Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy

Provided by Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education


Awarded by The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course introduction


The  University of Newcastle's 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.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

To complete the  course, students must pass courses  totalling 120 units as below:
60 units of core modules (6 modules)
60 units of directed modules (6 modules)

Core Modules
GSBS6380 Health Economics and Finance
GSBS6381 Health Plan Design and Payments: Theory and Practice
GSBS6382 Applied Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
GSBS6383 Health Systems, Policy and Governance
GSBS6384 Strategic Health Leadership and Management
GSBS6385 Financial Management and Decision Making in Healthcare
Directed Modules
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty
GSBS6002 Foundations of Business Analysis
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design
GSBS6009 Cross-Cultural Management
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management
GSBS6386 Healthcare Data Analytics

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements:
Entry into the Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy  will be available to applicants who have:
A Bachelor degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline; or
An Honours Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in any discipline; or
Minimum age 30 years old and 8 years relevant organisational experience*; or
Successful completion of the UoN Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Management and Policy program
*Relevant organisational experience includes, but is not limited to, experience in business, management, health, IT, social services, and governance/policy profressions.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. 

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Part-time - 18 months

Fees & Funding

Up to 50% Study Grants