Health Economics for Health Professionals (Online) at University of Aberdeen - UCAS

University of Aberdeen

Degree level: Postgraduate

Health Economics for Health Professionals (Online) (Taught)

Course summary

Advance your career in health. Develop sought-after research skills and build your knowledge of health economics tools and principles. Join our flexible online degree in health economics. Health economics applies economic thinking to the analysis of health and health care. In this postgraduate degree, you’ll:

  • get to know the core issues in health economics and their relevance to working health professionals
  • master the tools you need to analyse and address the limited resources faced by the health sector, and
  • learn to face the challenges of resource allocation as you build your health research skills.
Outstanding expertise You’ll study with a team of practising health economists from our Health Economics Research Unit (HERU). Your tutors are actively involved in policy-shaping research, and HERU is one of the leading centres for health economics research in Europe. We’re a Queen’s Anniversary Prize winner for our sustained excellence in health economics research over the last 40 years. Who can join our online MSc in health economics? This distance-learning degree is aimed at health professionals. If you’re a professional in health care looking to improve their understanding of health economics and research methods, it’s designed for you.


Health Economics for Health Professionals is delivered part-time, 100% online. Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies. You can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and laptop, 24 hours a day. You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including online access to our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library. Each course provides a structured but flexible learning approach through the periodic release of materials, including a study guide or worksheets, links to journal articles and e-books, relevant websites, video and audio podcasts, and online discussions.

Assessment method

This degree is assessed entirely online. We use several types of assessment, including multiple-choice quizzes, short-answer tests, essays and presentations.

How to apply

International applicants

Health Economics for Health Professionals is delivered flexibly, 100% online. You can learn with us anywhere, with no need for a study visa.

Entry requirements

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth). However alternative/lower qualifications, combined with an appropriate level of relevant experience, may also be considered as a means for entry. Students will also require reliable internet access.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above. IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted.
TOEFL (iBT)90TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above. DI code is 0818
PTE Academic62Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above. Online test is not accepted.
Institution's Own TestAcademic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year). Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

To study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, through the degree you undertook or are undertaking at university, or through a recognised English language test. Postgraduate Higher requirements are used by the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; Law; and Social Sciences. The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience also make use of the Postgraduate Higher requirements. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.

Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16000 Whole course
International £16000 Whole course
England £16000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £16000 Whole course
Scotland £16000 Whole course
Wales £16000 Whole course
Channel Islands £16000 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £16000 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This indicative cost is based on 180 credits of study over two years, starting in September 2024. The fees quoted above are based on you starting your studies with us in the 2024/25 academic year. We have confirmed that our fees will rise by 5% for the 2025/26 academic year. Our indicative costs include a 5% fee rise each year. This is a pay-as-you-go degree. You do not have to pay the full tuition fee upfront. You can spread the cost and pay as you go, term by term. You decide how many credits to study for each term. At the start of term, you pay only for the credits you’re taking that term. This gives you control over your costs and workload for each term of your degree.

Sponsorship information

The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen. NHS staff receive 10% off online postgraduate degrees and short courses offered by our School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition; and our School of Psychology.

Health Economics for Health Professionals (Online) at University of Aberdeen - UCAS