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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Health Economics

  • Masters (Coursework)

Gain an understanding of the complex economic issues in health administration and find innovative solutions to global health problems to make real and sustainable differences to people's lives.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5418, 059494G
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$40,640 per year / $60,960 total

About this course

The Master of Health Economics program is a joint initiative of UQ's School of Economics and School of Public Health. You'll work closely with leading academic staff from both schools.

Study can be tailored to suit your career path, with specialised electives in health financing, public economics, health systems and cost-effectiveness. You'll also have the option to complete an original research thesis.

This 1.5 year full-time program will suit students who already have an education in economics, business or commerce, with the program designed to build on your advanced understanding of economic concepts.

Upon graduation, you'll have developed the tools to create change and solve problems in health policy and healthcare, so you can contribute to the long-term sustainability of healthcare systems in Australia or overseas.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Train with academic and industry leaders who will prepare you to tackle some of the major issues facing global health.
  • UQ School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of research-intensive economic departments in the world. Source: Research Papers in Economics
  • Redefine your career by gaining comprehensive training in health economics - a speciality field in ever-increasing demand in Australia and internationally.
  • Immerse yourself in a rewarding program that offers a diverse range of subjects and access the latest health economics research via UQ's Centre for the Business and Economics of Health.
  • Enjoy an enriching study experience surrounded by people with common goals who will inspire and empower you to create change.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Health policy analyst
  • Health costing consultant
  • Economic evaluation adviser
  • Quality assurance consultant
  • Health services administration officer
  • Clinical trials project officer