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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

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Master of Health Economics (MHEcon)

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.

The Master of Health Economics program is a joint initiative of UQ's School of Economics and School of Population 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.

The two-year program is ideal for graduates or healthcare professionals who don't have an economics undergraduate degree, with initial study providing a strong grounding in core economic and public health principles.

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.

Program highlights

  • Train with academic and industry leaders who will prepare you to tackle some of the major issues facing global health.
  • 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.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
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

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.