Entry requirements

Candidates must hold either the equivalent of at least a Second-class Honours degree of the University of London in science, economics, social sciences or a related subject, or a degree in medicine. Applicants with an appropriate technical qualification and work experience, or equivalent qualifications are also welcomed. A minimum of one year's experience in health policy or public health related work is recommended

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to develop critical analysis of issues within health policy, planning and financing and to enable students to devise appropriate health policy responses. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds. This is a joint programme provided by the School and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). The course provides training relevant to countries at all levels of development, although participants are able to specialise.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Details of funding opportunities can be found on the School's website: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/funding/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation30 (10000 words)

Course contact details

The Study Team
+44 (0)20 7299 4646
+44 (0)20 7299 4656