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New LSE master’s degree in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes

NICE is collaborating with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to develop an executive master’s degree in health care decision-making.

An exceptional partnership

NICE’s involvement in this programme provides a rare opportunity to understand the topic from an insider’s perspective. Our expert speakers have a wide range of skills and knowledge, from systematic literature reviewing and data analytics, to academic research and clinical experience. They will provide part of the core teaching to provide a pragmatic understanding of the challenges faced during the decision-making process.

Professor Gillian Leng, chief executive of NICE, said: “NICE is a global leader in the development of evidence-based guidance. We are respected for the scientific rigour of our approach. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to draw on our many years of expertise, working in partnership with the academic experts at LSE, to develop this truly unique programme.”

Jeanette Kusel, NICE scientific advice director, said: “NICE will bring its hands-on experience of multi-factorial decision-making to this programme. When it comes to the evaluation of healthcare interventions and outcomes, there are no simple answers. Every decision has complexities. This could be around relative effectiveness, uncertainty in the position of the new technology in the pathway or challenges with the economic modelling. NICE will bring this practical element to the table.” 

Who should apply?

The MSc, which takes 2 years to complete part-time, is well-suited to those from a range of professional backgrounds, including:

  • medical professions
  • pharmaceutical industries
  • medical device industries
  • health care management
  • government organisations
  • academic research
  • regulatory agencies.

The schedule allows participants to complete the degree alongside full-time work.

Programme aims

The programme offers a combination of academic expertise, case studies and practical, experience. It will provide a well-rounded intellectual and practical grounding in evaluating health care interventions and outcomes.

Participants will learn to assess evidence demonstrating the value of products, interventions, services, programmes, and policies, including their cost-effectiveness.

Applications to start the Executive MSc in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes in June 2021 are closing soon. You’ll find details on how to apply on the LSE website.


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