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A unique programme designed to prepare students for a management career in the global healthcare sector.

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2022
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
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Overview

Our MSc in International Health Management is a one-year, full-time programme that equips you with the essential skills needed to pursue a career in the global healthcare sector.

You will learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research and will gain an overview of the UK health system and its application in a global context. Students of this course are a mix of recent graduates and experienced healthcare professionals from across the world, giving you a truly international perspective.

The programme content reflects the contemporary and relevant management skills necessary for managing in turbulent environments and complex health systems, both in developing and developed countries.

There is a careful balance of teaching and learning, individual and group work. Case study methodology and class-based discussions are used to strengthen the conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills of the participants in real situations. There are also regular seminars by external expert speakers.

Study programme

Before the programme begins you are expected to complete a number of online pre-study modules. These modules are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered throughout the rest of the academic year.

You study a number of taught modules starting in the autumn term and continuing throughout the academic year. Initial, y the modules focus on the basic principles of management and move on to a focus on healthcare.

During the summer term, you will work on a number of projects to expand your practical experience and knowledge of working in the healthcare sector. You will also choose to complete either a Healthcare Report or the Personal Career Journey.

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to pursue roles with a range of health-focused organisations, including BUPA, the NHS and the World Health Organisation.

Find out more about MSc International Health Management

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.

Structure

This page reflects the latest version of the curriculum for this year of entry. However, this information is subject to change.

The curriculum of this programme is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for this year of entry.

We recommend you check this page before finalising your application and again before accepting your offer. We will update this page as soon as any changes are confirmed by the College.

Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about any changes made.

Page last reviewed on 25 October 2021.

Structure

Pre-study modules

  • Career and Professional Development
  • Foundations for Career Success
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Maths Primer
  • Study Skills

Core modules

  • Accounting
  • Business Strategy for Global Healthcare
  • Business Plan Competition
  • Contemporary Topics in Health Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Healthcare Marketing
  • Health and Environment
  • Health Economics
  • Health Management in Practice
  • Health Systems, Policy and Financing
  • Managing Change and Innovation in Healthcare
  • Organisational Behaviour

Optional Modules

You'll choose either a Personal Career Journey module or complete a Healthcare Report.

You'll also choose one of the modules below.

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

Project

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. You will complete:

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
  • Lectures
  • On-line discussion forums
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Pre-programme VLE modules
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case studies
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal presentations
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written examinations

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline such as medicine, health sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, informatics.

You are also required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the ICBS requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for Business School applicants.

Competence standards

Our competence standards highlight the core skills students should be able to demonstrate by the end of this course.

View Imperial College Business School's competence standards [pdf]

We believe in providing the widest practicable access to all of our degree programmes and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support your study. For more information, please contact the Department using the contact details below.

Imperial College Business School

T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

How to apply

How to apply

Making an application

Apply online

All applicants must apply online.

Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.

If you are applying to the Business School, you may only be considered for one programme per admissions cycle, with the exception of applicants to our Finance Master's programmes, who may select two programmes.

Application fee

If you are applying for a taught Master’s course, you will need to pay an application fee before submitting your application.

The fee applies per application and not per course:

  • £80 for taught Master's applications (excluding MBAs)
  • £135 for MBA applications

There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or research courses, such as PhDs and EngDs.

If you are facing financial hardship and are unable to pay the application fee, we encourage you to apply for our application fee waiver. 

Find out more about the application fee and waiver

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Further questions?

Find answers to your questions about admissions. Answers cover COVID-19, English language requirements, Visas and more.

Visit the FAQs

Tuition fees and funding

The fees for MSc International Health Management are the same for UK and international students.

Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.

For 2021-22 entry, the maximum amount is £11,570. The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Find out more about our scholarships to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

British Council scholarships for women in STEM

This course is eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, which Imperial is offering for the 2021/22 academic year. These are for women from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru or Venezuela who apply to one of our eligible STEM Master's courses. Find out more about this scholarship.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Further information

Business School

Got a question?

T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

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