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.

English standard level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About this MSc programme

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 Health 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. 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. 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.

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.

Department of Health Policy

The Department is a graduate department, preparing students for careers in health policy leadership. The Department carries out impactful health and social care research, influences and informs national and global policy-making and implementation. You will have the opportunity to engage with the UK's top academics, policy-makers and professionals in international health. You will be taught by leading UK and European academics in the areas of health economics, management and policy.

Fees and funding

For more information on fees and funding, visit the LSHTM website.

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