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

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Health and International Development MSc

Study Details

MSc 12 months full-time, 24-28 months part-time

The MSc Health and International Development programme explores the key issues and inter-relationships that exist between public health, global politics, and international development.

Improving global health is an essential component of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by UN member states in 2015 to frame their policies over the next decade. Many of the challenges faced by international development policy makers are related to public health issues, and this programme will provide you with the skills needed to address and overcome these challenges.

The MSc Health and International Development will help you to understand the complex relationships between health and poverty/inequality in and across low and middle income countries. You will also evaluate multi-disciplinary evidence on a range of global health issues and interventions and apply this evidence to policy analysis. The experience you gain from this programme will enable you to understand how health, poverty and inequality interact. 

The MSc Health and International Development programme is flexible and enables you to shape your studies to your own needs and interests. Optional courses include: Poverty; African Development; Migration; Economic Development; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Gender and Social Change in the Global South, Complex Emergencies, Managing Humanitarianism, Information Communication Technologies. The MSc Health and International Development programme includes an opportunity to do a Consultancy Project.

Module details

You will take two development courses, and will choose two courses focusing on population. You will also choose further optional courses from a wide range, either within International Development or from other departments and institutes within the School such as Anthropology, Economics, Gender, Geography and Environment, Government, Health Policy, International Relations, Law, Management, Social Policy and Sociology.
In addition, you will complete an unassessed course on the research process, in preparation for the dissertation, an independent research project on an approved population and development topic of your choice.
(* denotes half unit) 

  • Global Health and Development*
  • Key Issues in Development Studies*
  • Research Design and Dissertation in International Development
  • Research Themes in International Development (non-assessed)

Courses to the value of one unit from a range of options

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline

Student Destinations

Students in the Department come from a wide range of international and professional backgrounds. Graduates from the Department of International Development go on to work for a wide range of employers including NGOs, INGOs, government, the private sector and research institutions.