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MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing

This is a joint programme provided by LSE and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Please note that you should apply for this programme via the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

This programme aims to develop critical analysis of issues within health policy, planning and financing, and be able to devise appropriate health policy responses. The programme is taken by students from a wide range of backgrounds including: social science or medical training; health service managers or health care providers and those who have worked in national health care systems, international agencies or NGOs. This programme provides training relevant to countries at all levels of development, although participants are able to specialise in issues of common concern to countries with similar health systems and problems.

Graduates from this programme go into international and national health policy and planning. They work for governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector as health policy-makers, researchers, advisers or work in advocacy or training.

Please refer to the Calendar for programme regulations.
Please refer to the Graduate Prospectus entry for the list of compulsory courses and options available to the programme

Please refer to the Department Index of courses for information about course suspension, withdrawal and capping (limited places) as it becomes available.

All taught courses in the Department of Social Policy are 'capped'. This means that there are a fixed number of places available. In the first instance, priority for acceptance onto a course is given to students of the Department. The Department is unable to guarantee that a place will be offered on a course unless it is a compulsory element of a programme of study.



Dr Mrigesh Bhatia

Programme Director

Dr Mrigesh Bhatia
Lecturer in Health Policy


Ash Butt

Programme Administrator

Aifsha Butt




London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Please apply for this programme via the LSHTM website.

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