Taught course

LSE-UChicago Double Executive Masters in Health Policy

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

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant academic subject (including science, medicine, economics, political science, sociology, other social sciences). Significant health-related work experience is essential whether in industry, health NGOs in developing countries, global health institutions and organisations or ministries of health.

Months of entry


Course content

This transatlantic double executive programme is designed and delivered in partnership with the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. Drawing on LSE’s strengths in health economics and management, and Harris’ public policy thought leadership, the degree programme invites ambitious professionals to learn how to shape the global healthcare landscape through comprehensive training in health policy, economics, and management.

The definitive shift in global healthcare spending has intensified demand for professionals with specialist health sector expertise and the ability to implement extensive policy solutions. With significant challenges in domestic and international health policy, global health and sustainability, health technology innovations, and financing healthcare, the programme seeks to complement your specialist skill set with in-depth policy insights and practical tools of economic analysis.

The partnership between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy lets you pursue executive study in two global cities with thriving healthcare sectors. Joining a select group of peers from across the healthcare and public sector, the policy arena, hospital management, medical technology ventures and pharmaceuticals, you will build a powerful global network that will extend well beyond classroom assignments.

The curriculum offers health and public policy expertise brought to life by world-class faculty at the heart of policy decision-making and research. During this two-year taught modular degree, you will gain exposure to thought-provoking concepts and responsive solutions to contemporary healthcare issues. You will gain actionable insights in the form of economic and policy analysis skills transferable to senior management settings across the health realm.

Modules are designed to encompass and inform the policy process, from discussing global health perspectives and healthcare financing, to training in microeconomics and mixed methods in public research. You will be expected to deliver a capstone project as well as a dissertation as part of your study. Upon completion, the programme will lead to LSE’s award of MSc in Health Economics and Policy, and the University of Chicago’s award of MA in Public Policy (with a Certificate in Health Policy).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Two-year modular programme with 2-3 weeks full-time residence in the autumn (London) and in the spring (Chicago).

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613