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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. 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.  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

We are no longer considering applications for December 2016. The Admissions cycle for June 2017 Short Course will open January 2017.



Health Economics, SA4G2

*There is a two hour revision class on Monday morning 12th December which is open to Short Course students but is not compulsory. Speak to Anthony for more info via health.shortcourses@lse.ac.uk.


Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, SA4G3


Measuring Health System Performance, SA4G6


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.  

We will consider applications for the above until 16th November. 

How to Apply

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

  • Please complete this 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.