Global Healthcare Management MSc

 

Course Code

On campus - HLST274, HLST276 (with professional experience); Online - HLST281, HLST283 (with professional experience)

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)
100% online study

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time
Online/Blended

Duration

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

Start date

January 2023
May 2023


Course overview

Study level: Postgraduate

The Global Healthcare Management MSc course aims to build the leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within healthcare, social care, and third sector organisations.

This course aims to support the enhancement of your personal/professional knowledge, abilities to think creatively and apply entrepreneurial skills to deliver quality health and social care services and respond to the global health challenges now and in the future.

  • Develop a detailed understanding of leadership and management combined with examination of contemporary and global challenges within healthcare management.
  • This course features 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.
  • 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.
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Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • The Global Healthcare Management MSc is offered as a full-time or part-time programme with three points of entry - January, May and September, dependent upon demand.
  • Students studying on the full-time (5 semesters) Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience MSc course must, within the professional experience modules, undertake an internship2 with a host organisation (which may include Coventry University) or, alternatively, campus-based professional experience. Please note, this version of the course is not available to those students studying on a part-time basis.
  • You will be supported by an academic and personal tutor throughout your studies and receive individual or group supervision whilst undertaking the Transforming Healthcare Business Case Project
  • The Global Healthcare Management MSc and Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience MSc each include the Professional Development module, in which you could get the opportunity to work alongside postgraduate students from a range of disciplines and professions, studying courses across different facilities, with the potential to provide rich learning experiences and networking opportunities.
  • Learning and teaching will be facilitated by a team of highly qualified and academic staff from within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health with a range of professional backgrounds who currently have relevant subject and global expertise in business, health and social care, management and leadership (staff may be subject to change).

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 Transforming Healthcare Business Case Project. 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.

The course with professional experience is also the same as the standard full-time programme, just with professional experience included to extend the course to 20 months.

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

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

The MSc courses include a 10-credit module accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Leading and Creating Organisational Health and Wellbeing. Students who successfully complete the module and meet the CMI learning outcomes will gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.



What you'll study

This course features 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 course is designed to develop your entrepreneurial skills and offer support with seeking employment opportunities.

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

Modules

  • This module offers you the opportunity to critically evaluate theoretical principles of leadership which can then be applied to your current or future practice. The module covers leadership, personal effectiveness, management of people and teamworking alongside exploring the current literature on leadership. The module offers you the opportunity to develop your reflective skills, enabling you to reflect on your own qualities as an emergent leader and to consider how to develop yourself for their future practice. The overall aim of the module is to develop leaders with the confidence and skills, enabling you to become competent and reflective in your future leadership roles.

    Compulsory

  • The module critically considers the relationship between the political process; the development of health policies; and the implementation of service changes locally resulting from national and international policy drivers. You will explore the key actors and organisations in the development and implementation of global, transnational, national and local health policies and consider the drivers for health policy. You will consider the ways in which healthcare leaders communicate and market polices, how equity, equality and efficiency are incorporated into policy design, and how the effectiveness of policies are measured.

    Compulsory

  • This module develops your critical and conceptual understanding of global health issues associated with globalisation process and global change. While taking part in this module, you will develop skills for interpreting the drivers and different forms of globalisation to understand their impact on health systems ability to prevent the emergence and spread of communicable and non-communicable diseases. It prepares you to critically analyse the challenges facing not just governmental health agents, but national, regional and international partnerships coming together in order to build and manage strong health systems and healthy populations.

    Compulsory

  • The Global Healthcare Management Portfolio has two functions; to showcase achievement across the course with evidence of study output, and to enable you to critically reflect on individual learning and development as you progress with your studies.

    Alongside the presentation of material, you will maintain a journal or blog, enabling you to critically reflect on your study journey. Over the progress of the course, this will provide you with valuable information to link theory and practice, integrating learning and experience. Crucially, it provides a link between all of the taught modules, following key course themes and presenting a complete overview of Global Health Management.

    For those of you who enrol on the Professional Experience2 element, the portfolio will become your ongoing record of achievement and self-evaluation against your agreed personal development goals. The portfolio is a portable, flexible resource that can demonstrate your employability skills in leadership and management, as a curated collection of evidence and a log of professional achievement.

    Compulsory

  • This module will enable you to demonstrate a critical understanding of the complexity of health systems, stakeholders and the impact of culture, values on and within health and social care organisations and global health systems. It will consider management concepts, theories, models and tools, and your critical application to healthcare organisations in global contexts and seek to understand the challenges of leading and managing complex systems, stakeholders and services and a highly professionalised workforce. You will use this understanding to critically evaluate the impact on systems and organisations delivering services to patients and service users.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to support you to think analytically and build key study skills. This will enable you to cognitively engage with the complexities of evidence and consider critically how literature can be assessed, rigorously analysed and used in combination to enable understanding. This critical understanding will allow you to develop a set of high-level skills and the confidence to deploy them in both an academic and work context to make informed decisions across a gamut of global, local and professional settings.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to support the development of the advanced skills and knowledge of strategic planning to support decision making across healthcare systems and within healthcare organisations. You will critically examine qualitative and quantitative approaches to decision-making, the application of financial management to support the implementation of strategic plans including how to make the case for change in health systems. You will critically analyse how to ensure effective workforce planning in healthcare and how to transform and development the current healthcare workforce. You will also explore the leadership approaches to recruiting and retaining talent in healthcare systems.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with a framework of knowledge and understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people in organisations for better health and wellbeing using a range of approaches whatever the master’s degree of specialisation you elect to follow. You will explore for example, the influence and impact of leadership theories, culture and the impact of health and wellbeing on organisational performance in different types of organisational scenarios. You will appraise contemporary approaches for the creation of healthy work systems with emphasis placed upon modern-day methods and the role and skills of leaders in coaching and mentoring.

    Ultimately, you will be given the opportunity to propose a series of recommendations to create and sustain a positive culture of health and wellbeing within an organisational context. Finally, the module requires you to reflect critically on your personal learning and development needs and how they work with others, from an ethical and professional standpoint to encourage your continuing professional development. The question key to this module is: What effective strategies can I utilise to promote an inclusive and healthy work culture to raise and sustain employee performance levels in a range of contemporary organisations?

    Compulsory

  • The module is the culmination of the course and enables you to bring together your learning into one independent self-directed project. You will gain support through supervision with an allocated tutor, offering guidance on the focus of the healthcare management problem or issue and advice on all stages in the development and design of the proposed transformation business case. Peer-to-peer mentoring will be a key feature of the module. The project will take the form of a business case proposal, seeking to gain first stage approval for implementation from a virtual Health Executive Board. The proposal will demonstrate an analysis of an important health management problem or issue affecting service delivery, appraise the evidence for different options, undertake a quality impact assessment, proposing a realistic and viable service redesign initiative or innovation. The aim of the business case proposal will be to transform the delivery of an aspect of health care that benefits the welfare of service users and/or employees.

    Compulsory

* Teaching and Learning related to the Global Healthcare Management Portfolio is undertaken across the course, assessment undertaken in modules in each semester contribute to the final assessment, undertaken in semester 3.

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.


How you'll learn

This course can be taken as either full-time in 1 year (across 3 semesters) or 20 months (across 5 semesters), online or on campus. Overseas students who travel to the UK to undertake the course must attend campus. For UK residents, the part-time 2-year course can be studied either on campus or at distance. The learning required of master’s students requires you to be mainly self-directed and independent in your study, supported through a variety of methods:

  • Online/ face-to-face blended teaching in which you engage with learning materials and activities hosted on the FutureLearn platform, further explored through either campus-based seminars (for those studying in the UK) or online (for those studying from their home country)
  • Individual or group supervision (campus-based or at distance)
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) hosting lecture notes and supportive material
  • Digitised reading materials, accessed through the university library

Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Request further information about part-time study.


Teaching contact hours

In a typical week you will be required to engage with around 12 hours of blended or online teaching, including seminars, workshops and tutorials. Master’s students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the seminars and workshops that they are timetabled for, which will usually include some groupwork activities enabling you to fully engage in discussion and debate with each other to facilitate your learning. There is a strong link between students who undertake reading and self-directed independent study outside the formal teaching sessions and their achievement on the course.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 36 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

In semester 1, weekly support sessions are timetabled alongside module teaching to facilitate students’ development of key study skills to foster positive learning experiences and successful achievement of coursework assignments.
The Transforming Healthcare Business Case Project requires students to work closely with an academic tutor across the final semester, either in 1:1 or group tutorials in the development of the coursework.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.
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.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2022/2023 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 at distance, our key priority is the health and safety of students and staff.


Assessment


This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Written assignments such as essays
  • Written reflections and Personal Development Plans
  • Business case reports
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Social media postings
  • Posters
  • Portfolio

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.


International experience opportunities

The subject group has enabled students to attend international conferences and undertake field trips to Greece and Cyprus in recent years, gaining experience of other models of healthcare delivery and management of services2.

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
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Entry requirements

Applicants enrol onto the Global Healthcare Management MSc full-time (12 months), or part-time (24 months) OR the Global Healthcare Management MSc with professional experience full-time (20 months).

There may be three points of entry in September, January and May, subject to demand.
All applicants must demonstrate some recent postgraduate healthcare sector work experience and provide a clear rationale for undertaking the MSc with professional experience.

Specific entry criteria for the Global Healthcare Management MSc full-time or part-time course are:

  • 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, whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5, with no component less than 6.0. Alternatively students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining the MSc course.

Specific entry criteria for the Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience MSc full time course are:

  • Applicants must normally be an Honours graduate of a clinical or health/social care related discipline with a 2:1 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, whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 7.0, with no components less than 6.5.
  • To secure a professional experience opportunity or internship with an external organisation, applicants must meet the internship requirements, normally assessed by a formal application and interview2.
  • 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.

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Applicants enrol onto the Global Healthcare Management MSc full-time (12 months), or part-time (24 months) OR the Global Healthcare Management MSc with professional experience full-time (20 months).

There may be three points of entry in September, January and May, subject to demand.
All applicants must demonstrate some recent postgraduate healthcare sector work experience and provide a clear rationale for undertaking the MSc with professional experience.

Specific entry criteria for the Global Healthcare Management MSc full-time or part-time course are:

  • 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, whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5, with no component less than 6.0. Alternatively students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining the MSc course.

Specific entry criteria for the Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience MSc full time course are:

  • Applicants must normally be an Honours graduate of a clinical or health/social care related discipline with a 2:1 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, whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 7.0, with no components less than 6.5.
  • To secure a professional experience opportunity or internship with an external organisation, applicants must meet the internship requirements, normally assessed by a formal application and interview2.
  • 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.

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • Global Healthcare Management MSc full-time or part-time course IELTS: 6.5, with no components less than 6.0. Alternatively students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining the MSc course.
  • Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience MSc full time course IELTS: 7.0, with no components less than 6.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £10,600 | £19,350 (with prof. experience) in total Request fee information
International £16,950 | £19,350 (with prof. experience) per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.


Facilities

As part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, those that take this course on-campus will do so at our Coventry University main campus, which has access to the state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building which features a number of innovative classrooms and facilities4.

Our multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building features a range of mock healthcare settings, including hospital wards, ambulance, therapy suites and community houses. Allowing you to replicate real-life simulations.

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Alison Gingell Building

Get hands-on experience simulating real-life situations with our therapy suites, community houses and other real-life environments.

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Mock Hospital Wards

Our mock hospital wards and critical care settings give you the chance to experience patient scenarios in a real-world environment.

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Community Houses

Our two full-size community homes can be used for sessions simulating working with patients outside of a hospital setting.


Careers and opportunities

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 universities.

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.


How to apply

  • 1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home Students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University 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.

    For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Student Contract

    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 2022/23 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.

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