The programme

Programme content

In order to master the challenges of management in the healthcare sector, it is important to understand the general principles of management. This programme combines business-focused teaching and cutting-edge research and gives you the chance to learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research. This healthcare management programme is specifically designed to give you an overview of the UK health system and its application in a global context.

Students who study MSc International Health Management will learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of healthcare management research, to gain an overview of the UK healthcare system and its application in a global context. Imperial College London is a world-leading university in healthcare research and teaching, and studying here will open doors for you across the world.

The class contains a mix of recent graduates and experienced healthcare professionals from across the world, giving your experience a truly international perspective. Together, through a mixture of modules, applied modules and projects, you will learn how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice using real-life case studies.

Teaching during the coronavirus pandemic

Students currently studying the programme are doing so using our multi-mode teaching format, a unique blend of on-campus and online teaching that enables an interactive learning environment for all students. Find out more about multi-mode.

Programme structure

Pre-study modules

These online modules will give you basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

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Core modules

On this healthcare management programme, you will study eleven taught courses providing you with a solid knowledge base in each subject area. Initially, the focus is on the principles of management, moving increasingly towards a focus on healthcare.

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Summer projects

In the summer term, you will consolidate and apply your understanding of the material so far, choosing specific aspects to pursue in greater depth.

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

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Pre-study modules            
Core modules            

Faculty and Research Interest

The Business School is home to a number of research centres, three of which are involved in the delivery of the Masters programmes in International Health Management. These three centres focus on Entrepreneurship, Health Management and Innovation Studies. Experienced researchers from inside and outside the School use the centres, providing a vibrant and cooperative environment for students and new researchers to develop their skills. The centres attract considerable external research funds and also have close research links with other parts of Imperial College.

Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

MSc International Health Management was the perfect choice for me since it combines marketing, business strategy, and economics with an application into the healthcare industry. In addition, continuing my studies at Imperial gives me the chance to learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management and enables me to cultivate professional contacts.
MSc International Health Management 2020
Yu Tien Yeh, MSc International Health Management 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School