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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Global Health Management

Empowering future leaders and critical thinkers to tackle global health challenges

Pushing traditional boundaries to transform the future of health and the healthcare ecosystem

Integrating technology with innovation to help the next generation of healthcare leaders thrive

Explore the complexities of health policy-making which affect healthcare systems around the world

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £37,000 Home

    • £37,000 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First or 2:1 in any discipline

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Gain new skills as a future leader to set the agenda and take on challenging global roles in the health and healthcare ecosystem, whether in private industry, government, international organisations, or health service providers.

Due to the complex and fast-evolving nature of the determinants of health and associated global challenges, our MSc Global Health Management (previously MSc International Health Management) adopts an interdisciplinary approach for 2024, going beyond traditional training on healthcare management.

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 health and healthcare.


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.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

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 6 core modules across the year (September to July), starting with a focus on health and leadership specific modules common to all concentrations. You will them move onto further core training in your chosen concentration.

  • Behavioural Science in Health 
  • Contemporary Topics in Health Policy 
  • Commercial Determinants of Health and Health Policy 
  • Health Economics
  • Health Systems, Policy and Financing 
  • LEADS for Health

When you apply for the programme, you will choose one of our three concentrations: Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Economics & Data Science.

You will choose a total of 4 electives from a diverse range of modules, running April-August. Through the electives you will be exposed to experiential learning as well as expertise from faculty across the Business School, Imperial College London, the Dyson School of Engineering, Imperial X and the School of Public Health.

Our experiential elective modules include the Global Health Immersion, and a choice of either the Healthcare Sector Project or a Work Placement. 

  • Healthcare Sector Project (Management)
  • Healthcare Sector Project (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
  • Healthcare Sector Project (Economics & Data Science)
  • Work placement
  • Global Health Immersion

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.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee

2024 entry


How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Get the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an global 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