Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

  • Executive
  • Department of Health Policy
  • Application code L4CS
  • Starting 2022
  • Home part-time: Open
  • Overseas part-time: Open
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

The Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences is a specialist programme for healthcare professionals and industry leaders in the cardiovascular sciences. Developed in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology, the programme offers a set of tailored courses in health economics, outcomes research, and healthcare management. 

The two-year taught modular degree provides you with the opportunity to study in an academic department recognised for its quality of research and policy advice as well as excellence in academic teaching. Studying in a multidisciplinary environment with links to specialist research groups allows you to pursue what is most important to your professional specialism and acquire new skills to accelerate and refocus your career.

You will join a diverse and international group of students, specialists, and industry leaders who bring different perspectives, expertise, and experience to the classroom. Together you will examine crucial health policy matters in the cardiovascular sciences, using the latest in policy analysis and economic principles.

In your first year of study, you will learn a core set of skills in health economics, health policy, health system administration and management in cardiovascular sciences. You will develop the ability to understand, appraise, develop and interpret cost-effectiveness analyses as well as review and evaluate healthcare interventions. 

In your second year, you will select from a range of modules constructed to expand your analytical ability and methodological toolkit for working in health care, pharmaceutical, hospital, and related sectors. This allows you to specialise according to your career aspirations.

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Programme details

Key facts

Start date March 2022
Application deadline None – rolling admissions. Applications close when programme is at capacity.
Duration Two-year modular programme with two weeks full-time on-campus teaching blocks twice a year.
Applications 2019 71
Intake 2019 28
Tuition fee Year one: £15,020 (2021 entry)
Year two: £15,020 (2022, continuing student)
Financial support This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support. 
Minimum entry requirement 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, plus a minimum of three years' work experience in a related 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.

Applications close when programme is at capacity.

Entry requirements

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.

If you have studied or are studying outside of the UK then have a look at our Information for International Students to find out the entry requirements that apply to you.

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)
  • academic statement of purpose
  • two references (two professional references will be considered if you are unable to provide an academic reference)
  • 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, but we do encourage you to submit your application as soon possible. You can check whether the MSc is still open to new applications on the Graduate Admissions Website.

To be considered for the European Society of Cardiology scholarship, you must have submitted your application and all supporting documents by the funding deadline. Please visit the European Society of Cardiology website for more information.

Will I need a visa to study on this programme?

Details about visa options and how to apply can be found on our International Student Immigration Service’s website. Please see the relevant pages below for further information:


Teaching dates

This two-year programme will be taught over 4 two-week teaching blocks on-campus at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

2021/22 teaching dates
Teaching block 1: 7 – 18 March 2022
Teaching block 2: 6 – 17 June 2022
Teaching block 3: 5 – 16 December 2022
Teaching block 4: 5 – 16 June 2023

Programme structure and courses

Over two years, you will take five compulsory half-unit courses and select optional courses to the value of one and a half units. The programme will be taught over 4 two-week teaching blocks on-campus at the London School of Economics and Political Science. See ‘Teaching dates’ for more information. Visit our website to view all course overview videos on Microsoft Stream or YouTube.

HP4C1E Economic Analysis for Health Policy (0.5 units)
Focuses on the role economics can play in health policy and health system administration.
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HP4C2E Quality and Outcomes in Cardiovascular Sciences (0.5 units)
Provides an overview of health economics, outcomes research, and management in cardiovascular sciences.
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HP4C3E Economic Evaluation in Health Care (0.5 units)
Provides skills to understand, critically appraise, develop, and interpret cost-effectiveness analyses.
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HPC4E Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (0.5 units)
Focuses on the principles of reviewing and synthesising the existing evidence to evaluate health care interventions.
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HPC5E Using Health Economics to Analyse and Inform Policy and Practice (0.5 units)
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.
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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 Programme 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

Each course consists of approximately 20 hours minimum contact time. In addition you will be assigned an academic mentor who will offer support over the course of your studies.

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

Academic support

You will also be assigned an academic mentor who will be available for guidance and advice on academic or personal concerns.

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.


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.

Fees and funding

Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme.

Tuition fees cover 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.

Tuition fees 2021/22 for Executive MSc Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences

Home students, first year: £15,020 (2021/22 entry)
Overseas students, first year: £15,020 (2021/22 entry)
Home students, second year: £15,020 (2022/23, continuing)
Overseas students, second year: £15,020 (2022/23, continuing)

Fee status

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

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 to campus. This sum will be deducted from the overall tuition fee.

Scholarships and other funding

Applications for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) scholarship are now open. The ESC supports the education of future leaders in cardiovascular medicine.

In order to be eligible for an ESC scholarship, you must submit the ESC application form and complete your LSE application for the programme by 25 October 2021. Please be aware that gathering and submitting all the documents required for your LSE application will take time. We strongly encourage you to not delay your application and be mindful of the scholarship application deadline.

The ESC Scholarship Selection Committee is looking for excellent references, a focused personal statement and relevant work experience. 

For more information about the scholarship and to apply, please visit the ESC website.

This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support.

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

Further information

Fees and funding opportunities

Student stories

Visit our website to meet our students and alumni



Professor Liesl Zülke
University of Cape Town




Dr Clara Van Ofwegen-Hanekamp
University Hospital of Amsterdam




Dr Sauabh Dani
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center




Dr Marie-Isabel Murray
University Hospital of Frankfurt




Professor Steffen Peterson
Queen Mary University of London




Dr Philippe Timmermans
Jessa Hospital, Belgium

"I enrolled specifically to alter legislation about long term mechanical circulatory support in end-stage heart failure in my country. Despite the overwhelming evidence showing the benefits, the use of these devices was restricted to patients awaiting a heart transplantation as the treatment was deemed too costly for other patients. After completing the programme at LSE, I decided to dedicate my dissertation to this issue. After a positive evaluation, the abstract was submitted to the ESC 2020 congress, where it was selected for 'best abstract' in the health policy category. With the positive response from both the academy and the international cardiology community, I contacted the health care minister in my country. Based on a meeting with the minister, my dissertation was sent to the national health policy bureau. A few months later, the policy of long-term mechanical support was altered. Since March 2021, these devices can now be implanted in patients with refractory heart failure who are not eligible for heart transplantation - as elaborated in my thesis!"

Programme director

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Dr Huseyin Naci
Associate Professor and Programme Director
LSE Department of Health Policy

"The programme has a carefully crafted curriculum to ensure that health care professionals in the cardiovascular medicine field gain a complementary set of skills to their specialized training in clinical medicine."

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