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International Health Management and Leadership

School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

This programme provides a high-quality qualification in management and leadership for healthcare professionals.
Image of Katharine Palmer and Precious Ogbuji, postgraduate School of Health and Related Research students

Course description

This programme provides a high-quality qualification in management and leadership for health care professionals. In particular, the programme is suitable for:

  • Mid-level public health officers seeking career progression or moving into leadership roles in government, NGO and multilateral organisations such as UNICEF, WHO, USAID, especially in low and middle income countries.
  •  Health practitioners taking up management roles in hospital or health departments.
  • Managers of fast-growing health insurance and health maintenance organisations in low and middle income countries.
  • Others from different disciplinary backgrounds switching career into health management and leadership.

Clinical commissioning groups will also benefit.

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Core modules

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Managing  People in Organisations
  • Systematic Approaches to Evidence Assessment
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Leading and Managing Health Services
  • Strategic Management
  • Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Choices include:

  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Marketing of Health Care Organisations
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems


The course is taught entirely online. We usually place 2-3 weeks of material online at a time, to allow you to complete tasks at your own pace.


Assessment is by coursework and project work.


2-4 years part-time

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree or relevant professional qualification and experience.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 222 5454

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.