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MSc in International Health Policy

Programme Code: TMIHEP

Department: Health Policy

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

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

Full-year programme. Students must take courses to the value of four full units, including a half unit dissertation, as shown.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

HP400 Financing Health Care (0.5)

Paper 2

HP401 Introduction to Health Policy and Politics (0.5)

Paper 3

HP402 Measuring Health System Performance (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)

Paper 4

HP420 Health Economics (0.5)

Paper 5

HP424 Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (0.5)

Papers 6 & 7

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:


HP403 Health Systems and Policies in Developing Countries (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


HP404 Global Health Policy: Institutions, Actors and Politics (0.5)


HP405 Social Determinants of Health (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


HP407 Evidence Review and Synthesis for Decision Making (0.5)


HP412 Global Health Security (0.5)


HP421 Economic Analysis for Health Policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


HP422 Health Care Economic Evaluation (0.5)


HP423 Advanced Health Economics (0.5) #


HP425 Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation (0.5) #


HP426 Applied Health Econometrics (0.5) #


HP428 Randomised evaluations of health programmes: from design to implementation (0.5)


HP429 Behavioural Incentive Design in Health and Health Care (0.5)


HP432 Mental health policy (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


HP433 Health care regulation (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


Another LSE course subject to the approval of the course tutor.

Paper 8

HP431 Dissertation in Health Policy (0.5)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

It is not always possible to offer students a place on each of their preferred courses. This is particularly the case where courses are offered outside the Department of Health Policy (i.e. not prefixed with 'HP').

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.