London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

This course aims to develop critical analysis of issues within health policy, planning and financing and to enable students to devise appropriate health policy responses; the course provides training relevant to countries at all levels of development, although participants are able to specialise; by the end of this course students are able to: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of global and national health policies, including current and emerging trends and also of disciplines relevant to the study of health policy, planning and financing (epidemiology, health economics and other social sciences); apply their knowledge and skills using a multidisciplinary approach to formulate, implement and evaluate health policies and plans; show written and verbal competence in communicating empirical evidence and in consolidating and critically appraising debates relevant to issues of health policy and health financing, and demonstrate competence in key research and presentation skills, such as undertaking a literature search, a critical review of published literature or to evaluate research findings.

Course Modules

Core modules include: financing health care; health services. Optional modules include: health economics; pharmaceutical economics; foundations of health policy; health policy, process and power; basic epidemiology; issues in public health.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants require: a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university; or an equivalent overseas qualification; or a registrable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies appropriate to the programme; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; ideally candidates should have prior work experience in areas relating to health, policy, planning and financing, and a minimum of 1 year's experience in health policy or public health'related work is recommended.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,650  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,750  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,725  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,590  Academic year. First year home fees