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.

Health Economics and

Health Policy MSc Online

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Start dates

January, May, September


1 year full-time

2 years part-time


100% Online



Learn from world-renowned academics. Take charge of your career.





Why study at 

  • Brunel is ranked 20th in the world (4th in the UK) for international outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023), offering you a unique perspective of health policy around the world. 
  • Learn the importance of health economics from world-renowned academics through distance learning, equipping you to address society’s challenges on a global scale.
  • Network with fellow students and professionals at Brunel, a university of over 13,000 students and more than 139,000 alumni.
  • Your virtual campus - With Brunel you can study online 24/7, many students study part-time while working and we offer the opportunity to fit your schedule around your prior commitments.

The MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy (online) aims to facilitate students to gain advanced skills, principles and knowledge suitable for a career in healthcare and health policy organisations (e.g. health services, government, universities, the non-profit sector, research units, pharmaceutical industry). 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 reseamasrch skills.  

Course content

All modules are worth 15 credits


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)

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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

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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)

“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

All of our students graduate with a gamut of industry-relevant skills, core expertise and much-needed compassion to drive a positive and lasting impact on the healthcare industry and the stakeholders involved. 

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 gradutes may choose to explore are:

Health Policy


Technical Analyst National

Reimbursement Agency

Health Economics


Health Economics


Data Analyst

Healthcare Programme


Health Economic


Market Access and

HTA Manager

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About Brunel University London

Brunel University London is ranked 23rd in the world (5th in the UK) for  'international outlook', up five places on last year (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022). Many of our graduates have become leaders in the world of public health academia and professional practice, across areas including healthcare management, infectious disease control, and public health economics. Studying with Brunel, you will learn alongside passionate academics who are established experts in their fields.

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