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MSc International Healthcare Management

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24 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Service Administration / Management Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course Summary


This 100% online and part-time specialist Masters will develop your skills in leadership, decision making and research, and teach you how to apply them in a wide range of local, national and international healthcare contexts. You will leave with the confidence to drive change within healthcare organisations.

Through this 100% online MSc International Healthcare Management, you will explore topics such as health economics, strategic management, financial decision making, which will provide you with crucial knowledge to succeed in a healthcare management or leadership position. You can tailor your course to your career goals or interests with optional modules and you will also undertake an individual dissertation towards the end of your studies on the topic of your choice within the subject.

Teaching methods

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.

We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:

assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year assessments
showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the virtual learning environment (VLE)
rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team

Assessment methods

All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to travel to external test centres or to sit exams! Instead, you will submit assignments through the VLE, such as written reports, discussion forum participation or reflective journal entries.

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Career prospects

This online Masters will help you progress your career to senior positions in the healthcare sector, within a hospital or other private or public organisation. You will also be equipped for roles within public and community health management, medical sales, outpatient care, public health, support services and the third sector.


Healthcare Management Dissertation - Core
Research Methods - Core
Healthcare Improvement
Social Marketing
Health Economics
Healthcare Leadership in Practice
Strategic Management in Healthcare
Financial Decision Making
Healthcare Management: Principle and Practices
Social, Political and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our MSc International Healthcare Management, which considers academic or work-based experience. Academic entry route - You must have the following qualifications as a minimum: an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification. Work experience entry route - You must meet the following criteria: at least 3 years’ experience in a relevant field, supported by appropriate references.

Department profile

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including...more