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Health Management  MSc

Overview

The MSc Health Management course provides international strategic insights, critical management perspectives and integrative thinking for leading innovation and change in global healthcare and business.

This postgraduate course brings the latest academic thinking and business strategies into healthcare practice for healthcare managers and leaders to transform business models and health systems; encourage organisational renewal, collaboration and learning; and create value, redesign service delivery and care pathways to achieve strategic goals and generate system efficiencies.

Why study Health Management at City?

City's Health Management MSc course is tailored to respond to the challenges and issues faced by managers and leaders in health systems worldwide. It combines academic rigour, current theoretical models and professional experience. Unlike courses that focus on managing technical systems and functions we emphasise integrative thinking, management of people, cultures and meanings, which are highly relevant in the professional settings of healthcare.

Learning is experiential and interactive and emphasises the application of management concepts in healthcare practice. Case studies emphasising innovative solutions for healthcare organisations are used in learning and we regularly welcome experts and practitioners as guest speakers.

Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available for international students for academic and clinical excellence as well as for exceptional innovation in enterprise. Please see the 'Fees & Funding' tab for more information.

Download the MSc Health Management course outline

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should hold an upper second class degree in any discipline or the equivalent from an international institution.


For applicants with relevant experience in healthcare with clinical qualifications and membership of professional bodies a lower second class degree may be accepted.

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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £13,000
  • Part-time EU: £6,500 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £18,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £9,000 per year
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Start Date:

There are two intakes each academic year - January and September.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should hold an upper second class degree in any discipline or the equivalent from an international institution. For applicants with relevant experience in healthcare with clinical qualifications and membership of professional bodies a lower second class degree may be accepted.
  • Relevant employment experience or an indication of aptitude for health management are taken into consideration. Clinical qualifications and membership of professional bodies are also taken into consideration.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities.  Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree, if you are offered a place on this course.

If you have any queries regarding international qualifications, please email international@city.ac.uk for assistance.

English Requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each category.

Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study
Pre-sessional English

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.  

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

When and Where

Start Date:
There are two intakes each academic year - January and September.
Duration:

Details of the programme schedule and teaching arrangements are included in the downloadable file 'The MHM Experience'.

Course Content

Length of course

The normal period of registration to complete a Masters degree is one year for full-time students or two years for part-time students.

Please note that fees are subject to annual increases.

Course outline

The MSc Health Management course emphasises integrative thinking combining intuition, analytic reason and imagination and transformational leadership capabilities. It develops key competences and capabilities, drawing on diverse organisational and management perspectives.

Graduates develop the capacity to work effectively with others within organisations and across health systems, to think broadly and deeply about challenges in healthcare, and to reflect critically on one's own leadership style, the performance of others, and the influence of international global healthcare contexts.

Course Structure

Core modules include:

Optional modules include:

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching emphasises original and critical application of knowledge and integrative management thinking. The experiential and interactive approach emphasises application of management concepts in healthcare practice. Managers learn by reflecting on their own experiences, consulting and sharing with others and creating innovative solutions for healthcare organisations.


As you would expect in an experiential and integrative programme there is a wide range of creative assessment opportunities to experience professional behaviours and thinking in practice.

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £13,000
  • Part-time EU: £6,500 per year
  • Full-time Non EU: £18,000
  • Part-time Non EU: £9,000 per year

Length of course:

The normal period of registration to complete a Masters degree is one year for full-time students or two years for part-time students.

Please note that fees are subject to annual increases.

Deposit:

Please note a non-refundable deposit of £500 is required when accepting your offer in order to secure your place.

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Scholarships

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January:

Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.

Career Prospects

MSc Health Management graduates work globally across many sectors as highly regarded managers and leaders in healthcare often with dual clinical and management responsibilities. These include:

  • care providers
  • NGOs and social enterprises
  • private enterprise
  • health insurance
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • medical devices and biotechnologies
  • health policy and regulatory organisations
  • health management consultancy.

The Health Management Masters course is suitable for clinicians and managers with positions of responsibility in healthcare wishing to take their careers to the next level and for graduates with health-related or business degrees preparing for careers in global healthcare.

Read the 2013-14 Masters of Health Management Graduate Destinations Report.

About the School and Department

School of Health Sciences