Master of Health Economics and Policy

Study Area

Health,Medicine and Pharmacy

Study Level



The University of Adelaide



Course Detail


North Terrace

Intake Time

February & July

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

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.


Average Score


6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0)

Background Requirements


The University of Adelaide

Institute Ranking

#106 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #8 in Australia

Program Ranking

#6 in Australia for Medicine, #51-100 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020