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Health Economics The Master of Commerce by coursework and research report in the field of Health Economics aims to train economists in the application of economic theory to the study of health and health care.
Health Economics The Master of Commerce by coursework and research report in the field of Health Economics aims to train economists in the application of economic theory to the study of health and health care.

Qualification: MCom

School: Economic and Business Sciences

Faculty: Commerce, Law and Management

Duration: 1 - 2 years

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

Why Health Economics?

The health sector commands a substantial share of the economy’s resources and health is an important public policy issue. Health economists, however, are in short supply. A qualification in this field offers employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors.

This coursework Masters programme is structured as a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time qualification. The programme comprises a research report together with a total of six courses, including five compulsory courses and one elective.

Compulsory courses:

  • Microeconomics A
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Further Topics in Health Economics
  • Economic and Programme Evaluation in Health

Electives (one):

  • Economics of Competition and Regulation
  • Development
  • Growth
  • Advanced Institutional Economics
  • Public Economics

Applicants are expected to have achieved an average of at least 65% for an Honours in Economics or Economic Science degree or equivalent.

Additional Entry Requirements

If you do not have an Honours degree in Economics but are interested in studying Health Economics at Wits University, you could consider the Health Economics specialisation in the Master in Public Health (MPH) programme.

  • Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.
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