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LSE-UChicago Double Executive Masters in Health Policy

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Two-year modular programme resulting in two awards taught across alternating locations, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Chicago. Students must take courses at LSE and the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy as shown below.

Programme Code: TMHECPEX

Department: Health Policy

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

LSE: Executive MSc in Health Economics and Policy

Students must take six compulsory courses and a dissertation as shown.

Year 1 at LSE


Paper 1

HP4E1E Global Health Policy (0.5)

Paper 2

HP4E2E Paying for Healthcare (0.5)

Paper 3

HP4E3E Evidence Review and Synthesis (0.5)

Year 2 at LSE


Paper 4

HP4E4E Cost-effectiveness in Health Care (0.5)

Paper 5

HP4E5E Economics of the Pharmaceutical Sector (0.5)

Paper 6

HP4E6E Measuring the Performance of Health Services and Systems (0.5)


Paper 7

HP4E7E Dissertation in Health Economics and Policy (1.0)

University of Chicago: Executive MA in Public and Health Policy

Students must take six compulsory courses and a capstone project as shown.

Year 1 at University of Chicago


Paper 8

Microeconomics for Health Policy I

Paper 9

Statistics for Health Policy

Paper 10

Leadership, Negotiation & Advocacy in Health Policy: Strategies and Tactics


Paper 11

Capstone Project

Year 2 at University of Chicago


Paper 12

Analytical Politics: The Policy-Making Process

Paper 13

Microeconomics for Health Policy II

Paper 14

Health Policy Research Methods

Students wishing to defer sitting one or more examinations must seek permission according to the Regulations for Taught Masters Degrees. Students must normally pass a minimum of two out of the three LSE half units (papers 1-3) in Year One to be able to proceed to Year Two. The Sub-Board Chair/Programme Director has the discretion to consider progression where a student falls short of this requirement. Students are permitted to re-sit failed exams in line with the School's Regulations for Taught Masters Degrees.  

The full programme must be successfully completed in order to be awarded the double degree. This means students who do not progress to Year Two after exhausting all of their attempts at LSE courses or are unable to successfully complete assessments to the satisfaction of either LSE or the University of Chicago cannot be awarded the degree. I.e. Students must successfully complete both LSE and Chicago courses/assessments to achieve an overall award. There is no interim award for partial completion of the programme.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.