M.Sc. On Campus

International Health Policy (Health Economics)

12 months
27240 GBP/year
19032 GBP/year
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The International Health Policy (Health Economics) programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is a stream of the MSc International Health Policy programme which allows you to study and specialise in advanced health economics.


Using health economic principles you examine important health policy issues through application of the current literature and learned skills in statistical methods and econometrics as applied to the health field.

The programme offers an international perspective on health economics, and although concentrating primarily on high income countries, there are some courses that cover the economics of low-income countries. The majority of your professors on the programme are specialists in health economics, although the programme also draws on a department with wider interests in health policy.

Students should have prior knowledge of economics as many of the individual courses are designed for economists wanting to specialise in health care, but those with quantitative skills should not be deterred.

The programme prepares you for a career in a range of areas where health economists are essential, and previous students have been employed in government departments or agencies, international organisations, health insurance organisations, health care administration, health care management, management consultancy, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and the wider commercial health sector, as well as academia with other programme graduates undertaking PhD programmes at prestigious European and US universities.

The International Health Policy (Health Economics) programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is designed around topics in advanced health economics, statistical methods in health care economic evaluation, health care economic evaluation, applied health econometrics, and financing models in health care. A compulsory dissertation allows you to focus on a particular topic and you have the option to undertake an internship with a major international or governmental organisation, NGO, private company or academic institution.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Economics
  • Statistical Methods in Health Care Economic Evaluation
  • Health Care Economic Evaluation
  • Applied Health Econometrics
  • Financing Health Care
  • Dissertation in Health Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in economics, mathematics, statistics, or any other quantitative subject

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27240 GBP/year
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  • National

    19032 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19032 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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