With an increased focus of governments on health care, the demand for medical professionals has shot up in recent years. The market requires professionals with expertise in health policy and economics.
The combination of these skills makes a medical student adaptive to constantly changing health care policies around the world. A new program has been started to meet both these requirements together.
The London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy announced a new course in October 2017. The course is named double executive program. It is set to be started in November this year.
LSE-Chicago double executive program is a modular degree course. The modules are prepared to teach policy processes, global healthcare conditions, technological advances in research and dynamic movements of the healthcare sector with micro and macro changes in economics.
They cover subjects like Global Health Policy, Paying for Health Care, Economics of Pharmaceutical Sector and Health Policy Research Methods. Students will also need to deliver a capstone project during the course duration.
The course combines the economic expertise of LSE and the political expertise of the Chicago Harris School. They design the course for working professionals who already have some solid experience in the medical field. This experience is mixed with real-world practical knowledge and helps the students be successful leaders in their fields.
Upon completion of the course, students receive the following degrees:
- MSc in Health Economics and Policy accredited by LSE
- MA in Public Policy (with a certificate in Health Policy) accredited by the University of Chicago.
Students have an opportunity to have executive degrees from two different cities simultaneously. Chicago and London are the cities with thriving medical sectors.
A learning experience in these cities along with other professionals from different places of the world is one of the best exposures you will receive. The program helps in developing strong medical networks that are just as useful as the lessons you receive in the classrooms.
The course duration is set for two years. Despite being a double executive program, students will have enough time to continue their full-time jobs. One can enrol in this program while living and working in any corner of the world. This is possible due to limited face-to-face classes in the course.
There are two-three week classes held every year in London and Chicago each. London classes are arranged in fall and Chicago classes in spring. The institutes accept applications from all over the world, and the course is ideal for international students, as they spend most of their time in their native country.
The admission requirements include an accredited bachelor degree in a relevant academic subject. Work experience in the healthcare field is necessary, whether in the industry or an NGO. Notably, the course does not require GRE or GMAT scores at all.
The new course has opened new scopes of expansion for other universities too. With the availability of these courses, the skill levels of professionals all around the world will go up significantly. This double executive program can be a big development in the field of medical education.
LSE-Chicago Double Executive Program
With thriving healthcare sectors, get executive study in two global cities London and Chicago. In partnership between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy lets you study this transatlantic double executive programme.
This is a Two-year modular programme with two weeks of full-time residence in the autumn (London) and in the spring (Chicago). To be eligible, applicants must have 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant academic subject (including science, medicine, economics, political science, sociology, and other social sciences).
Tuition fee: USD $84,000
Eligibility: UK/EU and Overseas professionals
Application Deadline: None – rolling admissions
LSE Stuart Lewis Scholarship
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is pleased to offer the Stuart Lewis Scholarship. The program is open for an applicant who is a national of and currently domiciled in the UK. Students with an offer of a place at LSE on any BSc programme are eligible to apply. The award will cover the UK tuition fee and provides a stipend of £11,050 per year of the programme.
Award: Tuition fee and a stipend of £11,050
Application Deadline: 1 June 2019.
LSE Bursaries for UK and EU Students
LSE is delighted to announce LSE Bursary depending on their household income. The program is open to all students from the UK and the EU with exceptional financial needs. There is no limit to the number of LSE Bursaries available.
Award: £4,000 per year
Application Deadline: 1 June 2019
UK Government Financial Support Program
UK Government is offering funding opportunities for students from the UK and some students from the EU, to assist with the cost of your studies for the duration of your undergraduate programme.
Award: Cost of studies
Apply Deadline: 25 May for new students and 22 June for continuing students
LSE Scholarships for African Students
Each year, LSE and external organisations offer a number of scholarships for African students to study at LSE. The program is available for an undergraduate, graduate, research and master study. The program provides the value of support from 10 per cent of the tuition fee to full fees and maintenance award.
Award: 10% to full tuition fee
Application Deadline: Varies
The Obama Foundation Scholars Program
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy is offering applications for its Obama Foundation Scholars Program. The program is looking for people from around the world. It will cover tuition and expenses and provides a living stipend, funding for books and course materials, medical insurance, housing, and opportunities to experience unique out-of-the-classroom programming.
Award: Full scholarship
Application Deadline: Applications for fall 2020 will open later this summer.