2020 start
PG Certificate
PG Diploma

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.
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Course description

This is an online course for those who want to develop healthcare leadership and management skills.

The course focuses on the management challenges and practices that are unique to healthcare settings, making it ideal for those already working in healthcare management or those considering a career change into the sector.

This course will develop your understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods used in health-related research, organisational theory, management and practices within health systems. You’ll also explore healthcare management challenges, accounting and finance, operating environments, and how to be an effective leader of people.

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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

Examples include:

  • 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 years part-time

Entry requirements

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

English language requirements

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


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.