Research course

Global Healthcare Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The full-time and part-time routes are essentially designed to recruit a mix of international and UK graduates and those without any management experience, wishing to pursue leadership roles within health care, social care and third sector organisations.

Applicants enrol onto the MSc Global Health Care Management, full-time (12 months), full-time with professional experience (18 months) or part-time (24 months).
There are two points of entry in September and January, subject to demand and the following:
A 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject.
Applicant must provide a strong personal statement indicating their understanding of this subject, why they wish to study this course and how it will enhance their career development.
Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
Applicants, whose first language is not English must have an IELTS 6.5 overall with no component lower than 5.5 or an equivalent. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

The impetus for the MSc Global Healthcare Management programme stems from recognition, nationally and internationally, of the need to build leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within health care, social care and third sector organisations. Its rationale stems from the recognition, nationally and globally of the unique challenges and complexities that face the next generation of managers and leaders of health and social care systems across the world and the need to build leadership capability.

The MSc Global Healthcare Management programme has been carefully designed, drawing on the expertise of health, social care and leadership and management from within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health to enhance students’ personal/professional attributes, abilities to think creatively and apply entrepreneurial skills, in leading the delivery of quality health and social care services and responding to the global health challenges now and in the future. Interdisiciplinary learning is a feature of the programme with students studying alongside their peers on other MSc programmes delivered within the faculty.

The MSc Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience, is an extended full-time Masters programme with a substantive professional experience component. Within the professional experience modules, students have the option of undertaking an internship with an external organisation or, campus-based professional experience. Internships are subject to a competitive application and selection process. The host organisation may include the University.

Internships may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation. Students who do not wish to undertake an internship or are not successful in securing an internship will undertake campus-based professional experience, which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice.

Why choose this course?

Offered as a full-time or part-time programme with two points of entry, September 2016 and January 2017.

Opportunities for professional experience - a period of professional experience either as an internship with a host organisation or campus-based professional experience for students on the full-time Extended Masters (20 month) programme or voluntary work placements in a range of settings for students on the full-time Masters (12 month) programme

Learning and teaching will be facilitated by a team of highly qualified and academic staff from within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health who have relevant subject expertise in business, health and social care and management and leadership

Interprofessional learning across a range of modules, in which students will learn alongside their peers on other health and social care related MSc programmes in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.

As part of the programme, students will complete the Global Professional Development module which has been developed in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) affording students who meet the CMI evidence requirements a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership and a Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting. Successful completion of the module will also enable students to apply for Chartered Manager status via the qualified route.

What will I learn?

You will study a range of modules which provide a detailed understanding of leadership and management combined with examination of contemporary and global challenges within healthcare management.

The course will feature 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 programme will also develop students’ entrepreneurial skills and offer support with seeking employment opportunities.

Specifically, the modules of study for all students are:

  • Leadership and Management in Global Health
  • Globalisation and Health
  • Leadership, Service Improvement and Integrated Care
  • Leading in Complex Health Systems
  • Research, Methodology, Design and Methods
  • Policy, Politics and Transforming Practice
  • Global Professional Development

In addition, those students on the MSc Global Healthcare Management will undertake two non credit bearing modules, providing a substantive period of professional experience, either as an internship with a host organisation, which can include the university, or a campus-based professional experience.

Understanding gained from these modules will be demonstrated and applied in either the university-based Management Project (General) for those students on the full-time (12 month) and part-time (24 month) programmes or the Postgraduate Professional Experience Project for those students on the full-time (20 month programme).

You will experience learning with students from other Masters programmes within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, in addition to those specialising in Global Healthcare Management at different stages of your course.

You will be supported by a personal tutor throughout your studies and receive individual supervision whilst undertaking either the Management Project (General) or Postgraduate Internship Research Project.

As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module's content and benefits here.

How will this course be taught?

The full-time and part-time study modes of the programme are delivered through a series of face-to-face lectures and seminars for each module with the exception of the Management Project (General) or Postgraduate Internship Project for which you receive individual supervision. Lecture notes or supportive learning materials will normally be available to you on-line through the university’s module web.

This includes lecture capture technologies so that you can reflect on earlier learning and gradually develop a coherent and comprehensive knowledge of your subject. The university offers a range of e-resources to students with access to a significant collection of digitised reading resources, in addition to the well-stocked library.Your academic and personal tutor will meet with you to progress your learning throughout your studies.

All modules have an element of self-directed independent study.

Information for international students

Information for international students is available here.

Fees and funding

UK students
September 2017 start - £7,374 or £11,044 (with professional experience)
International students
September 2017 start - £12,656 or £15,156 (with professional experience)

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Unit
+44 (0) 24 7765 5388 / 5958