Graduate Diploma of Health Economics

The University of Adelaide

The Graduate Diploma in Health Economics offers students an extended understanding of how society manages and allocates its resources to improve the health of populations. It is the only graduate diploma in Australia to offer courses in both mainstream economic theory and practice and health economics, and has a strong focus on the development of practical skills to support the application of health economics in the real-world. The diploma provides students with a broad foundation in key economic principles and methods, health economic evaluation, and public health policy. Students undertake a total of eight courses; four in economics, two in health economics and two from a wide variety of elective courses offered by the School of Public Health, allowing them to tailor their studies to their areas of interest. Students learn in small groups with close supervision from leading researchers with international reputations and real world experience in the field of health economics. A flexible and modern teaching structure provides options for completing the diploma online. Graduates can progress to further study with the Master of Health Economics and Policy.

Course Fee:

Australian: $25,000
International: $36,500

Entry Requirements:

A completed Bachelor degree (or equivalent)


Students complete 4 courses in Economics, 2 courses in Health Economics and 2 courses in Public Health.

Subjects you can Study:

Health economics; Economics; Public health

Study Pathways:

Graduates can progress to further study with the Master of Health Economics and Policy.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes 1 year

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