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MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing

About the MSc programme

This is a joint programme provided by LSE (where it is based in the Department of Social Policy) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It offers students the opportunity to have close contacts with leading research centres in the field of health policy, such as LSE Health and Social Care based in the Department of Social Policy.

This programme aims to develop critical analysis of issues within health policy, planning and financing, and enable students 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.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

Career destinations after graduation are wide and varied, reflecting the diverse international mix and multi-disciplinary nature of the Health Policy, Planning and Financing class. Graduates from the programme are typically employed by national governments, international organisations, research/management consultancy, industry and the voluntary sector.


Application code: You should apply through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. If you also wish to apply for an LSE-only programme, you should submit a separate application to LSE

Start date: Late September 2017 at LSHTM

Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Further information, email: mschppf@lshtm.ac.uk