MSc International Market Access (top-up)

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Overview

Our new International Market Access course explores market access for health, pharmaceutical and medical device products. The course is designed for students who have completed the European Market Access University Diploma (EMAUD) and now wish to top up their qualification to masters level.

The course builds on the knowledge gained during your EMAUD, addressing key elements of the drug cycle including market access policies, health economics and economic evaluation.

As well as training in research methods and economic evaluation, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your research skills through an independent, masters level dissertation. We offer individual student support through personal tutoring and research supervision, giving you flexibility around your professional and personal commitments.

This includes one week of face-to-face teaching and the opportunity to complete the rest of the course online. This course can be completed in one year but you have the opportunity to complete it over two years if required.

Our course has guest lectures from industry professionals who are experts in their field of practice. Visiting Professors on this course include Isaac Odeyemi (Visiting Professor of Health Technology Assessment and Policy and Head of Outcomes Research at Zoetis International Operations, the world’s largest animal health company).

Features and Benefits

Career Prospects

This course will top up your European Market Access University Diploma (EMAUD) to a masters level qualification, providing you with masters-level training in research methods and economic evaluation methodologies. 

With this knowledge of research methods, you may wish to pursue further study with a PhD and continue to specialise in market access or health economics.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed the European Market Access University Diploma (EMAUD) and have IELTs of 6.5 or equivalent (with no element below 6.0 or equivalent).

Course details

This course starts with an initial, weeklong, intensive research methods introduction. This includes lectures, workshops and seminars with teaching from experts across health economics and beyond.

You’ll have the opportunity to network with academics, industry leaders and fellow international students, providing insight into different regulatory approval processes in market access from around the world.

You’ll explore research methods including economic evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methods, systematic reviews and have the opportunity to focus on market access or health economics.

For your dissertation, you’ll collaborate with a sector-based partner and apply approaches to research and economic evaluation to a project relevant to your practice. You could focus on health economics or market access, concentrate on your area of practice or build on your EMAUD.

You can negotiate the contact and communication time with your supervisor yourself. If you’re able to, you can arrange more face-to-face time or for the support of your dissertation to be provided entirely online.

Please note that the fees listed below are across two years of the course.  

We're aiming to run intakes for this course in both January and September. For further information, please email our Programme Leads below:

Neil Carey: N.Carey@mmu.ac.uk

Francis Fatoye: F.Fatoye@mmu.ac.uk

Please note that these two units can be studied across both years of study. You must complete the Research Methods and Economic Evaluation unit before going on to the Dissertation unit.

Core units

  • Research Methods and Economic Evaluation (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

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Core Units

Research Methods and Economic Evaluation

You’ll develop a critical understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and consider ethical implications when conducting research. Your economic evaluation studies will include common methods used to undertake economic analysis, including cost utility analysis and cost effectiveness analysis.

Dissertation

You’ll be able to showcase your increased skills in independent research through a masters-level dissertation. Collaborating with a sector-based partner, you’ll apply approaches to research and economic evaluation to a dissertation project relevant to your practice.   

Please note that these two units can be studied across both years of study. You must complete the Research Methods and Economic Evaluation unit before going on to the Dissertation unit.

Core units

  • Research Methods and Economic Evaluation (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Department of Health Professions

Our Department of Health Professions teaches subjects including physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and nutritional sciences.

The department is committed to ensuring its courses stay relevant and up-to-date with current professional practice, by maintaining links with colleagues in clinical practice and research.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1417 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2584 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses

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