London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

This stream provides a foundation for the understanding of health economics as applied in the wider context of health services research; it therefore brings together core teaching on economics as applied to health and health care, but also exposes the student to the wider related academic disciplines of importance in understanding the interaction of economics and global health, such as epidemiology, public health and policy analysis; by the end of this stream students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real health problems.

Course Modules

Core modules include: health services; basic statistics for public health and policy; basic epidemiology; introduction to health economics; principles of social research; economic analysis for health policy; economic evaluation; reviewing the literature. Optional modules include: environment, health and sustainable development; health policy, process and power; health promotion theory; issues in public health; analytical models for decision making; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; health systems; statistical methods in epidemiology; advanced statistical methods in epidemiology; analysing survey and population data.

Course Additional Entry

2nd Class Honours degree of a recognised UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; applicants require some ability in maths post'16 year education; preference will be given to applicants with relevant work experience; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; applicants without these entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may be eligible for admission.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £19,450  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,300  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) £4,150  Academic year. First year home fees