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MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Clinical Sciences

This Executive MSc is a joint collaboration between the European Heart Academy of the ESC and the London School of Economics (LSE).

In this Executive Master's course, you will gain a theoretical and conceptual understanding of health economics, outcomes research and management, as well as relevant social science principles in the field of clinical sciences. These skills will empower you to shape the future of cardiovascular medicine.


Applications for the ESC scholarship starting in December 2024 are now open.

ESC Scholarships

The ESC supports the education of future leaders in cardiovascular medicine by offering a limited number of scholarships to healthcare professionals working in the field of cardiology. The ESC Scholarship Selection Committee looks for excellent references, a focused personal statement and relevant work experience in the field of cardiology. The amount of the scholarship is £15,500 and it covers about 50% of the tuition fees.


Applications for the ESC scholarship starting in December 2024 are now open. Please apply here

For further questions about the ESC scholarship please contact us at

Applying for the MSc in Health Economics at LSE

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Programme overview

The Executive MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Clinical Sciences prepares healthcare professionals and scientists to explore new advisory, management and leadership roles. This programme will expand your employment opportunities in related sectors, including health care provider management roles, pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancies, as well as governmental and non-governmental organisations. Upon graduation, you can expect to take on more responsibilities or shift your career focus. 

Structure and content

The programme will be delivered through on-campus teaching blocks at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition to time spent in the classroom, you will also be expected to complete distance coursework.

This is a specialist programme for healthcare professionals and industry leaders, offering a set of tailored courses in health economics, outcomes research, and healthcare management, alongside transformation leadership component on applying knowledge to professional practice (a structured approach to candidate development). 

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

The course language is English.

Find out more about the programme.

2024/25 teaching dates
  • Teaching block 1: 9-20 December 2024
  • Teaching block 2: 2-13 June 2025
  • Teaching block 3: December 2025 (dates TBC)
  • Teaching block 4: June 2026 (dates TBC)
Scientific content
  • Economic Analysis for Health Policy
  • Quality and Outcomes in Clinical Sciences
  • Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • Fundamentals of Management and Leadership in Health Care
  • Using Health Economics to Analyse and Inform Policy and Practice 

Students will choose three additional courses from a range of options. 

Who should attend?

The advanced training in the programme provides participants with the key skills they need to become future drivers of change in their clinics,  hospitals, regional and national health systems, regulatory bodies, and at an international level.

At the ESC we believe that transversal skills and understanding of the broader healthcare landscape will allow cardiologists to take a more active role and to become future leaders in the field of cardiology.

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

Tuition fees

Tuition fees 2024/25 for Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Clinical Sciences: £30,040 for the two-year programme (£15,020 per annum) for UK, EU, and overseas students.

Tuition fees include:

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


  • Pre-registration fee: For this programme there is a fee of £500 to secure your place. It will enable you to gain access to online programme materials ahead of your arrival on campus. This sum will be deducted from your overall tuition fee.
  • First year: £15,020 
  • Second year: £15,020