Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following:

  • a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

Applications with an appropriate technical qualification, or equivalent qualification and experience from overseas, are also welcomed.

Additionally for the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing, applicants should ideally have prior work experience in areas relating to health, policy, planning and financing. Preference will be given to such candidates given the competitive nature of this course. A minimum of one year’s experience in health policy or public health related work is recommended.

Any prospective student who does not meet the above minimum entry requirement, but who has relevant professional experience, may still be eligible for admission. Please contact the course directors if you are not sure whether this is the right course for you.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a joint programme in health policy, offered by LSE and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

You will have the opportunity to have close contacts with leading research centres in the field of health policy, such as LSE Health and Social Care, based in the Department of Social Policy.

This programme aims to develop critical analysis of issues within the areas of health policy, planning and financing, and enable you to devise appropriate health policy responses. The programme is taken by students from a wide range of backgrounds including: social science or medical training; health service managers or health care providers and those who have worked in national health care systems, international agencies or NGOs. This programme provides training relevant to countries at all levels of development, although participants are able to specialise in issues of common concern to countries with similar health systems and problems.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
registry@lshtm.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7299 4646