MSc International Health Policy

Our alumni


Erica Barbazza, Canada

"LSE’s MSc in International Health Policy was the kick-starter to my career. I was drawn to the LSE for the esteem of its lecturers and academic rigour, placement-based dissertation, highly motivated and experienced students, and well-established network bridging academia and real-world health policy.

The programme allowed me to hone in on my skills while establishing a network of peers and academic mentors that have remained great professional allies. The prestige of the programme and level of international recognition as well as the wide network of leading alumni testify to the skills of graduates in areas like health systems thinking, performance measurement and international policy.

This level of recognition has afforded me great opportunities, including my initial placement with the World Health Organization where I would continue to work in the years that have followed graduation, and now, with the opportunity to work towards my PhD as a research fellow of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network for Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals. In my personal experience and looking to that of my professional network, I strongly believe this is the programme for those looking to kick-off a career in international health policy."



Adil Merchant, UK

"The elective modules offered allowed me to pursue my wider interests within the Department of Health Policy and broadened my career aspirations. In addition, the placement opportunities on the MSc programme, in industry and consultancy, provide fantastic insight and invaluable experience, especially to those people who are at the beginning of their career path.

Day to day you will have the opportunity to interact with approachable Professors at the forefront of innovative research in health economics and health policy as well as colleagues who came from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds."



Katelyn Smalley, United States

"More than anything, I appreciate my time at LSE for the people I have met. It has been so rewarding to have met friends and colleagues from around the world, and to learn about Health Policy in such diverse contexts."


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Catalina Marica, France

"The MSc in International Health Policy offered me the best year of my life and provided me with the optimal environment for a growth mindset, surrounded by inspiring professors and peers. It also offered the unique opportunity to attend events and lectures held by the most influential people in the world. The programme is the passport to your professional career. It will open the doors to any of the health international organisations, consultancies or pharmaceutical companies. What I found particularly useful was the relations i’ve created, being directly connected with the international organisations and the summer internship. The time at LSE enabled me to create lifelong friendships and partnerships with likeminded inspiring colleagues and professors. In addition, the direct contacts that LSE is enabling - either with the industry or the international organisations - are exclusive opportunities for your future career."