The news was recently shared that the University of Sheffield will no longer run its MSc Economics & Health Economics course. If there was ever a time that this course is important, it is now. Please sign the petition below to encourage the university to reinstate the course.

You can read about the course on the University’s website. It was jointly run by the Department of Economics and the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). Herein lay its value. It was one of only a few Masters courses in the UK that equipped students with a solid foundation in economics and applied training in a health economist’s day-to-day work.

The reasons for the university’s decision to terminate the course have not been formally shared. My guess is that the reasons relate to the commercial value of a course that has – on average – enrolled just 6 or 7 students each year.

Please sign the petition below if you think that the course should be reinstated. Please also consider adding a comment to this blog post, especially if you are a past student, a current employee of the University of Sheffield, or somebody who has worked with graduates from the course.

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  • 2021-04-12: Having reached our initial target of 104 signings, I have submitted our petition to the department heads. Please continue to sign the petition. I will re-submit it as we reach new milestones (e.g. 200, 500, 1 million).


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