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Executive Msc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

We are currently accepting applications for the December 2017 intake.  Please note that the deadline to apply for an ESC Scholarship for December 2017 was 10 March 2017 and has now passed.  (see FAQs for details).

The Executive MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences is based in the Department of Social Policy with staff based within LSE Health.  Offered in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology, the programme aims to provide practicing healthcare professionals with a set of tailored courses in health economics, outcomes research and health care management in cardiovascular sciences.  Specifically it provides:

  • The opportunity to study in one of the premier research and teaching centres in the world, both for its policy-minded health research and its world-class teaching.
  • The flexibility for working healthcare professionals to obtain a formal graduate qualification in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management whilst continuing employment through attendance at four two-week intensive LSE based lecture courses.
  • Teaching by academics and experts who are at the forefront of research into health economics, outcomes research, and health care management.
  • An international and multidisciplinary environment with links to several specialist research groups based within and outside of the School.

This Executive MSc will prepare you to explore new advisory, management, and leadership roles through unique modules tailored for healthcare professionals. In addition to gaining a theoretical and conceptual understanding of health economics, outcomes research, and management, you will acquire new skills to accelerate or refocus your career.  Beyond your current work settings, it will allow you to expand your employment opportunities in related sectors including the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, consultancies, government, and non-governmental organisations. Upon graduation, you can expect to take on more responsibility or shift your career focus within clinical management, health administration, regulation, or clinical research. 

 

Students will attend four two-week intensive teaching sessions at LSE over two years.  The  programme starts in December, and teaching sessions take place in December and June each year.  The sessions will consist of academic lectures and seminars, revision sessions, individual meetings with tutors, as well as social events and invitations to lectures given by high profile visiting academics and policy makers.  Between teaching sessions, students will complete coursework and continue to interact with and receive support from both academic and administrative staff.

The teaching session dates for December 2017 are as follows:

  • 4-15 December 2017
  • 4-15 June 2018
  • December 2018 (TBC)
  • 3-14 June 2019

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The teaching session dates for December 2016 entry are as follows:

  • 5-16 December 2016
  • 5-16 June 2017
  • 4-15 December 2017
  • 4-15 June 2018

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The teaching session dates for December 2015 entry are as follows: 

  • 7-18 December 2015
  • 6-17 June 2016
  • 5-16 December 2016
  • 5-16 June 2017  

The Executive MSc is spaced over two years and comprises eight half unit taught courses and a dissertation.  Courses in the first year are compulsory.  The second year includes a mixture of compulsory and optional courses.  

Year One

Year Two

During Year Two, students will also choose 3 courses from a range of options.  

For details about these courses, please refer to the programme regulations. *

 

*Regulations are subject to change.

 

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Dr Elias Mossialos

Elias Mossialos is Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy at the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of LSE Health.

 

Learn more about Elias Mossialos:   

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Dr Huseyin Naci

 

Dr. Huseyin Naci is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy within the Department of Social Policy.  Huseyin’s academic interests include research design, comparative effectiveness research, drug regulation, and health policy evaluation.

 

Learn more about Huseyin Naci:

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What are the entry requirements?

 

  • A 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline (or overseas equivalent).
  • A minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience. Experience in cardiovascular sciences either as a practicing cardiologist or as a health economist is desirable. Outstanding candidates with different backgrounds in health care are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Standard level of English: You meet the standard level of English if:
    • 1) You are a national of Canada (whose first language is English) or one of the UKVI list of majority English-speaking countries (see link for details) or 
    • 2) you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (of at least three years duration), a postgraduate taught degree (of at least one year) or a PhD in one of those countries or 
    • 3) you have passed a recognised English language test at an appropriate level.  The most common qualifications are the IELTS or TOEFL tests.  You do not need to have the required marks when you apply, but they would form a condition of any offer issued, and would have to be achieved before registration.  
  • Two references, ideally one academic and one professional. If you graduated from your most recent academic study before January 2012 and no academic references are available, you may supply two professional references.  Your application can not be considered complete until these are received, and it is your responsibility to chase your referees to ensure that they submit this to LSE.
  • A resume or CV, outlining your professional experience.
  • The GRE/GMAT tests are not a formal requirement for admission to this programme. However, if you have taken one of these tests and you believe your results will support your application, please include them.  
  • A personal statement (approximately two A4 pages). This MSc is offered in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology.  If you are a member of the European Society of Cardiology (or Fellow, or involved with European Society of Cardiology activities), please include your membership number in your personal statement. Please also state whether you would like to be considered for a European Society of Cardiology scholarship and whether participation would be contingent on receiving a scholarship. 
  • The European Society of Cardiology will be involved in selecting the candidates for this programme.  LSE will share your application with the organisation as part of this process. Please notify us in advance if you do not consent to the LSE sharing your application with the European Society of Cardiology. 

 

How do I apply?

 

Applications are made through the LSE Graduate Admissions Office. Visit their webpages for full details of the applications procedure and to create an account for the online application portal.  The application assessment fee is £65.00.

 

A few top tips: 

 

  • The application requires that you submit a number of required supporting documents.  The most common reason why applications are delayed is a failure to submit all requirements in the required format, and so it is worth taking the time to carefully read over the supporting documents pages.   
  • Remember to submit a scanned transcript for every qualification that you mention in the education tab.  Although the system may appear to allow you to submit your application without uploading transcripts for every qualification, your application will not be considered to be complete until this is done, which can result in delays.  
  • If any of your documents are not in English, you will also need to arrange to send us a translation carried out by an accredited translator (eg, the British Council). 
  • Your application can not be considered until both of your referees have submitted a reference.  It is your responsibility to follow up with them to ensure that they complete this information in a timely fashion.
  • Initially, it is possible to upload scanned copies of documents to expedite your application.  If you are granted an offer of admission, Graduate Admissions will normally set a requirement that you show us the original documents prior to beginning your programme.  
  • If English is not your first language and if the language of instruction for your degrees are not English, Graduate Admissions will require you to provide evidence of your command of English. However, you do not need to have the required marks when you apply, and so you can initially submit your application without this information to expedite your consideration for admissions and for the ESC scholarship.  If you receive an offer of admission, this would form a condition of any offer that you received, and would have to be achieved before your arrival at LSE. 
  • Plan ahead for it to take some time for you to collect and upload your supporting documents, as this can take longer than you might expect.  The Graduate Admissions team will not release your application to the department or to the ESC for consideration until it has been fully completed and submitted, and the assessment fee has been paid. 

 

If you have any questions about the application or supporting documents, contact the Graduate Admissions team.

 

What is the application deadline?

 

There is no application deadline.  We will continue to accept applications until the programme is full.  However, we tend to be at capacity no later than October each year - the later a submission comes through, the more competitive it will be for an applicant.  

 

However, if you would like to be considered for an European Society of Cardiology scholarship, then your application for admission must be fully completed by 10 March 2017.

Who should attend?

 

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of mid-career professionals who seek formal qualifications but cannot participate in a traditional MSc programme. Some of the mandatory courses will have a cardiovascular disease focus; therefore, experience in cardiovascular science either as a practicing cardiologist or as a health economist is desirable. Outstanding candidates with different backgrounds in health care are strongly encouraged to apply. We welcome participants from all over the world with particular course focus on developed countries. We assume no previous formal training in health economics or policy but those with training in these areas can choose more advanced course options.

 

We welcome diverse geographical backgrounds including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

 

What is the fee level?

 

December 2017 starter

 

Course fees are £12,126 per annum for a total of £24,252.

 

Payments are made as follows:

 

In the first year:

 

  • A non-refundable pre-registration fee of £500.00 is required.  Those who apply by 10 March must pay the pre-registration fee by 1 May.  Those who apply after 10 March must pay the pre-registration fee within 30 days of the date on their 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 9 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 9 June 2019.

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December 2016 starters

 

Course fees are £11,440 per annum for a total of £22,880.

 

Payments are made as follows:

 

In the first year:

 

  • A non-refundable pre-registration fee of £500.00 is required.  Those who apply by 1 March must pay the pre-registration fee by 1 May.  Those who apply after 1 March must pay the pre-registration fee within 40 days of the date on their offer letter.  
  • The remaining £10,940 must be paid by 2 December 2016. Alternatively, there is an option to pay via instalments:  £5,220 by 2 December 2016 and then £5,720 by 2 June 2017.

 

In the second year:

 

  • £11,440 must be paid by 14 December 2017.  If paying by instalments:  £5,720 by 14 December 2017 and then £5,720 by 1 June 2018.   

 

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December 2015 starters 

 

Course fees are £11,000 per annum for a total of £22,000.

 

Payments are made as follows:

 

In the first year, a non-refundable pre-registration fee of £500.00 is to be paid within 40 days of the date of the offer letter.  The remaining £10,500 must be paid by by 4 December 2015.  Alternatively, there is an option to pay via instalments: £5,000 by 5 December 2015 and then £5,500 by 3 June 2016.  

 

In the second year, £11,000 must be paid by 2 December 2016.  If paying by instalments: £5,500 by 2 December 2016 and then £5,500 by 2 June 2017.

 

This total includes access to all world-class LSE facilities available to full-time MSc participants including the library facilities, electronic resources and LSE careers.

 

Accommodation is not included.  See below for further accommodation details. 

 

Are there any scholarship schemes available?

 

The European Society of Cardiology does offer a number of scholarships each year. Scholarships may be applied towards tuition expenses only. Membership of the ESC is a requirement for scholarship consideration.  Excellent ESC members from both inside and outside the European area are eligible for consideration for a scholarship. The scholarship selection committee is looking for excellent references, a focussed personal statement and relevant work experience. 

 

The deadline to apply for an ESC scholarship for the December 2017 intake was 10 March 2017.  The ESC is no longer accepting applications for December 2017. Those who require a scholarship to study should investigate alternative funding opportunities, or wait until the ESC begins accepting applications for the December 2018 intake.  

 

The ESC will announce scholarship recipients in April 2017.

 

To apply for a scholarship:  

 

1) Ensure you are a member of the European Society of Cardiology.  Only members will be considered for a scholarship.

 

2) Fully complete your admissions application. Please note: 

  • The ESC is unfortunately unable to consider any applications that are missing supporting documentation or which are submitted after the deadline above.  See the "How do I apply" section above for top tips to ensure that your application is completed in a timely fashion to avoid disappointment.  We strongly urge you to give yourself plenty of time to apply, as the application process can be lengthy.  
  • Be sure to indicate your request for a scholarship in your personal statement and indicate whether participation would be contingent on receiving a scholarship.  Also include your membership number in your personal statement.  

3) Contact the ESC to ask to be considered for a scholarship by completing the ESC Scholarship Form.  

 

4) Your admissions application will be passed to the departmental selectors for consideration.

 

5)  You will receive your admissions decision by email, typically 3 weeks after submitting your application.

 

6) If your application for admissions is successful, your application will be forwarded to the ESC for scholarship consideration.

 

7) The ESC will email their scholarship decisions by the end of April.  

 

8) Those who are successful in receiving a scholarship for the December 2017 intake would be required to make payments as follows:  

  • 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 1 December 2017. Alternatively, there is an option to pay via instalments:  £1,688 by 14 December 2017 and then £2,188 by 9 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.

 

Where do I stay in London?

 

Accommodation costs are not included in the tuition fees. Executive students are welcome to arrange their accommodation via the Staff and Visitor Accommodation portal up to 30 days in advance of arriving in London, but please note that availability unfortunately cannot be guaranteed.  We can also provide a list of hotels in close proximity to LSE.

 

Will I need a visa to study on this programme?

 

If you are from the EEA (European Economic Area), Norway or Switzerland you do not currently need a visa to study in the UK.

 

Non-EEA students will normally need to obtain a Short-term Study Visa in order to register on the programme. Please see the dedicated information provided by the International Student Immigration Service, which contains visa information specifically for students on our executive programmes.  Please note that while you may have permission to enter the UK on a different type of visa, you may not be permitted to study on this particularly type of programme on that visa.  Be sure to contact LSE's International Student Visa Advice Team for clarification to ensure you are able to register upon arrival.

 

When does the programme begin?

 

The first two-week teaching session starts in December. Your first year is completed with a further two-week teaching block in June. This pattern is repeated in the second year. In total, you will complete eight weeks of teaching.

 

The dates for teaching for entry from December 2017 are as follows:

  • 4-15 December 2017
  • 4-15 June 2018
  • December 2018 (Date to be determined by December 2017)
  • 3-14 June 2019

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The dates for teaching for entry from December 2016 are as follows:

 

  • 5-16 December 2016
  • 5-16 June 2017
  • 4-15 December 2017
  • 4-15 June 2018

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The dates for teaching for entry from December 2015 are as follows:

  • 7-18 December 2015
  • 6-17 June 2016
  • 5-16 December 2016
  • 5-16 June 2017

 

 

 

What is the class size?

 

There will be approximately 45 students in each cohort. Seminars are sometimes split into smaller groups.

Who will be teaching?

 

We will have a combination of academic staff leading each course with guest lecturers from the European Society of Cardiology, healthcare providers, government organisations, international organisations and consulting firms.

 

What kind of teaching methods will be used?

 

Each course will typically include lectures and seminars. Some courses will have applied seminars to teach participants how to perform specific analyses using relevant software such as Excel, STATA and Treeage.

 

 

What kind of work will I have to do to prepare for the intensive teaching sessions? 

 

Remote access to required and recommended reading materials will be available prior to each teaching session. We also will recommend the names of any required textbooks prior to each session. We would advise that all participants read the required readings to get the most out of the intensive teaching sessions.

How many hours per week should an Executive student dedicate to study away from LSE?

 

Our recommended guidance here would be that the student takes 3 hours for every hour spent in class. While you are away from the LSE you should consider taking one evening in the week and one full weekend day to maintain a sufficient level of study.

 

Will there be facilities to work remotely while in London?

 

Wireless internet is available throughout the LSE campus. You will also have access to LSE’s world-class library including desktop computers and meeting rooms to work remotely.

What happens if I cannot complete the MSc?

 

If you are unable to remain enrolled for the full duration of the MSc course, it may be possible for you to instead be awarded a Certificate, Diploma or certificate of attendance.  For further details, visit the programme Classification Scheme details. 

 

 

How will I be assessed and what happens if I fail an assessment?

 

Graded assessments may vary from traditional closed-book exams, to take home exams, essays, reports, and group and individual projects.  

 

If you fail an assessment, in certain circumstances you will be able to re-sit an assessment.  For further details, visit the Regulations for Taught Masters Degrees.

Will I have a personal tutor?

 

Yes, each participant will be allocated a member of LSE staff as a personal tutor. 

 Will there be social events during the programme sessions?

 

Yes. We will have an introductory social events, dinner, and guest speakers, and networking opportunities to get to know your classmates.  There will also be opportunities for you to network with other Executive MSc students participating in other programmes.  This will include opportunities to connect with students from the MSc in Health Economics, Policy, and Management, which includes medical professionals, individuals from the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, health care managers, government officials and non-governmental organisation employees.

 

What support is provided between teaching modules?

 

Throughout the course of the programme, you will have access to a sophisticated online learning platform, Moodle, which allows you to stay connected between modules. Faculty will use this for intersession activities such as discussions, online (one-to-one) office hours, and to plan short tasks and revision sessions. You can also submit assignments through the site. The administration team will use Moodle to communicate important announcements and reminders to you class. By using this online technology students will remain an active part of the LSE community from wherever in the world they are based.

 

 

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