Master in Health Economics

•    Programme duration:2 years
•    Delivery language:English
•    Degree awarded:Master in Health Economics
•    Accreditation:The curriculum follows the European ECTS system and the degree is awarded by Université Paris Cité. This programme is accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation.
•    Admission deadline:25 August 2023
•    Interview dates:8 & 22 November 2022 | 6 & 20 December 2022 | 10 & 24 January 2023 | 7 & 21 February 2023 | 7 & 21 March 2023 | 4 & 18 April 2023 | 9 & 23 May 2023 | 6 & 20 June 2023 | 4 & 18 July 2023 | 8 & 28 August 2023

The Master in Health Economics aims to provide students with a specialised, multidisciplinary qualification for successful careers in global institutions operating in both the public and private health sectors. Students are taught how to use applied quantitative methods to analyse health care data and to provide a sound understanding of health economics issues that surface in today’s globalised economy.

The objective of this programme is to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals to manage, explore, understand and analyse data within healthcare systems, with the ultimate goal of facilitating effective decision-making. Two core areas of focus have been identified for this degree; firstly, a need for training in cost-effective analysis to evaluate the economic efficiency of prescription drugs and related policies, and secondly, training in econometrics to explore care consumptions and care pathways in health data.

The first year teaches students about the fundamentals of data management and econometrics to effectively understand health care expenditure trends. The programme includes introductory courses such as fiscal management, accounting and financial tools, introduction to research and the economics of social insurance, amongst others.

During the second year, the courses take on a more specialised approach. Students are taught the health technology assessment (HTA) process used to examine the economic efficiency of new health technologies. The Markov models are introduced, teaching students how to achieve and interpret cost-effective analyses. Econometrics models are explored in depth and individual and interactive decisions are examined in ‘Game Theory’, ‘Law and Economics’, and ‘Decisions under Health Risks’. An increased focus on data analysis, statistics and health economics is central to the second year programme.

There are abundant rewarding career opportunities on a regional and global scale for graduates of the Master in Health Economics degree. For emerging and experienced professionals, career prospects vary from senior positions in government agencies, consulting groups, and health care industries. The scope of experiential learning opportunities at Sorbonne Abu Dhabi will definitely give you a competitive edge in your career.

Typical delivery format of the courses*
M1 and M2

DayEvening
Monday4:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday4:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday4:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday4:30pm – 8:30pm
Sunday4:30pm – 6:00pm or 4:30pm – 7:30pm

*This is the usual pattern of the courses, changes may sometimes occur.

Year 1 Courses

  • Office Software
  • Choice between Economic Calculus or Advanced Contract Law
  • Financial and Strategic Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Management and Strategy
  • Advanced Internship Support
  • Public Policies Assessment
  • English Business 1
  • Quantitative methods of management
  • English Business 2
  • Financial and Strategic Analysis
  • Theory and Modeling in Finance
  • Internship
  • Decision Making tools
  • Economics Report
  • Data Analysis Applied to Economics
  • Forecasting techniques
  • Initiation to Research

Year 2 Courses

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Health insurance
  • Collective Decisions
  • Health Industries
  • Insurance Law in the UAE
  • Data analysis in HTA
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Panel Data Econometrics
  • Decisions in HTA
  • Statistics in HTA
  • Decisions Under Health Risks
  • Health Economics Report
  • Research seminar & dissertation
  • Game Theory
Candidates must complete an online application and upload the following items:

  • A copy of the bachelor degree earned in a discipline appropriate for the programme
  • A copy of the high school diploma
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement (not exceeding one page)
  • For non-native English speakers a minimum EmSAT – English score of 1400 or TOEFL score of 550, 213 CBT, 79-80 iBT or an IELTS score of 6.0, valid for at least two years
  • Official academic transcripts, official test scores

Shortlisted candidates might be asked to attend an interview to assess the candidate’s motivations, career expectations and relevant professional experience in the degree area. International applicants are required to present an equivalency of their degree from the UAE Ministry of Education located in Abu Dhabi. For details on the requirements, visit the website: Ministry of Education

•    Programme tuition fees (over 2 years):

AED 166,400 (approximately US$ 45,344)
•    Payment of fees:
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Scholarships*

25% academic excellence scholarship

New joiners are eligible to 25% scholarship on tuition starting from the 1st semester. To be eligible, applicants are required to meet one of the below criteria:

  • Bachelor CGPA average of 3.6/4.0 and above, or equivalent
  • Bachelor with Final Average of 15/20 above
  • Bachelor with first class honors
  • Candidates graduating as the top of class, despite the average

A minimum average of 14/20 is required to maintain the scholarship for the following semesters.

For programmes taught in English: an English Proficiency level with a minimum of 7.0 for IELTS or 94 for TOELF IB

Preferential rates

20% Alumni preferential rate

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi alumni are eligible to a 20% waiver on tuition fee.

25% preferential rate upon enrolment on a second master’s degree

Applicants holding a master degree from SUAD and enrolling for a second master degree at SUAD are entitled to a 25% waiver on tuition.

5%-15% corporate rate

Companies and organizations benefit from a special discount, based on the number of employees enrolling in programmes. For more details, please contact +971(0) 2-6569311

10% Family discount

Students who have a first-degree relative currently enrolled in an undergraduate or a postgraduate programmes are eligible for a 10% discount.

*Conditions apply