The admissions cycle for December 2016 entry is now closed and we are unable to accept further applications. We will re-open on 10th October 2016 for entry in December 2017.
The Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management is directed at individuals seeking to gain a formal qualification while continuing to work full-time. The programme is offered by the Department of Social Policy and aims to help professionals accelerate their existing careers by exploring new options within the pharmaceutical and healthcare fields and enhancing their existing set of health management, economics and policy skills. Participants will also gain a theoretical and conceptual understanding of health-related topics.
The MSc provides an opportunity to engage with the UK's top academics, policy-makers and professionals in international health. Participants will be taught by leading UK and European academics in the areas of health economics, management and policy. Students on the programme will include a diverse group of professionals from various health services, insurance funds, international agencies and health care, pharmaceutical and consulting companies from across the globe.
With our wide variety of modules, students have the flexibility to customise their curriculum, pursue the areas that most interest them and fit their background, experience and goals, and challenge them to reach their fullest potential. Students will leave LSE with the high level knowledge and range of skills to master new challenges and expand their choice of careers.
MSc HEPM student and alumni event - Miami April 2017
This workshop, entitled ‘Big Issues in Health Policy’ is organised by LSE Health in co-operation with Cleveland Clinic, Miami. It will take place at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, South Beach, Miami, USA, from 28th to 30th April 2017.
The event will initially only be open to invited students and alumni of LSE's MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management (HEPM) programme, as well as have participation by some medical staff from the Cleveland Clinic. For more information, please visit the event webpage.
Students attend four two-week intensive teaching sessions at LSE over two years. The programme starts in December, and teaching sessions take place in December and June each year. The sessions will consist of academic lectures and seminars, revision sessions, individual meetings with tutors, as well as social events and invitations to lectures given by high profile visiting academics and policy makers. Between teaching sessions, students will continue to interact with and receive support from both academic and administrative staff.
The teaching sessions will take place as follows:
December 2015 entry:
7-18 December 2015
6-17 June 2016
5-16 December 2016
5-16 June 2017
December 2016 entry:
5-16 December 2016
5-16 June 2017
4-15 December 2017
4-15 June 2018
In the first year, students attend four compulsory courses, and in the second year they select four courses from a range of options. In addition to the eight taught courses, students undertake a 5,000 word dissertation with individual supervision from a member of LSE Health staff.
The taught courses are assessed by a variety of methods, from traditional unseen exams to take-home exams, essays, reports and projects.
Click on the hyperlinks for more information about each course.
SA4G1 Financing Health Care
SA4G2 Health Economics
SA4E1 Health Administration and Management
SA4E2 Resource Allocation and Cost-effectiveness Analysis
SA4E3 Dissertation in Health Economics, Policy and Management
December of Year 2:
SA4G3 Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy or
SA4K8 Health Care Quality Management
SA4G6 Measuring Health Systems Performace or
SA4F2 Principles of Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Trials
June of Year 2:
SA4G4 Statistical Models in Health Care Economic Evaluation or
SA4N7 Economics of Health and Wellbeing
SA4K9 Advanced Health Economics or
SA4K7 Health Care Negotiations
Please see below for some frequently asked questions and answers.
For entry into the programme, participants will need to have:
A 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline (or overseas equivalent).
A minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience.
Standard level of English. Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not been educated at degree level entirely in English, are required to provide evidence of English language ability. The most common qualifications are the IELTS or TOEFL tests. Applicants do not need to have the required marks when they apply, but they would form a condition of any offer issued, and would have to be achieved before registration.
Two references, ideally one academic and one professional. If you graduated from your most recent academic study before January 2012 and no academic references are available, you may supply two professional references.
The GRE/GMAT tests are not a formal requirement for admission to this programme. However, if you have taken one of these tests and you believe your results will support your application, please include them.
A personal statement - two or three A4 pages should be your guide here.
A resume or CV, outlining your work experience.
We operate a rolling admissions process, but we tend to be at capacity no later than August each year. All applications should be made through the LSE Graduate Admissions Office. Full details of the applications procedure can be found on their homepage
This programme has been designed to meet the needs of mid-career professionals who seek formal qualifications but cannot participate in a traditional MSc programme. We welcome participants from all over the world with particular focus on developed countries. We assume no previous formal training in health economics or policy.
December 2016 starters:
Year 1: £8,830 (this includes a £500 non-refundable pre-registration fee, to be paid within 40 days of receiving the offer).
Year 2: £8,761
For more information, please visit the LSE Fees Office webpage.
You will be given full access to the School's services and facilities, including the famous LSE Library and the Careers Service. You will also have the opportunity to attend LSE's excellent programme of public lectures and events, given by some of the world's foremost academics, politicians and business leaders. for more information, please visit lse.ac.uk/publicEvents.
Please note that accommodation and travel costs are not included.
Remote access to required and recommended reading materials will be available prior to each teaching session. We also will recommend the names of any required textbooks prior to each session. Students are advised to familiaise themselves with the required readings to get the most out of the teaching sessions.
Our recommended guidance here would be that the student takes 3 hours for every hour spent in class. While you are away from the LSE you should consider taking one evening in the week and one full weekend day to maintain a sufficient level of study.
The courses consist of a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Some courses such as Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluation and Resource Allocation and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis will have applied seminars to teach participants how to perform specific analyses using relevant software such as Excel, STATA and Treeage.
Yes, each student will be allocated a member of LSE staff as a personal tutor and dissertation supervisor.
We will have a combination of academic staff leading each course with guest lecturers from governments, healthcare providers, international organisations and consulting firms.
Accommodation costs are not included in the tuition fees. Executive students are welcome to arrange their accommodation via the Staff and Visitor Accommodation portal up to 30 days in advance of arriving in London, but please note that availability
unfortunately cannot be guaranteed. We can also provide a list of hotels in close proximity to LSE.
Unfortunately students on this programme are not eligible for LSE scholarships (including the LSE Graduate Support Scheme), as the programme is designed for students who continue to work and earn a salary while they study.
If you are unable to complete the MSc, it may be possible for you to instead be awarded a Certificate, Diploma or certificate of attendance. For further details, please visit the programme Classification Scheme.
The first two-week teaching session starts in December. Your first year is completed with a further two-week teaching block in June. This pattern is repeated in the second year. In total, you will complete eight weeks of teaching.
There will be 45-50 students in each cohort. Seminars are split into smaller groups.
Wireless internet is available throughout the LSE campus. You will also have access to the library including desktop computers and meeting rooms to work remotely.
Yes. We will have a welcome reception at the start of the programme as well as guest speakers every week with a drinks reception afterwards. There will also be the opportunity for you to network with students on other Executive MSc programmes.
We seek diverse cohorts for this programme. In the past we have welcomed medical professionals, individuals from the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, health care managers, government officials and non-governmental organization employees. They have a variety of educational backgrounds ranging from bachelor’s degrees to MBAs and PhDs with varying levels of professional experience and previous exposure to health policy and economics. They also came from diverse geographical backgrounds including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.
If you are from the EEA (European Economic Area), Norway or Switzerland you do not need a visa to study in the UK. Non-EEA students will normally need to obtain a Short Term Study visa in order to register on the programme. Please visit the International Student Immigration Service's dedicated webpage which contains visa information specifically for students on our executive programmes.
Students on this programmre are not eligible for a Tier 4 visa.
Throughout the course of the programme students will have access to a sophisticated online learning platform, Moodle, which enables them to stay connected between modules. Faculty will use this for intersession activities such as discussions and revision sessions. Students also submit assignments through the site. The administration team will use it to communicate important announcements and reminders to the class. By using this online technology students will remain an active part of the LSE community from wherever in the world they are based.
Yes, with the agreement of your supervisor, you can select a topic that fits your professional interests.