I am a student on the MSc International Health Management programme at Imperial College Business School. If you’re considering applying to this programme, read this blog to find out my insider tips to getting the most out the application process.
Attend an information session
On the evening of Monday 11th February, Imperial College Business School hosted the first Specialised Master’s Information Session of the year. More than a hundred prospective students attended the event with many showing a great interest in the MSc International Health Management programme.
Dr Benita Cox, the Programme Director of MSc International Health Management gave an informative presentation of the programme structure and life-long skills it offers.
I highly recommend attending an MSc Information Session to all prospective students. The programme content is discussed in-depth with views from past and current students. Any questions raised during the session were immediately addressed by the Programme Director.
The Director of Admissions was also present to answer questions regarding the application process and scholarships. At the end of the presentation, there was a panel consisting of alumni and current students to answer more questions from attendees as well.
Most questions were personal, such as whether it would possible to work part-time while studying a Master’s that seems quite intense and how to be effective while working in groups. You can get a lot more insights from these sessions which will both benefit your application process and mentally prepare you for a new programme or a new school!
The Information Session is also a great opportunity for applicants who are unsure about which scholarship they can apply for or how your GPA and other grades from overseas are converted to UK grades, as you get to speak to members of the Admissions team in person.
My tips for your application
If you are applying to the MSc International Health Management programme, here are a few tips from me:
- Your personal statement is all about yourself – try to be more personal rather than being very general.
- Since MSc International Health Management is a niche programme, definitely show your passion in healthcare.
- Express your career perspectives and what value the programme will offer you.
Talk to a Student Ambassador
As a Student Ambassador and a current student of the programme, I was there to assist the session by answering questions from prospective students regarding programme content, campus life, life in London and future careers. I had some really helpful conversations with a Student Ambassador from last year when I was about to join MSc International Health Management, and now I feel great joy helping other people and making new friends on the ambassador programme.
It was amazing to see lots of people from diverse backgrounds with different goals they wish to achieve from this MSc. I also had a lot of fun getting to know their experience and future plans for careers in healthcare.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the session – information, drinks and refreshments, what a night! Good luck to those who are applying and I look forward to seeing you all at our next on campus event.