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Health economics at LSHTM

LSHTM has around 100 staff and students undertaking health economics research, concentrated within the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, with areas of interest spanning countries at all levels of development. LSHTM economists have a wealth of experience in advising UK and other national governments, international agencies and organisations.

Health Economics Research

Research in low and middle-income countries is mainly based in:

Research in the UK and other high income countries is mainly based in:

Read more about the wide range of health economics research we conduct in this brochure.

Listen to staff and students discussing health economics at LSHTM and the benefits of studying this key subject in this podcast.

Studying Health Economics at LSHTM  

Research Degrees
Short Courses

Research degrees  

We have a flourishing research degree programme in health economics, with around 30 students, working across low, middle and high income countries. 

Examples of current and recently completed thesis topics include:

Further information is available on the research degree programme and on scholarship funding.


Masters programmes  

Health Economics courses are a core part of our Masters teaching in public health, featuring prominently in the following face-to-face courses in London:

And the following distance-learning courses:

Economics MSc modules include “Introduction to Health Economics”, “Economic Analysis for Health Policy”, “Economic Evaluation”, and “The Economics of Global Health Policy”. Key to our teaching is the use of our research and policy experience within our teaching materials.

Further details including the application process is available, for the face-to-face programme and for the distance learning programmes, as well as advice on scholarship funding.  


Short courses  

London based and distance learning modules can be taken as free standing short courses  (subject to having the necessary academic background).

We also run specialist short courses for academics and practitioners:


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