Masters | Postgraduate Course - Global Health Policy MSc Course Details within London School of Economics and Political Science

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Global Health Policy MSc

Study Details

MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

The MSc Global Health Policy draws on LSE's strengths in politics and economics to analyse a range of global health issues and policy responses. Through engaging with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, you will gain insights into a range of approaches to global health policy, including courses in health economics, sociology, public policy, and demography.

The programme’s analysis is at the global level, with a particular focus on health issues which affect low and middle income states. Our wide variety of courses gives you the flexibility to customise your curriculum so that you can pursue the areas that most interest you and suit your background, expertise, and goals.

The MSc Global Health Policy is delivered by the Department of Health Policy. LSE Health is one of the Department’s associated research centres and one of the world’s most highly rated research centres in international health policy and health economics, both for its research and institutional links. You will be taught by specialists  who are passionate about global health and are at the forefront of research into global health policy.

Students on the programme come from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from medical doctors, to anthropologists, to those that have just finished their undergraduate studies. Therefore, the level of experience of students is quite varied, and this makes for a dynamic and stimulating learning environment. Our students are also culturally diverse, with 50 per cent coming from outside the UK.

Module details

You will take four (half-unit) compulsory courses and complete a 6,000-word dissertation. You will also choose courses to the value of one and a half units from a wide range of options.
(*denotes half unit)

  • Global Health Policy: Institutions, Actors and Politics*
  • Introduction to Health and Politics*
  • Financing Health Care*
  • Economic Analysis for Health Policy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries*
  • Dissertation in Global Health*

Courses to the value of one and a half units from a range of options. 

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science background and/or work experience in the social policy field advantageous but not essential

Student Destinations

You will graduate from LSE with both a conceptual understanding of the big issues in global health, and tangible skills for a career in global health, such as economic evaluation and policy analysis. Alumni currently work in a range of global health positions, including pharmaceutical organisations, consulting firms, public sector government roles, NGOs, and international organisations such as WHO and UNICEF. Being based in London is also an advantage for MSc Global Health Policy students and alumni, as many public and private sector global health organisations are either headquartered or have a presence in the UK.