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A unique programme designed to prepare students for a management career in the global healthcare sector.

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2018
LocationSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
MSc International Health Management at Imperial College Business School
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Overview

Our MSc in International Health Management is a one-year, full-time programme that equips you with the essential skills needed to pursue a career in the global healthcare sector.

You will learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research and will gain an overview of the UK health system and its application in a global context. Students of this course are a mix of recent graduates and experienced healthcare professionals from across the world, giving you a truly international perspective.

The programme content reflects the contemporary and relevant management skills necessary for managing in turbulent environments and complex health systems, both in developing and developed countries. 

There is a careful balance of teaching and learning, individual and group work. Case study methodology and class-based discussions are used to strengthen the conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills of the participants in real situations. There are also regular seminars by external expert speakers.

Study programme

Before the programme begins you are expected to complete a number of online pre-study modules. These modules are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered throughout the rest of the academic year. 

You study a number of taught modules starting in the autumn term and continuing throughout the academic year. Initial, y the modules focus on the basic principles of management and move on to a focus on healthcare.

During the summer term, you will work on a number of projects to expand your practical experience and knowledge of working in the healthcare sector. You will also choose to complete either a Healthcare Report or the Personal Career Journey.

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to pursue roles with a range of health-focused organisations, including BUPA, the NHS and the World Health Organisation.

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

View the programme specification for this course.

Structure

Core modules

You complete the core modules below.

  • Accounting
  • Business Plan Competition
  • Business Strategy for Global Healthcare
  • Contemporary Topics in Health Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Foundations for Health Management Consulting
  • Global Healthcare Marketing
  • Health Economics
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Systems, Policy and Financing
  • Healthcare Sector Project
  • Management Challenges of Healthcare Organisations
  • Managing Change and Innovation in Healthcare
  • Organisational Behaviour

Non-assessed modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Finance Primer
  • Induction
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Study Skills

Report module

You choose one module from below.

  • Healthcare Report
  • Personal Career Journey

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
  • Lectures
  • On-line discussion forums
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Pre-programme VLE modules
  • Seminars
  • Workshops 

Assessment methods

  • Case Studies
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations/Tests 

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is normally at least a 2.1 UK Honour's degree in Medicine, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences Engineering, Informatics or another relevant discipline.

Additionally, you are expected to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long-term goals.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Non-academic requirements

Two references are also required

How to apply

How to apply

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can apply to only this course, and it is not possible to make a second choice. When applying to other courses at the College, you will usually be able to apply for up to two courses.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

All of the Business School taught postgraduate programmes require payment of an application processing fee before an application can be submitted. Details of the cost can be found on the Business School website.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
£27,500

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
£27,500

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

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