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International Health Management and Leadership

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

We tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges to improve the health and care of people across the globe.
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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.