The MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing is one of the oldest graduate level programmes in health policy worldwide, having been offered continuously since 1986. The programme aims to develop competence and expertise in the field of health policy, planning and finance. You will develop:
an understanding of the process of policy making.
knowledge of key options in the policy, planning and financing of health services.
an ability to use disciplines required in formulating, implementing and evaluating health policies and plans.
an understanding of the diversity of international health policies.
You must take courses to the value of four units overall, one of which includes a 6,000 word dissertation. Compulsory courses: Foundations of Health Policy (LSE), with a linked 6,000 word dissertation; Financing Health Care (LSE). Courses to the value of two units, chosen from a selection of LSE and LSHTM options in the following areas: Health Economics; Health Policy and Management; Epidemiology and Health Trends. Additional courses to the value of one unit chosen from LSE and LSHTM options, subject to availability and approval by the course organisers.
NB: Potential applicants are strongly advised to check the relevant web-pages of both LSE and LSHTM as these will always contain the most up to date version of the MSc programme regulations and structure.