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Executive MSc 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 Executive Master, 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 2018/2019  

Programme start date: December 2018 

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Programme overview

The Executive MSc 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 2018:

  • December 2018 (exact time interval to be confirmed)
  • 3-14 June 2019
  • December 2019 (exact time interval to be confirmed)
  • June 2020 (exact time interval to be confirmed)
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
  • Using Health Economics to Analyse and Inform Policy and Practice
  • 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 take-home exams, essays, reports to the 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 2018/2019. Programme start date: December 2018.  

Applicants are invited to complete an application directly on the London School of Economics Online Application System.
The programme operates on a rolling admissions process. The sooner the complete application is submitted, the greater your chances are to join the programme. The approximate number of participants is 45-50.

Entry requirements 

More information on the application procedures

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Course fees are GBP 12,854 per annum for a total of GBP 25,708 (applicable for the December 2018 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 required. If you apply by 5 March 2018, you must pay the pre-registration fee by 1 May. For applications after 5 March 2018, the pre-registration fee must be paid within 30 days of the date on the offer letter. The remaining £12,354 must be paid by 14 December 2018. Alternatively, there is an option to pay via instalments: £5,927 by 14 December 2018 and then £6,427 by 1 June 2019.

In the second year: £12,854 must be paid by 14 December 2019. If paying by instalments: £6,427 by 14 December 2019 and then £6,427 by 31 May 2020.

ESC Scholarships

The ESC supports the education of future leaders in cardiovascular medicine by offering 15 scholarships for the academic year 2018/2019. The scholarship will partially cover the tuition fees: £15,500/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 £10,208 of the tuition fees.

Scholarship application deadline: 5 March 2018

To apply for an ESC scholarship, you must complete two steps:

  1. fully complete and submit an application for admission via the LSE Online Application System (see Application section). When completing your LSE application for admissions, be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to be considered for a tuition fee scholarship offered by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). It can take time to gather and submit all the information required for the application; we strongly encourage to submit your application well in advance of the scholarship deadline to give yourself enough time to apply.
  2. complete the following eForm to register your interest in the scholarship at the European Heart Academy. It is strongly recommended that the eForm will be submitted when initiating the enrolment via the LSE website. The eForm can be completed in less than 5 minutes. 

The Scholarship Selection Committee is looking for excellent references, a focused personal statement and relevant work experience. The result of the scholarship selection committee will be communicated to all scholarship applicants in April 2018.

Applications completed after 5 March 2018 may still be eligible for admissions consideration, but will not be considered for the ESC scholarship.




Payment scheme for the students receiving ESC scholarships:

  • First year: A non-refundable pre-registration fee of £500.00 is to be paid within 30 days of the ESC's decision. The remaining £4,604 must be paid by 14 December 2018. Alternatively, there is an option to pay via instalments: £2,052 by 14 December 2018 and then £2,552 by 1 June 2019.
  • Second year: £5,104 must be paid by 14 December 2019. If paying by instalments: £2,552 by 14 December 2019 and then £2,552 by 31 May 2020.

Previous and running cohorts

Information related to the December 2015, December 2016 and December 2017 entries

About the programme on ESC-TV

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