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Global Health: Economics and Policy

Global Health: Economics and Policy

MSc
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The closing date for applications to start this course in September 2022 has now passed. Find out more

This programme is currently under development and may be subject to change

Key information

Duration: 1 year full time

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

UK fees*: TBC

International/EU fees**: TBC

The course

Global Health: Economics and Policy (MSc)

How effective are health policies implemented around the world? What role does economic and population growth play in the sustainable development goals? How does climate change affect the distribution of health and well-being? These are some of the modern-day challenges you will study on the MSc Global Health: Economics and Policy.

Studying this new course, you’ll learn to analyse existing and emerging health and economics challenges of the 21st century, such as pandemics, economics growth, demographic changes, climate changes and the environment. You’ll receive training in modern health economics from a global perspective, covering topics such as inequality, development, environment and public health-care delivery.

Studying in the Department of Economics within the School of Law and Social Sciences at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research Economics departments. Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will have close contact with the academic staff teaching on the course and you will receive individual support from the course director whilst being able to tailor your degree to your interests.

On graduation you’ll be prepared to work for international organisations, government, NGOs, consultancies and think-tanks.

  • Excellent career prospects with economics graduates having an impressive employment record and starting salaries amongst the highest in the country
  • Be part of a relatively small cohort enabling you to receive individual support from the course director and other academic staff
From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience, and this is particularly the case as we continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

Teaching and learning is mostly by means of lectures; seminars; study groups; essay consultations; oral presentations and guided independent study. Assessment of knowledge and understanding is typically by formal examinations, coursework, examined essays, online tests and exercises, oral presentations and the dissertation.

2:2

TBC

Normally, we require a UK 2:2 (Honours) or equivalent in Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a similarly mathematical subject. Candidates with professional qualifications or relevant professional experience in an associated area will also be considered.

International & EU requirements

An Economics masters degree at Royal Holloway, University of London will equip you with an enviable range of transferable skills and can lead into a variety of career paths as well as the knowledge and a solid foundation for continued PhD studies. Employers recognise and reward the real knowledge and skills developed in an Economics degree. 

We will help you to recognise your own strengths, skills and abilities so that you can make strong applications for your chosen job or further study.  We also provide careers support including application and interview coaching, career strategy discussions and the opportunity to network with major employees.

  • Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different economics-related areas, including working in the Public Sector (Government Economics Service), journalism, business analysis. careers as economists, journalists and business analysts.
  • Our graduates are currently working for firms such as Accenture, TNS, Bloomberg, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse, Pricewaterhouse Cooper and Baker and Mackenzie.

Home (UK) students tuition fee per year*: £TBC

EU and international students tuition fee per year**: £TBC

Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course.

How do I pay for it? Find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

* and ** These tuition fees apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis. Students studying on the standard part-time course structure over two years are charged 50% of the full-time applicable fee for each study year.

All postgraduate fees are subject to inflationary increases. This means that the overall cost of studying the course via part-time mode is slightly higher than studying it full-time in one year. Royal Holloway's policy is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information, please see our terms and conditions. Please note that for research courses, we adopt the minimum fee level recommended by the UK Research Councils for the Home tuition fee. Each year, the fee level is adjusted in line with inflation (currently, the measure used is the Treasury GDP deflator). Fees displayed here are therefore subject to change and are usually confirmed in the spring of the year of entry. For more information on the Research Council Indicative Fee please see the RCUK website.

** The UK Government has confirmed that EU nationals are no longer eligible to pay the same fees as UK students, nor be eligible for funding from the Student Loans Company. This means you will be classified as an international student. At Royal Holloway, we wish to support those students affected by this change in status through this transition. For eligible EU students starting their course with us in September 2022, we will award a fee reduction scholarship equivalent to 60% of the difference between the UK and international fee for your course. This will apply for the duration of your course. Find out more

*** These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2022/23 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included. 

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