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Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

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

In this executive master 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 cardiovascular disease. These added skills will empower you to shape the future of cardiovascular medicine.

We are now accepting applications for the academic years 2020/2021.

Programme start date moved to July 2021 - instead of December 2020

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 device industries, consultancies, as well as 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 will be delivered through on-campus teaching blocks, at the London School of Economics in London, with a portion of the courses being taught online. In addition to time spent in the classroom, you will also be expected to complete distance coursework.

The course language is English.

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

Next teaching session dates :
  • 7-19 June 2021 - on campus at LSE
  • Summer 2021 - online course (dates TBC)
  • December 2021 - on campus at LSE (dates TBC)
  • June 2022 - on campus at LSE (dates TBC)
Scientific content
  • 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
  • Students will choose three additional courses from a range of options. 


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. 


Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for June 2021 start date (instead of December 2020): £14,443 per annum for a total of £28,886. The same pound sterling fees apply for UK, EU, and overseas students.

Tuition fees include:

  • pre registration fee;
  • enrolment into 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.


  • First year: £14,443 
  • Second year: £14,443 (continuing in 2021)
  • Pre registration fee : For this programme, there is a pre-registration 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.

ESC Scholarships 

The application period for an ESC scholarship is now closed for June 2021 entry. But you can still apply to the programme: see details in 'Applications section'.

The ESC supports the education of future leaders in cardiovascular medicine by offering 15 scholarships.

The ESC Scholarship Selection Committee looks for excellent references, a focused personal statement and relevant work experience. The selection results were to be communicated to all scholarship applicants in April 2020.


The applications period for the MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences is open for June 2021 entry (replacing December 2020 entry).

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

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The programme operates on rolling admissions. The sooner the complete application is submitted, the greater your chances are to join the programme. The approximate number of participants is 35 per intake.