MSc Global Health Management

MSc Global Health Management

Start date:
One year
Applications are processed on a rolling basis
London, UK

Empowering future healthcare leaders and critical thinkers to tackle multidimensional global health challenges

Due to the complex and fast-evolving nature of the determinants of health and associated global challenges, for 2024 our MSc Global Health Management (previously MSc International Health Management) adopts an interdisciplinary approach, going beyond traditional training on healthcare management and leadership. The programme invites you to consider a wide range of interrelated factors such as innovation and technology, socioeconomic and environmental factors, policymaking, sustainability and data and analytics to evolve the future of global healthcare. Our goal is to equip future healthcare leaders with a new set of skills to shape the agenda and take on challenging global roles in the health and healthcare ecosystem, whether that’s in the private industry, government, international organisations, or health service providers. 

Tailor your programme with concentrations

Following a recent redesign, the programme has been built for the future, offering a unique blend of specialist health modules and concentrations in either Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Management or Economics & Data Science. Towards the end of the programme, you will complement your learning with experiential modules and electives, gaining real-world experience and personalising your learning experience. Get ready to push traditional boundaries to effect meaningful systemic change within health ecosystems globally. 

employed within six months (MSc International Health Management, class of 2022)
employed in healthcare or consulting (MSc International Health Management, class of 2022)
concentrations to choose from: Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Economics & Data Science.
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Pushing traditional boundaries to transform the future of global healthcare

in Europe (Imperial College London, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024)
in the world (Imperial College London, QS World University Rankings 2024)
city for students (London, QS Best Student City Rankings 2024)

Programme content

MSc Global Health Management is a one-year, full-time intensive programme. The normal working week runs from Monday to Friday and classes will be scheduled between 08.30 and 21.00. You should expect to attend one evening class per week. Other optional activities such as guest lectures or alumni and careers events may be scheduled in the evening.

This newly designed programme unites the latest research and expertise from our globally-recognised faculty across different disciplines, fostering cross-collaboration among students and faculty throughout the Business School and Imperial College London.

Your journey starts with leadership and management-specific modules, before moving into core training in a concentration of your choice. When you apply you will be given the opportunity to choose one of three concentrations, these include: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Management and Economics & Data Science. You will also then choose from a broad range of electives, personalising the programme according to your interests and career aspirations.

Please note, programme content is subject to change. Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. The programme is subject to College approval.

Through a combination of online pre-study modules and induction week, you will be ready to hit the ground running when your programme begins. This comprehensive preparation not only prepares you for the academic rigour ahead but also ensures you're thoroughly equipped to maximise the benefits of your programme.

Pre-study modules

Online | pre-September

Before the start of your programme, you will be expected to complete online pre-study modules, delivered via The Hub, our bespoke virtual learning environment. Some of these modules are compulsory while others are strongly recommended as they will help you prepare you for the remainder of your programme.  

Induction week

On campus | Early September, compulsory

Your MSc Global Health Management induction will be spent at our South Kensington campus in London, where you will meet with the rest of your cohort, faculty, and programme staff. 

What our students say

“This programme encapsulates the best parts of healthcare with the best business has to offer. It is so diverse that by the end of the degree you can choose to go into healthcare management of a clinic or hospital, start or maintain your own business or even consult for businesses in the pharmaceutical and life sciences area. With that said, if you are sure the business of healthcare is what you are interested in, there is no better place to get your foundation than Imperial College Business School.”
Ashlyn Scott-Williams
MSc International Health Management 2021
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Career impact 

At Imperial College Business School, your career is our priority. We have a dedicated Careers team that is committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. With close links to industry and a busy calendar of events, workshops and personal development programmes, you will be prepared to enter a highly competitive recruitment market.

Employment outcomes below refer to the MSc International Health Management class of 2022.

“After graduating from Imperial, I will start my Doctor of Medicine degree in the United States. Imperial has helped me find my passion for research, innovation, and creativity in problem solving. After I finish my MD degree, I hope to influence healthcare policy and start my own business, something I didn’t think would be possible before this degree.”
Todd Brown
MSc International Health Management, class of 2021
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Frequently asked questions

All applications to our postgraduate programmes are made online – we do not accept paper applications. Please refer to the ‘How to apply’ section of each programme page to see what documents you are required to submit with your application and to view the selection process.

All of our programmes are academically rigorous and include a quantitative component so all candidates are expected to be familiar with a basic level of mathematics before the start of the programme. The quantitative experience statement provides an opportunity to demonstrate this to the selection committee.

In the quantitative experience statement, you need to list up to five of the most quantitative modules or elements of your studies to date. You should list the main topics of study (eg: algebra, probability etc) as well as the level of study (eg: high school, undergraduate degree, short course etc) as this will allow the selection committee to have an understanding of your quantitative experience to date.

Quantitative experience is a key selection criterion for our more quantitative programmes (MSc Finance, MSc Finance & Accounting, MSc Financial Technology, MSc Investment & Wealth Management, MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering, MSc Business Analytics, MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance and MSc Economics & Strategy for Business) so please be sure to check the entry requirements for your programme of interest to ensure your background is sufficiently quantitative. For other programmes, candidates are advised to review both the programme content and the pre-study modules to see what the numerical content of the programme includes before they submit an application.

You can apply to be considered for one programme each year. We will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.

While it is not compulsory to submit the results of an approved English language test with your application, it is strongly encouraged and will add weight to your application if you are able to show that you have met the language requirement prior to applying. You can find detailed information regarding the Business School’s language requirements and the tests that we accept here.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide the contact details of two referees. Your referees will be contacted by email once you have completed and submitted your application, and the email will contain instructions on how they can submit your reference via our application system.

Please ensure that each reference letter that is submitted has been sent from an academic or professional email address. We cannot accept references sent from personal email addresses, such as Gmail, Hotmail, 126, 163, Sina, QQ, and Yahoo.

Our electronic application service is provided by an external provider, so there may be a delay before the receipt of your references is confirmed on your student application account.

If you receive confirmation that your references have been received but this still isn’t confirmed on your account a week after receiving the confirmation, please contact the Central Admissions team at

Yes. As part of the selection process, shortlisted candidates for our MSc programmes will be invited to complete an interview. Interviews are conducted through Kira Talent, our video interview platform, which you can access online to record and submit your answers.

The interview process typically takes about 20 minutes and does not require extensive preparation. It aims to supplement your written application by providing a further opportunity for you to articulate your suitability for your MSc programme of choice through questions about your previous experience and future aspirations.

If you are invited to submit a video interview, you will be sent details of how to access and use the Kira Talent online interview platform.

Once you have created an account, you will be asked a series of questions, to which you can record your answers as short videos and submit them online.

Please make sure that the invitation doesn’t go to your junk mail by adding to your list of safe senders. You must complete your online interview by the deadline stated in the email. If the email has gone into a junk, spam, or clutter folder in your inbox, we will not be able to rearrange a new interview for you, and your application will be considered for withdrawal.

Please note: our video interviews are conducted via the Kira Talent platform. As Kira Talent is an independent third party service provider with their own terms and conditions of service and privacy policy, please familiarise yourself with these and ensure you are happy with them before proceeding to use the Kira service and platform.

For all MSc programmes, you can normally expect to receive a decision within 6-8 weeks of having submitted a complete application. Please keep in mind that during busy times and/or where documents are missing from an application, this time may increase.

When an offer is submitted by the Business School, the Central Admissions need to make a number of final checks before it can be formally approved. These may include an additional review of an applicant’s academic background or ensuring the references we have received are valid. Until you have received confirmation of the official offer via the College’s applicant portal, please do not arrange accommodation, book flights or decline any other offers you may be holding. The majority of offers are successfully approved by Central Admissions and you will be able to see full details of your offer conditions once your official offer has been confirmed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm when you will receive a decision on your application but we will be in touch via email as soon as there is an update. Please be aware that you do not need to provide any additional information unless you think that this will add significant weight to your application (e.g. updated transcripts, relevant internships, English language results).

Please email your programme admissions team if you would like feedback on your application. Please note that whilst limited feedback can be provided, the decision of the academic selectors is final and it will not be possible for your application to be reconsidered.

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