Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science background and/or work experience in the social policy field advantageous but not essential.

English standard level.

Months of entry


Course content

About this MSc programme

The MSc Global Health Policy draws on LSE's strengths in politics and economics to analyse a range of global health issues and policy responses. Through engaging with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, you will gain insights into a range of approaches to global health policy, including courses in health economics, sociology, public policy, and demography.

The programme’s analysis is at the global level, with a particular focus on health issues which affect low and middle income states. Our wide variety of courses gives you the flexibility to customise your curriculum so that you can pursue the areas that most interest you and suit your background, expertise, and goals.

Students on the programme come from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from medical doctors, to anthropologists, to those that have just finished their undergraduate studies. Therefore, the level of experience of students is quite varied, and this makes for a dynamic and stimulating learning environment. Our students are also culturally diverse, with 50 per cent coming from outside the UK.

You will graduate from LSE with both a conceptual understanding of the big issues in global health, and tangible skills for a career in global health, such as economic evaluation and policy analysis. Alumni currently work in a range of global health positions, including pharmaceutical organisations, consulting firms, public sector government roles, NGOs, and international organisations such as WHO and UNICEF. Being based in London is also an advantage for MSc Global Health Policy students and alumni, as many public and private sector global health organisations are either headquartered or have a presence in the UK.

Department of Health Policy

The programme is delivered by the Department of Health Policy. LSE Health is one of the Department’s associated research centres and one of the world’s most highly rated research centres in international health policy and health economics, both for its research and institutional links. You will be taught by specialists who are passionate about global health and are at the forefront of research into global health policy.

Information for international students

For country-specific information regarding entry requirements, fees, and scholarships avaliable, please visit LSE's country pages.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

This programme is eligible for needs-based awards from LSE, including the Graduate Support Scheme, Master's Awards and Anniversary Scholarships.

More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613