MSc in Health and International Development


  • Dr Ernestina Coast

    London School of Economics and Political Science

Project summary

The MSc in Health and International Development draws on our strengths in the social sciences and equips students with the skills to analyse health issues using a range of qualitative and quantitative approaches. Graduates will be able to grapple with complex health-related questions. Grounded in multidisciplinary social science approaches to health, the programme’s core courses expose students to theoretical, substantive and methodological debates in health-related research. The compulsory research design course supports students to develop as independent researchers so that they can develop a dissertation tackling a health-related issue on a topic that motivates them. Optional health-related courses from a range of disciplinary perspectives – political science, anthropology, development studies, social psychology – allow students to tailor their learning to their career aspirations.  

This course embeds analysis of health in a multidisciplinary degree of international development. The integration of health and development make the degree distinctive from health degrees taught in schools or departments of health.