MSc 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.

I love the University and Sheffield as a city. I did my undergraduate degree here and didn’t want to leave. Whilst what I learnt was related to public health, such as disease outbreak management, the problem solving skills can be applied to other areas in the future.”

Harriet Fidler, Postgraudate student in the School of Health and Related Research

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

The programme is aimed at providing a high-quality postgraduate taught qualification in management and leadership for health care providers. 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.

Katharine Palmer

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

Examples of optional modules

Choices include:

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

Teaching and assessment

The course is taught completely online. To get the most out of it, you do have to keep up with the overall timetable. But you’re free to study when it suits you, so you can fit the course around your other commitments.

Assessment is by coursework and project work.

Course duration

2–4 years part-time (online)

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

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

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Teaching Support Unit
E: scharrtu@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)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.