MSc Health Economics and Health Policy/MSc Health Economics and Econometrics – find out more

This online chat event is designed to give prospective postgraduate students information about the Health Economics and Econometrics and Health Economics and Health Policy courses.

The MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics is ideal for new graduates hoping to pursue a career in health economics or for those currently working in the health care sector who wish to develop skills in health economics. The MSc Health Economics and Health Policy programme is suitable for people currently working in the health care sector (in both the public and private sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry) who wish to improve their understanding of and skills in health economics.

Dr Louise Jackson (Lecturer and Programme Lead) and Dr Patrick Moore (Lecturer and Deputy Programme Lead) will be available from 12:30-13:30 to answer any questions you might have about the programme.

A number of our postgraduate mentors have studied relevant subjects. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to work in the School via our mentor website.

More information about the Health Economics courses

View related Virtual Tour

Speaker profiles

  • Dr Louise Jackson

    Louise is a Lecturer in Health Economics and the Programme Lead. (Live Q&A 12:30-13:30)

  • Dr Patrick Moore

    Patrick is a Lecturer in the Health Economics Unit and the Deputy Programme Lead. (Live Q&A 12:30-13:30)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the MSc Health Economics and Health Policy/MSc Health Economics and Econometrics – find out more live event.
Ranger asked:

what is the future career development of this?

Louise & Patrick replied:

Dear Ranger, thank you for asking this. There are numerous opportunities for health economists across the pharmaceutical industry, consultancy, academia, public sector, health sector etc. Our graduates tend to be successful in perusing the career of their choice once they complete their MSc studies. There are some videos of students and alumni on our webpages.

Margaretha asked:

Is there a chance to take part in work based placements during the course? And have previous students been able to get placements?

Louise & Patrick replied:

Dear Margaretha, thank you for your question. Yes, we have the option for students to take part in placements as part of their dissertation module. They undertake the research and writing of their dissertation in a placement setting (NHS, consultancy etc.). Yes, we have been able to offer students who wanted them these placement opportunities for this year, and we expect to have placements next academic year.


I now hold an unconditional offer on the course and have successfully applied for the commonwealth shared scholarship for funding. please ma, do you have an idea of when the outcome of my application will be known?

Louise & Patrick replied:

Dear Benjamin, it is good news that you have an unconditional offer. Unfortunately we are not involved in the scholarship process and so are not able to update you on this. If you have queries we would suggest that you contact and they should be able to help. We wish you all the best with your application.

Mimi asked:

I have just accepted my conditional offer and would like to know when the start date of the MSc is?

Louise & Patrick replied:

Dear Mimi, thank you for your question. The start date for the course is the 2nd October but we would recommend that you arrive in Birmingham before this to get ready to begin your studies. Welcome week is on the 23 September and so you will receive further information about this week and your arrival soon. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have further queries via


what is the difference between the Health Economics and Health policy course and Health Economics and Econometrics ?

Louise & Patrick replied:

Dear Benjamin, thank you for your question. The main difference is that the MSc in Health Economics & Econometrics has modules on Econometrics and Micro Economics. This MSc course requires applicants to have some prior learning experience in Econometrics or a similar subject. The MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy requires a good undergraduate degree but no specific subject is required. This MSc has additional training around Health Policy. I hope this helps, we would be happy to discuss further if this would be useful.