Taught course

Health Economics, Policy and Management

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

Entry requirements

2:1 in any discipline, with social science background and/or work experience in the health policy field

Certificate in Health Economics, Policy and Management; Diploma in Health Economics, Policy and Management; MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is based in the Department of Social Policy with staff based at LSE Health and aims to provide a set of high quality, integrated courses to equip students in health economics, health policy and health care management. Specifically it provides:

*Study in one of the most highly rated research centres (LSE Health) in the subject area in the world, both for its research and its institutional links.
*A modular course structure allowing students to take the course whilst engaged in employment through attendance at four two-week intensive LSE based lecture courses.
*This is a modular MSc with Diploma or Certificate exit points depending on the number of modules taken.
*The opportunity for individuals in government, industry and the health care services sector to achieve a formal graduate qualification in Health Economics, Policy and Management even if they are unable to devote themselves to full-time study.
*Teaching by specialists who are at the forefront of research into British and European health economics and health policy.
*A comparative, international and multidisciplinary environment with links to several specialist research groups based in the Department.

With our wide variety of modules, you have the flexibility to customise your curriculum, pursue the areas that most interest you, fit your background, experience, and goals, and challenge you to reach your fullest potential. You'll leave LSE with the high level knowledge and range of skills to master new challenges and expand your choice of careers. This MSc will prepare students to seek employment in many sectors including the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, consultancies, insurers and insurance funds, health care management, government, non-governmental organisations and academia. Upon graduation, many students will also expect to take on more responsibility or a different focus with their current employer.

Information for international students


Qualification and course duration


part time
12-24 months


part time
18-48 months


part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0) 20 7955 6613