About us

Welcome to the Department of Health Policy

Our departmental mission is to advance, transmit and sustain knowledge and understanding through the conduct of teaching, research and scholarship of the highest international quality standards, for the benefit of the international and national health and social care policy communities.

To fulfil our mission, we apply LSE’s tradition of rigorous social science research to emerging national and global health and social care challenges and offer impactful advice to national and international agencies, as well as governmental bodies. Our world-leading research is conducted in our two departmental affiliated research centres: LSE Health and CPEC, the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre.

Complementing our research we provide multi-disciplinary research-led teaching, with an emphasis on health and social care policy, health economics and management. Teaching is provided via a range of postgraduate Masters programmes, offered on either a full-time basis or as Executive programmes, and through our PhD programme.