This one-year programme uniquely combines business-focused teaching and cutting-edge research to provide the essential management skills to springboard students into a management career in the global healthcare sector.
Learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research, to gain an overview of the UK health system and its application in a global context.
Putting theory into practice
Learn from real-life case studies how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.
Our dedicated careers service will help you present yourself with confidence to the worlds top employers.
The Imperial name will open doors for you across the world.
In order to master the challenges of management in the healthcare sector, it is important, firstly, to understand the general principles of management.
During the programme you will study eleven taught courses providing you with a solid knowledge base in each subject area. Initially the focus is on the principles of management, moving increasingly towards a focus on healthcare. In the summer term, you will consolidate and apply your understanding of the material so far, choosing specific aspects to pursue in greater depth.
The programme is paperless and uses state of the art teaching methods in order to provide students with a rich and interactive learning experience. All course materials will be delivered through a bespoke Virtual Learning Environment.
The MSc International Health Management is a one year, full-time intensive programme. The normal working week is Monday to Friday. Classes will be scheduled between 08.30 and 21.00 and students should expect to attend one evening class per week, and other optional activities such as guest lectures or alumni and careers events may be scheduled in the evening.
Autumn termOctober - December
Spring termJanuary March
Summer termApril - June
Summer projectsJune September
Youll be taught through a range of contexts lectures, syndicate discussions, group exercises and individual case studies and assessed through a combination of examinations, group presentations and coursework, which will incorporate individual projects and work in small groups.
Faculty and Research Interest
The Business School is home to a number of research centres, three of which are involved in the delivery of the Masters programmes in International Health Management. These three centres focus on Entrepreneurship, Health Management and Innovation Studies. Experienced researchers from inside and outside the School use the centres, providing a vibrant and cooperative environment for students and new researchers to develop their skills. The centres attract considerable external research funds and also have close research links with other parts of Imperial College.
Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
A good undergraduate degree from a recognised university preferably a UK 2.1 honours degree or above, (or international equivalent ) in medicine, health sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, engineering, informatics or another relevant discipline.Whilst there are no specific A Level criteria for admission to MSc International Health Management, you should be aware that many companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes. Therefore, we strongly recommend that when you are considering your career options, you research the entry requirements of any companies you are interested in working for.Career PlanningOne of the most important parts of our application form is the Career Questions section.Your answers should demonstrate well researched career goals, a clear understanding of the business sector and the skills that employers are looking for, such as teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and communication.You should also ensure that you list any relevant work experience or internships in the Industrial/Professional Experience section of the application form.English Language RequirementALL applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following standards:GCSE, GCE O Level English or equivalent at grade B or aboveIGCSE English as a First Language at grade B or above (only acceptable from students who do not require a visa to study in the UK)Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) at grade B or aboveIELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in all elementsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) English at grade 5 or above (either Subsidiary or Higher)Successful completion of the Business School's Pre-Sessional English CourseA full list of acceptable English language qualifications and our required scores can be found in the English language section of our FAQ pages.NoteOur English language requirements are applicable to Home, EU and Overseas students.IELTS scores will only be valid if they are less than two years old on the programme start date.You may submit your online application prior to receiving your IELTS scores.Our English language requirements are higher than the minimum standard set by Imperial College. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
Students normally obtain funding from the following sources;
UK residents requiring further additional information on financial assistanc e should visit this government website or call 0800 100 900. They offer options such as Professional and Career Development Loans.