Apply to the MSc in Health and Data Science at LSE – funding opportunities available

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Become part of LSE! Join the Department of Health Policy, where we train and inspire people passionate about health by advancing and challenging their understanding of health systems and the social, economic and political contexts in which they operate.

The MSc in Health Data Science is a programme designed to equip future health data analysts with the skills they need to interpret, analyse, assess, and evaluate health interventions, services, programmes and policies. This is a joint programme between the LSE’s Department of Health Policy and the Department of Statistics.

As the health sector, already a major employment sector, continues to grow and as larger, more complex data sets become available, there is an increasing need for professionals with strong quantitative skills to evaluate health care interventions and outcomes, as well as health system performance. The MSc in Health Data Science is tailored to train those seeking to develop the statistical and computational skills necessary to become data science specialists in the health care, biopharmaceutical and medical technology sectors.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty have been highly engaged in advising governments and international organisations on coronavirus policy responses, research on the short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of the crisis, and in developing innovative ideas and solutions to tackle the pandemic and its negative effects. Visit our website for more information about the Department’s coronavirus-related research and impact.

You’ll benefit from:

  • A thorough understanding of the theory, technical and practical skills of data science used to evaluate health and health care;
  • Learning and using a range of statistical methods relevant to the context of health, including machine learning, data mining, artificial intelligence, and deep learning techniques;
  • Applying advanced methods of data science and statistics to investigate real world health policy questions;
  • Learning from a world-renowned faculty who are experts in health policy, health economics, and statistics;
  • A diverse cohort. Your fellow students will come from across the globe and will have diverse professional backgrounds, ranging from those who already work in medicine or policymaking, as well as those that have just finished their undergraduate studies.

Graduate Destinations

 Possible professional destinations after completing the degree include insurance funds, pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, national health services, government departments and agencies, consultancies, and international organisations and agencies as well as employment in research or further study for a PhD.

As a student in the LSE Department of Health Policy, you will be able to apply to take part in our Mentorship Programme.

 Find out about the support available to students through LSE Careers and LSE Alumni.

 Scholarships and other funding

LSE recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country. We make available over GBP 15 million annually in financial aid for our students with both Home and Overseas fee status through a wide variety of scholarships, such as the Graduate Support Scheme, Master’s Awards and Anniversary Scholarships. Around one quarter of our graduate students receive financial support from the School.

At master’s level, the value of support given by LSE ranges in value from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.

LSE is ranked third in the world for the study of social sciences and management (QS World QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and Non-EU applicants

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