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Executive MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

Joint collaboration between the European Heart Academy of ESC and London School of Economics (LSE)

In this Master of Science, you will gain a theoretical and conceptual understanding of health economics, outcomes research and management, and the relevant social science principles of the cardiovascular disease fields. These added skills will empower you to shape the future of cardiovascular medicine.

We are now accepting applications for the academic year 2016/2017 

Programme start date: December 2016


Programme Overview

The MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences prepares students to explore new advisory, management and leadership roles within the healthcare field.  This programme will expand your employment opportunities in related sectors including health care provider management roles, pharmaceutical- and medical devices industries, consultancies, government and non-governmental organisations. Upon graduation, you can expect to take on more responsibilities or shift your career focus towards the cardiovascular science field. 

Structure and content

The programme consists of eight modules and one MSc dissertation over two academic years. On-site modules are taught two weeks in December and two weeks in June, each year, at the London School of Economics (LSE) in London. In addition to time spent in the classroom you will also be expected to complete coursework from a distance.

The course language is English.

Teaching session dates for the programme starting in December 2016:

  • 5-16 December 2016
  • 5-16 June 2017
  • 4-15 December 2017
  • 4-15 June 2018
Courses - Year 1: 
  • Quality and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Economic Analysis for Health Policy
  • Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Courses - Year 2:
  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Students will choose three additional courses from a range of options. For details about these courses, please refer to the programme regulations
  • 5 000-word dissertation on Health Economics, Outcomes, and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences with individual supervision from a member of the LSE staff

Graded assignments may vary from traditional closed-book exams to take-home exams, essays, reports and group and individual projects. 

Find more information about the programme  

Who should attend?

This programme targets medical doctors, healthcare professionals, and scientists working on cardiovascular diseases. It has been designed to meet the needs of mid-career professionals who seek formal qualifications but cannot participate in a traditional full-time MSc programme.

Some of the mandatory courses will focus on cardiovascular disease; therefore, experience in cardiovascular science either as a practising cardiologist or as a health economist is desirable. Outstanding candidates with different backgrounds in health care are strongly encouraged to apply.

Students with previous training in health economics or policy can benefit from our more advanced course options. 


We are now accepting applications for the academic year 2016/2017. Programme start date: December 2016.

Applicants are invited to complete an application directly on the London School of Economics Online Application System: 

LSE Online Application System

The programme operates on a rolling admissions process. The later a submission comes through, the more competitive it will be for an applicant. The approximate number of participants is 35-40.

Entry requirements

More information on the application procedures


Tuition fees

Course fees are £11,440 per annum for a total of £22,880 (applicable for the December 2016 entry).

Tuition fees include:

  • pre-registration fee,
  • enrolment to the MSc programme,
  • full access to LSE’s services and facilities (including the LSE library and Careers Services),
  • and the opportunity to attend LSE’s excellent programme of public lectures and events.


In the first year, a non-refundable pre-registration fee of £500.00 is to be paid within 40 days after receiving the offer letter. The remaining £10,940 must be paid by 2 December 2016.

Alternatively, payment by instalments is possible: £5,220 by 2 December 2016 and £5,720 by 2 June 2017.
In the second year, £11,440 must be paid by 1 December 2017. If paying by instalments: £5,720 by 1 December 2017 and then £5,720 by 1 June 2018.

ESC Scholarships

The ESC supports the education of future leaders in cardiovascular medicine by offering 15 scholarships for the academic year 2016/2017. The scholarship will partially cover the tuition fees: £20,000/programme. It is the responsibility of the student to cover the cost of accommodation, travel or other expenses accrued during the course as well as the remaining £2,880 of the tuition fees.

Applications for the ESC scholarships are now closed. 

Please note, the MSc programm is still accepting admissions applications from self-funded students and those with alternate sources of funding, until all places on the programme are filled (see Application section).


Interview with Professor Paulus Kirchhof and Dr Huseyin Naci: novel Master of Science in health economics focuses on cardiovascular disease

Master Degree with the London School of Economics with Prof. Paulus Kirchhof and Paul Hugenholtz


If you would like more information on the programme or the application procedure, please contact us

European Heart Academy