economic theory in the context of health and health care
  • Use advanced quantitative techniques to tackle global health challenges 
  • Learn how to conduct economic evaluations in health care

Find out more

Go to our graduate prospectus for more information about:

  • Module choices
  • Course Length
  • Fees
  • Entry requirements 

Graduate Prospectus

Course details

By the end of the programme, students will understand how the political, economic and physical context of health systems frames the application of economics and decision science. Students will also be able to conduct rigorous cost-effectiveness analyses of health interventions and technologies to inform policy at regional, national and international levels.


Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information please visit our module catalogue.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science.

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

Please note it is mandatory for students without a degree in Economics to take GLBH0029 Introductory Microeconomics for Health as a core module. In this case students can choose 2 optional modules.


All students must undertake an independent research project, which culminates in a dissertation of up to 7,000 words (60 credits). Some students may conduct their research project together with industry partners. 

Applications for 22/23 are now open from 21st October 2021 - 31 March 2022.

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Hear from our students

Visit our testimonials page to hear from our Health Economics and Decision Science MSc graduates. 

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