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Health Management

MSc |
City’s MSc Health management provides business skills for managers and leaders in healthcare, pharma, and management consultancy; this course has an international and cross-sector outlook.

Key Information

Start date

January 2017


Full-time: one year. Part-time: two years

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

See more about duration


Full-time: £13,000

Part-time: £6,500 per year


Full-time: £18,000

Part-time: £9,000 per year

Application period

Until 30th November 2016 for January 2017 entry

Who is it for?

The course is for high potential managers for international business and leadership roles. It is for those with a hands-on approach, wanting to learn intensively and gain global perspectives, and cross-sector knowledge. The client-facing side of the programme is particularly relevant for those wanting to engage with real business challenges, influence career direction and boost their management profile.


The MSc in Health Management provides strategic insights and business skills for those working across the worldwide health sector. The focus is on innovation and implementation with client-facing learning emphasising forward thinking.

Learning on the course is interactive, developing student’s business awareness, leadership and management capabilities; skills in project management and working in multi-disciplinary teams.

Throughout the course students engage in client-facing activities applying taught health management skills in management consultancy, internships, technology transfer and commercialisation projects.

Practical and relevant industry discussions are born from an international student body, working across different management and professional backgrounds, alongside speakers from the professional and scientific communities who promote practical industry relevant discussion and insights.

The course aims to enable students to engage in cross-sector and multi-disciplinary working, improve their team working abilities and client facing skills to achieve careers at the highest level within the international health sector.

Requirements and 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 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.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELT s 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 six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

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

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Three decades developing leaders in international health management.
Client facing
Management consultancy, technology transfer and commercialisation projects, internships.
Average salary on completion of the course (SHS Destinations Report Summer 2015).


Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

More about funding

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.


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

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.


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.


The MSc Health Management includes placements, projects, and internship opportunities.

Health management consultancy is a placement that is part of the academic requirement of the course. Consultancies address a wide range of issues: strategy development, operational efficiency, new technologies and business start-ups. Consultancy teams are directed by the client, and facilitated and supported by the MHM academic team.

Technology transfer and marketisation projects provide opportunities for training and mentoring in commercialisation, on-the-job learning in multi-disciplinary teams and in some cases the opportunity to join a start-up management team.

Internship opportunities are available through the MHM Intern Development Programme. This offers opportunities with some of the most influential healthcare organisations in London. Internships are three-month periods of work experience, and opportunities to leverage career experience and direction. These are in the winter and spring semesters, as the health management consultancy placement is completed in the summer semester.

Academic facilities


The MSc Health Management is based in City’s Franklin Building close to the City of London, the School of Health Sciences, and Cass Business School.

As an international city and global health centre, London is an outstanding location for health management studies. Major international corporations are headquartered in London, as well as healthcare think tanks, and policy institutes. It is the centre of the national health service (NHS) for England, and the largest strategic health authority in the United Kingdom. This reflects in the range of placements, projects, and internships available on the course.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.

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Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Teaching and learning

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.


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.

Core modules

  • Strategic Management in Healthcare Strategic thinking is foremost for leaders to plan long term goals, and align resources with activities.
    >>Read the full specifications for this module
  • Health Innovation and Change Organisation leadership translates innovation and change into action, and transforms organisational cultures.
    >>Read the full specifications for this module
  • Management and Leadership in Healthcare Leadership is key to fostering innovation, facilitating change and achieving results in complex and competitive circumstances.
    >>Read the full specifications for this module
  • Finance and Enterprise Performance Commercial awareness is integral to strategic planning, decision-making, and managing enterprise performance.
  • Economic Evaluation and Pharma Resourcing decisions for new medical and technology developments need to demonstrate measurable cost and quality outcomes.
  • Health Management Consultancy Client-facing skills in management consultancy demonstrate competence and professional application.
  • Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis Evaluating performance with statistics and interviews is the foundation for quality improvement, and organisation development.
    >>Read the full specifications for this module
  • Student
    On the health management consultancy project at Great Ormond Street Hospital we worked closely with the Chief Operating Officer, and multi-disciplinary stakeholders. The experience really made a difference for my next career move.

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.

91.6% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15

Application Deadline

30th November 2016 for January 2017 entry

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