Gain an in-depth understanding of global healthcare whilst learning and developing the skills to excel in leadership with our online MSc in International Healthcare Management. This globally-focused postgraduate programme will help you advance your career by exploring contemporary healthcare and business topics in our interactive online learning environment.
Healthcare is a subject area that affects everyone from all over the world, and this programme gives you a chance to delve into the worldwide management of this complex and vital field. Our MSc in International Healthcare Management* will build on your existing experience whilst enhancing your knowledge of the challenges faced by the industry and how to build a successful management and leadership within it. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to progress your career in a wide variety of healthcare and related organisations.
Developed and taught by subject experts, this programme will look into the complex healthcare management issues facing managers today and give you the ability to make decisions and implement change, whilst gaining an understanding and awareness of risks and how to evaluate alternative approaches. You will also learn to recognise and address ethical, social and political dilemmas, and how to apply ethical and organisational values to situations and choices.
There will also be the opportunity to develop a focused piece of independent research into a global healthcare management issue that is personal or of interest to you.
* The start date and details of this course are still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. If we need to make changes to this programme as part of the University of Essex validation process, we will communicate these to you at the earliest possible date.
Learning and assessment
Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.
All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.
All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.
Teaching methods and style
As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.
This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.
You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.
Our MSc International Healthcare Management course includes both compulsory and core modules.
We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the MSc International Healthcare Management is based on a combination of written coursework and work on a dissertation or individual project.
You are able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your Masters course. We achieve this by:
- showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
- the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
- assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams
- ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
- the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria
We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.
On successful completion of your MSc International Healthcare Management degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.
Achieving this MSc International Healthcare Management will demonstrate your knowledge and commitment to future employers. Whether you’re looking to advance your management role, or looking for a career change, this MSc will give you the skills you need to succeed in almost any organisation.
The wide range of international healthcare management skills that you’ll develop will be complemented by the transferable skills that you will also build upon throughout the course. These include, but are not limited to, critical thinking skills, research, strategy evaluation, communication and information collection skills.
The programme can lead to a career in hospital or healthcare management in a variety of public and private organisations around the world. Students may also progress into related fields such as public and community health management, medical sales or third sector organisations. outpatient care and public health, support service executives and many more roles in business and health.