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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 years 2019/2020  

Programme start date: December 2019 

Studying with us

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 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.

Next teaching session dates :

  • 9-20 December 2019
  • 1-12 June 2020
Courses - Year 1 
  • Quality and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Economic Analysis for Health Policy
  • Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
  • Using Health Economics to Analyse and Inform Policy and Practice
Courses - Year 2
  • Using Health Economics to Analyse and Inform Policy and Practice
  • Students will choose three additional courses from a range of options. 

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

Find more information about the programme on LSE dedicated page:

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 future cardiology leaders 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. 


Applications to the Executive MSc are now open for 2019/2020. Programme start date: 9 December 2019.  


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 40.

Additional information:

Before starting your application please make sure you've read all relevant information on LSE website:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for December 2019 entry are GBP 13,625 per annum for a total of GBP 27,250.

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 2019, you must pay the pre-registration fee by 1 May. For applications after 5 March 2019, the pre-registration fee must be paid within 30 days of the date on the offer letter. The remaining yearly fees must be paid by 14 December 2019. Alternatively, there is an option to pay via instalments: please contact LSE for more information about this. 

In the second year: £13,625 must be paid by 14 December 2020. 

ESC Scholarships - Now close for application for December 2019 intake

The ESC supports the education of future leaders in cardiovascular medicine by offering 15 scholarships for the academic entry year 2019/20120. The amount of the scholarship is: £15,500/programme and covers partially the fees. It is the responsibility of the student to cover all additional costs: hotel accommodation, travels and other expenses the cost of accommodation, travels and other expenses accrued during the course as well as the remaining £11,750 tuition fees.

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

1/ Submit your fully completed LSE application form and all the required documents via the London School of Economics application platform. Apply here. Please indicate on the application form that you wish to be considered for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Scholarship. 

2/ Fill in the ESC e-form to register your interest for the ESC scholarship. We recommend that you complete the ESC e-from as soon as you start your LSE application. It will take less than 5min


Please be aware that gathering and submitting all the information and documents required for your application will take time. We strongly encourage you to not delay your application and be mindful of the scholarship application deadline. 

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 2019.

Please note that applications completed after 05 March 2019 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 £5,375 must be paid by 14 December 2019. If you're interested to pay in instalments in please contact LSE and ESC to get more information about the payment timeline.
  • Second year: £5,875 must be paid by 14 December 2019. 

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