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MSc International Health Policy MSc International Health Policy (Health Economics)

About the MSc programmes

In the MSc International Health Policy programme, you analyse current and emerging health care problems and the range of health policies being developed to meet them internationally. The programme gives you the opportunity to examine important health policy issues through the application of basic health policy and economic principles. The MSc International Health Policy (Health Economics) allows you to concentrate on options geared to health economics analysis.

Both streams will take Financing Health Care, and a course on Health Economics. Students on the health policy stream will also take the following compulsory courses: Pharmaceutical Economics, Foundation of Health Policy, and Measuring Health Care Performance. Meanwhile, students on the health economics stream will also take the following compulsory courses: Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Applied Health Econometrics.

You will benefit from contact with research staff in LSE Health and Social Care, including specialists in a range of subject areas.

Programme details 

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc International Health Policy and MSc International Health Policy (Health Economics) in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

Professional destinations after completing the degree include consultancies, pharmaceutical companies, health services, international organisations, government departments and agencies and NGOs as well as employment in research or further study for a PhD.



Application codes: L4UH (L4UJ Health Economics) (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

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

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent. For Health Economics, a first degree should be in economics, mathematics, statistics, or any other quantitative subject (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: UK/EU £15,792 (provisional EU); overseas £22,584

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016:  45/243