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What will I learn?

The Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy offers a practical toolkit for healthcare sector leaders, policy makers and analysts. It provides a mixed-skills portfolio comprising leadership and management capabilities with analytical and conceptual knowledge.

The program has been developed in response to a growing demand both nationally and internationally for expertise in health leadership and management, policy and governance and economics and evaluation.

Effective leadership and an understanding on the economics and governance of health policies are vital to solving a range of complex challenges within the health care sector. The program will equip you to respond innovatively to these challenges. It will leverage your existing knowledge, fostering new skills for those already employed in the health sector while enhancing the value of future employees entering the sector.

What you will study

The Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy focuses on advancing your knowledge of:

Health economics, management and policy

Research principles and methods

Complex problem-solving within a health sector framework

Stakeholder communication, analysis and decision-making

Leadership, management and interpersonal skills

Information and technology in health economics, management and policy.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you will be able to take advantage of an increasing demand within the national and international health sector for executives, managers, professionals, administrators and analysts.

You will be able to seek out career advancement opportunities for mid-high-level positions within hospitals and Local Health Districts, government departments, university departments, research bodies, medical supply and pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, regulatory agencies, integrated care organizations, and not-for-profit organizations.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

102441D

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,805.00 (21,65,669) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Newcastle City campus

Cnr King and Auckland Streets,

NEWCASTLE,

New South Wales,

2300, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For admission into the 80-unit program, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent: Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or Bachelor Honours Degree; or Bachelor Degree in a related field plus one year’s relevant work experience; or Diploma or Advanced Diploma plus five years' relevant work experience. For admission into the 120-unit program, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent: Bachelor Degree in a related field; or At least seven years’ relevant work experience. TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet-based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Entry into the Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy program will be available to applicants who have:

A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline; or

An Honours bachelor’s degree, Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in any discipline; or

Minimum 5 years relevant organizational experience*; or

Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of the UoN Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Management and Policy program.

TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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