NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Health Economics J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 full-time; 10 part-time COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MHE1, full-time; 1MHE2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Your Course This MSc provides students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the application of health economics techniques to address challenging issues concerning the allocation of resources in the health sector. Students will acquire the skills to analyse the economic causes and consequences of health care issues and will be exposed to current debates concerning critical national and international issues in health policy. The course consists of taught modules (see full list on course website), an internship and a minor dissertation. Students spend up to three months on placement with an appropriate organisation, which may be a pharmaceutical or medical device company, a public agency, a research centre or an international organisation. The internship allows the student to apply the theories and techniques learned in the taught modules. The programme is designed for people interested in pursuing a career in the public sector, working in the government, the health service or public health agencies in the private sector, working in the pharmaceutical, medical device or private care industries; or in the research sector, working with public, academic, or private consultancy agencies. Career Opportunities Graduates with an MSc in Health Economics qualification are in high demand nationally and internationally. Recent graduates from NUI Galway have embarked on careers in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry sectors, research consultancy, and in the voluntary and health sectors. Other graduates have pursued further education at PhD level in Ireland and elsewhere. Minimum Entry Requirements Normally applicants require a primary degree with Second Class Honours, Grade 1, which includes the study of economics to intermediate level. Students who hold a Higher Diploma in Economics with Second Class Honours, Grade 1, or equivalent may also apply. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent if applicable. Applications from people with experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry sectors, or the health service or public health agencies, are also welcome. Applicants without a background in economics will be offered an opportunity to take a bridging course in economics before starting the programme. “I chose NUI Galway because of the strong links to research, particularly with local clinicians and health services. The students on the programme come from a range of acadee programme was the 12-week internship which forms the basis of your dissertation. The support and teaching provided was second to none. The MSc in Health Economics has opened up opportunities that would never have been possible.” Dr Aine Varley, intern at the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

CONTACT Professor Paddy Gillespie T: +353 91 495 636 E:


1. Work experience: The MSc offers students the opportunity to use the skills they acquire in a placement. 2. Students have successfully transitioned into full-time employment with their placement host. 3. Special events: The Health Economics & Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC) at NUI Galway organises seminars and conferences every year featuring national and international experts in all areas of health economics.

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