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Executive MSc in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes, in collaboration with NICE

Programme Code: TMHECPNEX

Department: Health Policy

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

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

This is a two-year part-time modular programme in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).  

Students must take all eight half unit courses from the following:

Modules are staged in a progressive manner, that is, from introductory courses to general and then more specific and technical modules, while ongoing support will be provided throughout the development of the dissertation.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

HP4F1E Impact Evaluation in Healthcare (0.5)

Paper 2

HP4G4E Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (0.5)

Paper 3

HP4G3E Economic Evaluation in Health Care (0.5)

Paper 4

HP4F2E Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Healthcare Programs and Policies (0.5)

Paper 5

HP4F4E Dissertation in Evaluation of Healthcare Interventions and Outcomes (0.5)

Paper 6

HP4F3E Randomised Evaluation of Health Programmes and Policies (0.5)

Paper 7

HP4G1E Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation (0.5)

Paper 8

HP4G2E Principles of Health Technology Assessment (0.5)


In order to progress to year two of the programme students must pass at least one of the half units HP4F1E and HP4G4E. Where a student fails both of these courses they cannot progress until they have resubmitted and passed the work. Students are permitted one attempt to resubmit any failed work at the next appropriate opportunity which is normally during the equivalent assessment period during the next academic year. Where a student is required to resubmit any assessment, their overall LSE degree will be capped at a Pass.

The MSc is a 24-month executive modular part-time degree programme. It features four intensive two-week on-campus teaching sessions, delivering eight 0.5 unit compulsory core courses.  Assessment for each taught course will take place after the relevant teaching session, and consist of a combination of essays, take-home assessments, research projects and protocols. 

All marks count towards degree classification.  It may be a requirement to achieve Pass marks in some courses in order to be eligible for the award of the degree. Please consult with the Department until further details have been published.

Alternative exit options will be provided for students who cannot complete the Executive MSc in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes due to unforeseen circumstances.

An LSE Diploma is available following successful completion of 3.0 full units across six taught courses. Results from each 0.5 unit modules count toward the Diploma classification. Students must satisfy the conditions set out in the Scheme for the Award of a Diploma in order to be eligible for the award of a Diploma. 

Students eligible for an LSE Certificate will have been registered on the programme and then cease studies following the completion of 2.0 full units across four taught courses over three teaching sessions. Students must achieve a mark of 50 or higher in each of these four courses in order to be eligible for the award of an LSE Certificate. LSE Certificate is classified on a Pass / Fail basis only.

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.