Master of Health Economics and Policy

The University Of Adelaide

Program Overview

The Master of Health Economics and Policy is ideal for professionals looking to progress their careers in health policy, planning and management; and who wish to make a difference to people’s health around the world. It is the only degree in Australia to offer courses in both mainstream economic theory and practice and health economics, and has a strong focus on the development of practical skills to support the application of health economics in the real-world.

The degree offers an advanced understanding of how society can manage and improve the health of populations by providing hands-on experience in solving real-world health economic issues. With a flexible teaching structure that includes online study options, modern teaching methods, and wide variety of elective courses, the degree delivers a strong foundation in economics and allows students to align their studies to their educational background or career aspirations.

Students learn in small groups with close supervision from leading researchers with international reputations. To complete the degree and to cement coursework learning, students have the option of completing an individual dissertation or a small group-based research project. The group projects involve the completion of an economic evaluation and the outputs of previous projects have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Graduates have a high level of skill and knowledge across the fields of economics, health policy, health economics and health technology assessment, and are well prepared for rewarding careers in a range of sectors nationally and internationally.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 38,000


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Year 1

  • Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Making    
  • Introduction to Biostatistics    
  • Introduction to Epidemiology    
  • Challenges Facing Economic Policy Makers
  • Health Economics    
  • Health Technology Assessment    
  • Applied Health Economic Evaluation    
  • Health Policy and Public Health Interventions

Year 2

  • Resource and Environmental Economics PG    
  • Public Economics    
  • Econometrics PG

Additional Entry Requirements    

Within five working days of submitting a formal SATAC preference, applicants must provide a written statement of 500 words (maximum) on their reasons for wishing to undertake the program and a Curriculum Vitae 

Australian Year 12    

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject

English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide    

Overall 6.5    

Overall 79    

Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)    

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Potential careers

Policy Adviser, Health Economist, Medical Research, Nurse Researcher, Parliamentary Adviser, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Data Analyst, Economist, Project Manager, Public Health, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Health Information Manager, Information Analyst, International Aid Agency Employee, Public Health Management

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