Taught course

Executive MSc Healthcare Decision-Making, in collaboration with NICE

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Health Policy
Executive MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with clinical, health policy and economics background and/or work experience in the health policy and economics field.

Months of entry


Course content

About the Executive MSc programme

The Executive MSc in Healthcare Decision-Making is a unique programme developed in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), known internationally for its contribution to the quality and efficiency of healthcare and its scientific rigour. This approach combined with the academic excellence of LSE’s faculty has led to a truly exceptional programme, with a tailored offering of skill-oriented and policy-based courses that will enable a strategic view of healthcare systems required to transition into a senior leadership role.

Considering extensive reforms taking place in the way health systems operate, understanding the complexities of healthcare markets, how to navigate these, and how to make informed decisions about resource allocation are increasingly important for active participation in strategic decision-making across the health sector. Combining the interdisciplinary expertise and research excellence of LSE faculty with the flexibility of executive study, this programme delivers a well-rounded intellectual and practical grounding in essential skills to appraise health care interventions, products, and policies, and contribute to evidence-based decision-making.

Addressing a need for qualified experts across the international healthcare market, the programme is tailored to participants coming from the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries, medical professionals, health insurance, healthcare management, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and individuals looking to transition into leadership roles.

Department of Health Policy

We are devoted to excellence in multidisciplinary teaching, with an emphasis on health policy, health economics and management in the health sector. Our world-class faculty bring unparalleled policy experience and theoretical and methodological approaches to their work. Spanning health policy, health economics, global health, health technology assessment, and pharmaceutical policy, our research is rated among the best in the world. Through close collaborations with governments, international health organisations, academic institutions and industry partners, our research has created and continues to create lasting changes in health planning and delivery around the globe.

As teachers, our faculty are dedicated to training tomorrow's health policy leaders. Many of our alumni go on to apply their academic training directly, working as policy specialists in governments, NGOs and the private sector. The analytical and research skills they develop are also highly valued by employers in the media, management consultancy, teaching and development sectors, and beyond.

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

Fees and funding


Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Executive MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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