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MSc International Health Policy / MSc International Health Policy (Health Economics)


Course Description

About the MSc programmes

In the MSc International Health Policy programme, you analyse current and emerging health care problems and the range of health policies being developed to meet them internationally. The programme gives you the opportunity to examine important health policy issues through the application of basic health policy and economic principles. The MSc International Health Policy (Health Economics) allows you to concentrate on options geared to health economics analysis.

Both streams will take Financing Health Care, and a course on Health Economics. Students on the health policy stream will also take the following compulsory courses: Pharmaceutical Economics, Foundation of Health Policy, and Measuring Health Care Performance. Meanwhile, students on the health economics stream will also take the following compulsory courses: Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Applied Health Econometrics.

You will benefit from contact with research staff in LSE Health and Social Care, including specialists in a range of subject areas.

Graduate destinations

Professional destinations after completing the degree include consultancies, pharmaceutical companies, health services, international organisations, government departments and agencies and NGOs as well as employment in research or further study for a PhD.

Visit the MSc International Health Policy / MSc International Health Policy (Health Economics) page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Katsuya Aihara

More than 60 years have passed since the second world war ended. Welfare states have been changing from their original shape, because plenty of factors have forced change, such as low fertility rates, increased longevity, and increasing numbers of female workers. It is interesting to me to try to understand such changes, as well as efforts to improve the original styles of welfare states. Social policy is very closely linked to our daily lives, so the public is interested in the individual policies provided and implemented by their governments, such as pensions, health and employment.

I came to LSE partly so that I could study and live in London, one of the largest and most attractive cities in the world, and also because I wanted to study European historical and cultural backgrounds as well as social policy itself. Besides, as Japan has been so much influenced by the UK (politics, social policy, etc), I wanted to know what the United Kingdom is like as a country.

LSE has many benefits to the people who come here – the diversity of students, a massive library, being in the centre of London and the kindness of staff and teachers. I enjoy the atmosphere here, which gives us freedom to do in our own way what we want to do. I have particularly benefited from the language centre programmes, which cover from how to pronounce English words to how to write a dissertation - especially helpful to us non-native English speakers. After I graduate, I am going back to my office, the House of Representatives of Japan, and will continue to support the members of the House.

(Student Profile)

Harriet Nakaggo

1846.jpg Firoz and Najma Lalji Foundation Scholar

The origin of my interest in studying in a developed country, particularly at LSE, happened during my undergraduate studies back at home in Uganda. The relatively backward education concepts and teaching methodologies have made it inevitable that Ugandan education as a whole remains out of pace with international educational development – we were taught to be job seekers but not creators. The reason why I applied for graduate study at LSE was that it is a university with a time-honoured history and academic reputation in the world.

It is as a result of the impact of my scholarship that I want to become a development activist in Uganda immediately after my programme, mostly geared to helping vulnerable children fulfil their dreams of life.


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or overseas equivalent; For the Health Economics stream, first degree should be in economics, mathematics, statistics or any other quantitative subject. English standard level.

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