Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Health Economics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 27560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Economics

Email: enquiries@economics.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6570

Web:

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Health Economics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 082600G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Master of Health Economics?

This program provides graduate training in all aspects of health economics, meeting the clear need for comprehensive programs in Australia and internationally. A joint initiative of UQ's School of Economics and School of Population Health, this program is designed for people intending to work in the health sector. No prior knowledge or training in economics is required for this program. The program offers students the opportunity to develop strong analytical skills and is a qualification which may further career opportunities in national and international health agencies.

This highly specialised program provides critical insight into the complex economic issues in health sector administration, and the economic impacts of decisions. Students may take elective courses in analytical techniques, including applied econometrics, public economics, health finance, epidemiology, business and economic decision techniques, benefit-cost analysis, and health and development.

What you can study

The study plan for this program can be found here.

Some courses are offered at UQ's Herston campus.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Health Economics.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082600G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 27560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Health Economics

Careers

Graduates can expect to find employment as health economics managers in pharmaceutical companies, health departments, private health facilities or government and development agencies.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Health Economics Society
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • International Health Economics Association

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Health Economics

To complete the Master of Health Economics, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

To complete the program, a student must complete 32 units from the MHEcon list comprising -

    (a) 24 units from part A of the list; and
    (b) 8 units from part B of the list.

If exemptions apply for Part A courses, students are to undertake electives from Part B. With Head of School approval, a student may include 2 units for any level 3 ECON or level 7 course towards part B. Refer to the MHEcon(#32) rules for further information.

The study plan for this program can be found here.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Health Economics.

Program Rules for the Master of Health Economics

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: