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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. Designed for professionals, these courses allow you 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. There will be no assessments for participants taking these courses and course teachers may change depending on availability.

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.

Readings will be made available electronically prior to the start of the course.  

Course Details

December 2017

The following courses will run in December 2017. Please see below for information on how to apply.

SA4G2/HP4A4E Health Economics (4th - 8th December 2017)

SA4G3/HP4B1E Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (4th - 8th December 2017)

SA4G6/HP4B3E Measuring Health System Performance (11th - 15th December 2017)


The following courses are expected to run in June 2018. The admissions cycle will open in January 2018.

HP4B5E Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation

*HP4B6E Economics of Health and Wellbeing

*HP4A3E Resource Allocaiton and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

HP4B7E Advanced Health Economics - applicants wishing to take this course must have completed SA4G2 Health Economics or have comparable grounding in health economics

*Places are limited

How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the December 2017 short course. The application deadline is 3 November 2017. 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.


Please note that non-EU nationals who do not currently hold a valid long-term UK visa will be required to enter the UK as a Short-Term Student’ in order to be permitted to attend the course. LSE will check all students’ eligibility to study at the School prior to the course starting.We can issue documentation to support your visa applicaiton if required.