Coventry University

Global Healthcare Management MSc

The Global Healthcare Management MSc course aims to build the leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within healthcare, social care, and third sector organisations.

This course aims to support the enhancement of your personal/professional knowledge, abilities to think creatively and apply entrepreneurial skills to deliver quality health and social care services and respond to the global health challenges now and in the future.

  • Develop a detailed understanding of leadership and management combined with examination of contemporary and global challenges within healthcare management.
  • This course features a range of current and management theories relevant to the health and social care sectors. In addition, it will also explore multi-cultural and international dimensions of healthcare management.
  • Provide you with an opportunity to undertake a Management Project module, developing a business case for a service improvement or enhancement which will help to develop relevant workplace skills and experience.


Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must normally be an Honours graduate of a clinical or health/social care related discipline with a 2:2 degree or above, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in an area related to the named award.
  • Applicants, whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5, with no component less than 6.0. Alternatively students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining the MSc course.

Career Prospects

On completion of the courses, some graduates have moved into a range of junior and middle management or clinical leadership roles in health, social care, or third sector settings, either by securing positions in the UK or returning to their home country. Some graduates have chosen to engage in further research-based study related to Leadership and Management in Health by securing a PhD studentship either at Coventry University or other UK-based universities.

Successfully completing a Global Healthcare Management MSc or Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience MSc is an excellent way to build leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within healthcare, social care and third sector organisations.

The learning and development demanded by both courses aims to give graduates the skills for senior level employment, be it related to a discrete service department or hospital unit, private or publicly funded hospital, service or healthcare company. It encourages students to develop the skillset for posts in, for example, local, regional, national or even international government policy-making bodies (for example Professional Bodies, Ministries of Health, World Health Organization).

Course Details

This course features a range of current and management theories relevant to the health and social care sectors. In addition, it will also explore multi-cultural and international dimensions of healthcare management. The course is designed to develop your entrepreneurial skills and offer support with seeking employment opportunities.

Specifically, the modules of study for all students on either the Global Healthcare Management course or the Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience course are as detailed under the year one – Module titles.

This course can be taken as either full-time in 1 year (across 3 semesters) or 20 months (across 5 semesters), online or on campus. Overseas students who travel to the UK to undertake the course must attend campus. For UK residents, the part-time 2-year course can be studied either on campus or at distance. The learning required of master’s students requires you to be mainly self-directed and independent in your study, supported through a variety of methods:

  • Online/ face-to-face blended teaching in which you engage with learning materials and activities hosted on the FutureLearn platform, further explored through either campus-based seminars (for those studying in the UK) or online (for those studying from their home country)
  • Individual or group supervision (campus-based or at distance)
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) hosting lecture notes and supportive material
  • Digitised reading materials, accessed through the university library

Year One

• Developing You as a Healthcare Leader
• Health Policy in Organisations and Systems
• Global Healthcare Challenges
• Global Healthcare Management Portfolio
• Leading in Complex Health Systems
• Using Evidence and Evaluation in Healthcare Systems
• Strategic Planning in Healthcare Systems
• Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing
• Transforming Healthcare Business Case Project

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