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What will I learn?

The PhD Health Policy and Health Economics at LSE covers the choice, design, analysis, and evaluation of health and social care policies, institutions and practice in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income settings. This is an interdisciplinary programme, drawing on disciplines relevant to the research topic, and the health-specific and social care-specific application of an array of social sciences. The programme trains students to undertake research that employs the tools of policy and economic analysis and qualitative and quantitative empirical techniques in order to understand, critically appraise, and evaluate the complexities of health and social care policy and practice in a global context.

You will be exposed to a range of different theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches, and will be expected to learn technical and conceptual skills, so that you will become autonomous in carrying out research in line with your progression, and will demonstrate deep and synoptic understanding of your field of study. You are expected to take training and transferable skills courses, including the core course in Advanced Health Policy and Health Economics. You can choose other taught courses tailored to your existing academic foundations and research interests, and streamed around health policy or health economics subject areas.

You register for the MPhil in the first instance. An assessment of your work, which usually occurs between 12 and 18 months from your start date, will allow us to appraise your aptitude for original research at doctoral level. If you have progressed satisfactorily you will be retroactively upgraded to full PhD status. The total duration of study is a maximum of four years full-time.

Which department am I in?

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£20,928.00 (US$ 22,678) per year
Overseas students: £20,928 for the first year. The fee is likely to rise over subsequent years of the programme.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Houghton Street

London School of Economics and Political Science,

London,

England,

WC2A 2AE, England

Entry requirements

For international students

The minimum entry requirement for this programme is a merit (60 per cent and above, or equivalent) in a relevant master's degree. Students should have IELTS scores 7.0 overall; Reading: 7.0; Listening: 6.5; Writing: 7.0 and Speaking: 6.5). Students should have TOEFL scores 100 overall; Reading: 25; Listening: 22; Writing: 27 and Speaking: 22).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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