Taught course

LSE-LSHTM MSc Health Policy, Planning And Financing

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

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

About the MSc programme

The MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing teaches you to critically analyse issues in health policy, planning and financing and enables you to devise appropriate health policy responses. This is a joint programme with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Taking a multidisciplinary approach to formulate, design, implement, evaluate and appraise health policies and plans will enable you to work in health policy and planning roles in national governments, international organisations, research and management consultancy, industry and the voluntary sector.

As part of an international cohort who have all worked in health policy or public health services, students broaden their understanding of health related issues. Students’ experiences from social science, medicine, health service management, health care providers, national health care systems, international agencies and NGOs helps to enrich the learning environment and offers a broad range of perspectives.

You will learn financing models for health care, health economics, health policy and politics, and explore the many challenges facing modern health care systems. In addition to this you will be able to choose a wide range courses, allowing you to specialise in a specific field or explore a variety of topics. The programme provides training relevant to countries at all levels of development, although you can choose to specialise.

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

See fee and funding information on LSHTM website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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