Programmes

Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

  • Executive
  • Department of Health Policy
  • Application code L4CS
  • Starting 2018

This programme provides practising healthcare professionals with a set of tailored courses in health economics, outcomes research and health care management in cardiovascular sciences.

It is delivered by faculty based in LSE Health, one of the Department of Social Policy’s associated research centres and one of the world’s most highly rated research and teaching centres, and is offered in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology.

It will prepare you to explore new research, advisory, consulting, and leadership roles through unique modules tailored for practising healthcare professionals. In addition to gaining a theoretical and conceptual understanding of health economics and outcomes research, you will acquire new skills to accelerate or refocus your career. Upon graduation, 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. 

Programme details

Key facts

Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences
Start date First two-week session starts December 2018
Application deadline None – rolling admissions. However please note the funding deadlines.
Duration Taught over 24 months in modular blocks, maximum of 50
Applications 2016 145
Intake 2016 42
Availability UK/EU: Open
Overseas: Open
Tuition fee Year one: £12,854 (2018 entry)
Year two: £12,854 (2019, continuing student)
Financial support This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support. Scholarships are available from the European Society of Cardiology
Minimum entry requirement 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with clinical, health policy and economics background and/or work experience in the health policy and economics field
GRE/GMAT requirement None
English language requirements Standard (see 'assessing your application')
Location  Houghton Street, London

For more information about tuition fees and entry requirements, see the fees and funding and assessing your application sections.

Programme structure and courses

This is a 24-month modular programme. You will take five compulsory half unit courses and select options to the value of one and a half units. You will attend LSE for four two-week sessions over the two-year period.

(* denotes a half unit)

First year

Quality and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Sciences*
Provides an overview of health economics, outcomes research, and management in cardiovascular sciences.

Economic Analysis for Health Policy*
Focuses on the role economics can play in health policy and health system administration.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis*
Focuses on the principles of reviewing and synthesising the existing evidence to evaluate healthcare interventions.

Economic Evaluation in Health Care* 
Provides skills to understand, critically appraise, develop, and interpret cost-effectiveness analyses.

Second year

Using Health Economics to Analyse and Inform Policy and Practice*
Gives students an introduction to how health systems are constructed, and how the various parts of the system interact; the role of regulation, resource allocation, payment arrangements, and performance measurement; the complexities of evaluating policy and performance; and the contribution that health economics can make to the evaluation and development of health policy.

Options to the value of one and a half units from an approved list                                                            


You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses
 in the rogramme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, a change of circumstances since publication may cause the School to change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will always notify the affected parties as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options. Note that that the School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to events outside of its control, which includes but is not limited to a lack of demand for a course or programme of study, industrial action, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises.

You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated graduate course and programme information page.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods and assessment

This is a modular programme that runs for 24 months. 

The programme includes a dissertation of up to 5,000 words on a topic of your choice, to be prepared in conjunction with a personal supervisor.  

Each course consists of 20 hours minimum contact time. Over the course of the MSc, you will have 160 face-to-face contact hours alongside additional meetings with your tutors. Off-campus support, such as online revision sessions, is provided by the faculty.

You can view indicative details of hours, teaching staff, and assessment in the Calendar within each course guide.

Academic support

There are many opportunities to extend your learning outside the classroom and complement your academic studies at LSE. LSE LIFE is the School’s centre for academic, personal and professional development. Some of the services on offer include: guidance and hands-on practice of the key skills you will need to do well at LSE: effective reading, academic writing and critical thinking; workshops related to how to adapt to new or difficult situations, including development of skills for leadership, study/work/life balance and preparing for the world of work; and advice and practice on working in study groups and on cross-cultural communication and teamwork.

LSE is committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential and the School’s Disability and Wellbeing Service provides a free, confidential service to all LSE students and is a first point of contact for all disabled students.

Careers

This MSc will prepare you to explore new advisory, management, and leadership roles within the health care field. Beyond your current work settings, you will be able 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 in the cardiovascular science field.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Support for your career

Find out more about the support available to students through LSE Careers.

Assessing your application

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background.

We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on your application form, including your:

- academic achievement (including predicted and achieved grades)
- personal statement
- two references
- CV

See further information on supporting documents

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. See our English language requirements.

When to apply

Applications for this programme are considered on a rolling basis, meaning the programme will close once it becomes full. There is no fixed deadline by which you need to apply, however to be considered for the European Society of Cardiology scholarship, you must have submitted your application and all supporting documents by the funding deadline. See the fees and funding section for more details. 

Minimum entry requirements for Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree in any discipline, with a clinical, health policy and economics background and/or work experience in the health policy and economics field.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet our minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

See international entry requirements 

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.

Tuition fees 2018/19 for Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

UK/EU students, first year: £12,854 (2018/19)
Overseas students, first year: £12,854 (2018/19)
UK/EU students, second year: £12,854 (2019/20)
Overseas students, second year: £12,854 (2019/20)

Fee status

For this programme, the tuition fee is the same for all students regardless of their fee status.

Further information

Fees and funding opportunities

Scholarships and other funding

This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support.

A limited number of highly selective scholarships will be available from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). More information will be forthcoming soon.

Government tuition fee loans and external funding

A postgraduate loan is available from the UK government for eligible students studying for a first master’s programme, to help with fees and living costs. Some other governments and organisations also offer tuition fee loan schemes.

Find out more about tuition fee loans
Find out more about external funding opportunities

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