Global Health Care Management MSc 2021/22 entry

Course code:

On campus - HLST274
Online - HLST281
HLST276 (with professional experience)

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time
20 months full-time with professional experience

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£10,400 | £15,450 (with professional experience)

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Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Course code:

On campus - HLST274
Online - HLST281
HLST276 (with professional experience)

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time
20 months full-time with professional experience

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Overview

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. It aims to support the enhancement of your 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. Interdisciplinary learning is a feature of this programme with students studying alongside their peers on other MSc programmes delivered within the faculty.

The MSc Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience (HLST276) is an extended full-time master’s with a substantive professional experience component. Within the professional experience modules, you will undertake an internship* with an external organisation or campus-based professional experience*.  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. If you do not wish to undertake an internship or are not successful in securing an internship, you will undertake a campus-based professional experience which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer you the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

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Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

The courses include the Professional Development module in Consultancy, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module, offering the opportunity to apply for Chartered Manager status.

Please visit the CMI website for full details on the CMI accreditation.

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to these modules, we will seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Management Institute

As part of the Global Healthcare Management course and Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience course you will undertake a Professional Development module (7052CRB Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing) which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the 2020-2021 intake. Upon successful completion of this module, you will gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice 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 (additional costs payable to the CMI apply).

Mock Operating Theatre

Mock Operating Theatre

Our Alison Gingell building includes a full-size mock operating theatre, containing scrub sinks and theatre lights. We also have a mock hospital ward so that we can study a complete patient pathway.

 

 

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Strength and Conditioning Suite

Our multi-purpose suite is equipped with multiple Olympic lifting platforms, a 20m gait analysis track, an anti-gravity treadmill and even a 3D motion capture system!

Study on Campus

If you choose to attend our campus study option*, you will have timetabled lectures, tutorials and seminars, which will take place face-to-face with other students on the course.

Study 100% online

You can choose to study remotely*. You will have timetabled classes, online tutorials and seminars, with all your learning activities available on-demand so that you can learn at the best time and location for you.

 

*On this course, you may be able to switch between studying on campus and studying online at certain points of the academic year, subject to availability. Request processes and restrictions apply. If you have commenced your studies online after having been refused a UK visa or had a request for sponsorship declined by Coventry University, you will not be eligible to switch between study modes.

Course information

Studied on campus or 100% online, you will have the chance to study a range of modules which provide you with an opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of leadership and management combined with examination of contemporary and global challenges within healthcare management.

In addition, those students on the MSc Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience course can 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*. Such internships may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation or university.

Both courses also provide you with an opportunity to undertake a Management Project module, developing a business case for a service improvement or enhancement which will help to develop relevant workplace skills and experience

You will also experience learning with students from other master’s 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 should be supported by a personal tutor throughout your studies and receive individual supervision whilst undertaking either the Management Project or Postgraduate Professional Experience Project (for those on the MSc with Professional Experience).

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student. 

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

The MSc Global Healthcare Management course and the Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience course each include the Professional Development module which are an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module. Please refer to the ‘Accreditation and Professional Recognition’ tab for more information.

These courses both 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 your entrepreneurial skills and offer support with seeking employment opportunities.

Specifically, the modules of study for all students on either the MSc Global Healthcare Management course or the Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience course are as detailed under the ‘Year One – Module titles.

Modules

  • Global Healthcare Management MSc full-time

    Semester 1:

    • Principles of Leadership and Management  
    • Policy, Politics and Transforming Practice
    • Globalisation and Health

     

    Semester 2:

    • Managing and Planning Resources in Healthcare Organisations
    • Evidence-based Practice and Research Principles
    • Leading in Complex Health Systems

     

    Semester 3:

    • Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing (CMI)*
    • Management Project (General)

  • Global Healthcare Management MSc part-time

    The content of the part-time programme is the same as the full-time programme above, however we may offer some flexibility in the number and timing of modules studied in any semester, subject to their availability and confirmation by the Course Director. The part-time programme normally incorporates the Management Project (General). The normal period for the part-time programme undertaken over six semesters will be 24 months and students are usually required to complete the programme in this time frame.

    Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please contact ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk for more information about studying this course part-time.

  • Global Healthcare Management MSc with Professional Experience

    Semester 1:

    • Principles of Leadership and Management
    • Policy, Politics and Transforming Practice
    • Globalisation and Health

    Semester 2:

    • Managing and Planning Resources in Healthcare Organisations
    • Evidence-based Practice and Research Principles
    • Leading in Complex Health Systems

     

    Semester 3:

    • Postgraduate Profesional Experience 1

    Semester 4:

    • Postgraduate Professional Experience 2

    Semester 5:

    • Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing*
    • Postgraduate Professional Experience Project

    * Please refer to the ‘Accreditation and Professional Recognition’ tab for further information

    We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use. 

In more detail...

The full-time and part-time on campus and online 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 online.

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.          

The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.  In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

 

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which may vary depending upon the module, but currently includes writing essays or reports and delivering verbal presentations. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On completion of the courses, some graduates have moved into a range of junior and middle management or clinical leadership roles in health, social care or third sector settings, either by securing positions in the UK or returning to their home country.  Some graduates have chosen to engage in further research-based study related to Leadership and Management in Health by securing a PhD studentship either at Coventry University or other UK-based university.

In a typical week you will be required to attend around 12 hours of teaching including lectures and seminars.

You will also be required to undertake reading and self-directed independent study to support your learning. 

 

Please note, contact hours may vary. As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Students of the programme are encouraged to enrol onto the Global Leaders Programme which offers opportunities to engage with short field trips abroad, along with access to university-based workshops and presentations, facilitated by industry experts and leaders. The Linguae Mundi programme provides opportunities to learn new languages, should they so wish, enhancing their employment opportunities across the world. The subject group have enabled students to attend international conferences and undertake field trips to Greece and Cyprus in recent years, gaining experience of other models of health care delivery and management of services.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

International experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


What our alumni/students say

“The exposure to different cultures, different experiences, different teaching styles and the enormous accessibility to educational resources remarkably empowered my personal attributes and helped me to understand myself more and grow better as a healthcare leader.”

Hazar Al Tamari, MSc Global Healthcare Management graduate (2020), quoted in 2020

Entry Requirements

The full-time route of both courses is 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), or part-time (24 months) OR the MSc Global Healthcare Management with professional experience full-time (20 months)

There may be three points of entry in September, January and May, subject to demand and the following:

  • Applicants must normally be an Honours graduate of a clinical or health/social care related discipline with a 2.2 degree or above, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in an area related to the named award.
  • Applicants 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 who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered, but their degree and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Course Director. 

The full-time route of both courses is 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), or part-time (24 months) OR the MSc Global Healthcare Management with professional experience full-time (20 months)

There may be three points of entry in September, January and May, subject to demand and the following:

  • Applicants must normally be an Honours graduate of a clinical or health/social care related discipline with a 2.2 degree or above, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in an area related to the named award.
  • Applicants 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 who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered, but their degree and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Course Director. 

English as a Foreign Language: HLST207 requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 6.
HLST208 requires IELTS of 7 overall with no component lower than 6.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

International Hub

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£10,400 | £15,450 (with professional experience) (per year)


January 2022

£10,400 | £15,450 (with professional experience) (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience) (per year)


January 2022

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience) (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

International Students

Disclaimer:

The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply for the first year of study. We will review our tuition fees each year.  For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Successfully completing a Global Healthcare Management MSc, or Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience MSc is an excellent way to build leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within healthcare, social care and third sector organisations.

The learning and development demanded by both courses aims to give graduates the skills for senior level employment, be it related to a discrete service department or hospital unit, private or publicly funded hospital, service or healthcare company. It encourages students to develop the skillset for posts in, for example, local, regional, national or even international government policy-making bodies (for example Professional Bodies, Ministries of Health, World Health Organization).

Opportunities within health-related industries - e.g. the pharmaceutical industry - may also be relevant for some graduates.

 

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.