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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 2017/2018  

Programme start date: December 2017 

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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 2017:

  • 4-15 December 2017
  • 4-15 June 2018
  • December 2018 (exact time interval to be confirmed)
  • 3-14 June 2019
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 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 2017/2018. Programme start date: December 2017.  

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 £12,126 per annum for a total of £24,252 (applicable for the December 2017 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 10 March 2017, you must pay the pre-registration fee by 1 May. For applications after 10 March 2017, the pre-registration fee must be paid within 30 days of the date on the offer letter. The remaining £11,626 must be paid by 14 December 2017. Alternatively, there is an option to pay via instalments: £5,563 by 14 December 2017 and then £6,063 by 1 June 2018.

In the second year: £12,126 must be paid by 14 December 2018. If paying by instalments: £6,063 by 14 December 2018 and then £6,063 by 31 May 2019.

ESC Scholarships

The ESC supports the education of future leaders in cardiovascular medicine by offering 15 scholarships for the academic year 2017/2018. 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 £8,752 of the tuition fees.

Applications for the ESC scholarships are now closed. The scholarship selection committee is currently reviewing the applications. The results will be communicated by the end of April 2017.

Please note, the MSc programme 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).


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 £3,876 must be paid by 14 December 2017. Alternatively, there is an option to pay via instalments: £1,688 by 14 December 2017 and then £2,188 by 1 June 2018.
  • Second year: £4,376 must be paid by 14 December 2018. If paying by instalments: £2,188 by 14 December 2018 and then £2,188 by 31 May 2019.

Previous and running cohorts

Information related to the December 2015 and December 2016 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