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Therese Holmqvist, Executive MSc Programmes Manager


Anthony King, Executive MSc Programmes Administrator



Short Courses in Health Economics, Policy and Management


LSE is pleased to offer 4-5 day short courses in the fields of health economics, policy and management. These courses allow you to engage with other professionals to achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Learn about basic health policy and economic principles
  • Develop an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of health systems and health economics
  • Gain knowledge of management and administration within the context of health care and pharmaceuticals
  • Acquire practical skills to undertake cost-effectiveness analysis, economic evaluation and clinical trials research

Participants will be taught by leading UK and European academics in the areas of health economics, management and policy. Teaching will consist a combination of lectures and seminars. We assume no previous formal training in health economics or policy but expect you to show aptitude in quantitative skills through previous coursework or employment. All teaching will take place at the LSE campus|.

Upon completing the short course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.  Please note that these courses do not provide credit towards certificate, diploma or MSc degrees at the LSE. If you subsequently decide to pursue a degree programme at LSE, the course must be taken again on a for-credit basis after applying through Graduate Admissions|.

Course Details

In 2015, the following short courses will be available:

June 2015

Advanced Health Economics| SA4K9, Monday 1 June  to Friday 5 June  2015. Applicants for this course need to have training in health economics or to have done SA4G2 Health Economics (introductory course) before applying.

Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluation| SA4G4, Monday 8 June  to Friday 12 June 2015.

Economics of Health and Wellbeing| SA4N7 Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June 2015.

December 2015

Health Economics| SA4G2, Monday 7 December (pm)  to Monday 14 December (am) 2015.

Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy| SA4G3, Monday 7 December to Friday 11 December 2015. 

Measuring Health System Performance| SA4G6, Monday 14 to Friday 18 December 2015.

There will be no assessments for participants taking these courses and course teachers may change depending on availability. Readings will be made available electronically. prior to the start of the course.  

How to Apply

To apply, please email the following documents to health.shortcourses@lse.ac.uk|:

  • A completed application form 
  • A reference letter from your employer
  • CV
  • Transcript from your most recent degree (this can be a photocopy). The transcript should state what courses you took to receive your degree, the marks in each course and the overall final degree classification. If this is not in English you should also provide a certified translation.


The fees are as follows:

£1,950.00 (exclusive of VAT) for 1 course
£3,800.00 (exclusive of VAT) for 2 courses
£5,600.00 (exclusive of VAT) for 3 courses

A discount of 10% will be applied for payment received at least 8 weeks before the start of the course. 

The fee includes access to online reading materials but exclude accommodation and meals.

Please note that we require a minimum of 10 students to run each course and will offer a full refund if this minimum student number is not reached.