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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

International Health Management

Gain in-demand skills to prepare for a management career in the global healthcare sector.

Help the healthcare sector thrive

Learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research

Gain in-demand skills to prepare for a management career in the global healthcare sector

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2023

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £34,400 Home

    • £34,400 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • First or 2.1 from a recognised university

View full entry requirements

Course overview

In order to master the challenges of management in the healthcare sector, it is important to understand the general principles of management.

Combining business-focused teaching and cutting-edge research, you'll learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research and gain an overview of the UK health system and its application in a global context. You'll also benefit from connections with experienced healthcare professionals within your class. 

Imperial College London is a world-leading university in healthcare research and teaching, and studying here will open doors for you across the world.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.



Before the programme begins you will be expected to complete some online pre-study modules which are delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s virtual learning environment.

These modules are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

You will study 12 taught modules across the year, starting with a focus on the principles of management and moving increasingly towards a focus on healthcare. In the summer term you will undertake applied modules, encouraging you to utilise the skills you have gained so far.

Electives are your opportunity to truly shape the programme to your own ambitions. You will choose one elective from the list, giving you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and expertise across the areas that will benefit your career.

Electives are shared across programmes, giving you the opportunity to expand your network and learn from those with different expertise, experience, and perspectives. A peer-to-peer learning opportunity, electives are cited as a rewarding experience by students across all programmes.

  • Family Business
  • Global Health Immersion
  • Leading Social Innovation
  • Project Management

During the summer term, you will have the option to either work on a Healthcare Sector Project or undertake a Work Placement to expand your practical experience and knowledge of working in the healthcare sector.

  • Healthcare Report or Personal Career Journey
  • Healthcare Sector Project or Work Placement

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.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations
  • Presentations and seminars
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical classes and fieldwork
  • Work placement opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case studies
  • Person completing coursework
    Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal presentations
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.
  • Papers from a written report
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle. If you are applying for a Finance Master's, we will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.

Tuition fees

2023 entry

2023 entry


Your future career

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Get the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an international health management career.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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Consulting, healthcare and technology are just some of your options.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications