International Health Management
Attendance mode: Full-time
Start date: September or January
Faculty of Health Studies
The MSc in International Health Management is delivered both at the University of Bradford and at Dubai Knowledge Village.
The programme focuses on developing knowledge and critical understanding of the structure, organisation and sustainability of health systems internationally. It provides opportunities for multi-disciplinary learning with managers from a variety of international backgrounds.
The teaching and learning methods used in this programme include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, case studies featuring national and international examples, and use of a virtual learning environment. Individual tutorials will also be held either face-to-face with students, via the phone or internet.
In order to meet the learning outcomes of the programme, assessments require students to integrate theory and apply this to a consideration of health management practice internationally. Assessment methods consist of written assignments, presentations and a management project.
The Management Project module includes compulsory taught sessions and working with a supervisor from the tutorial team, on an individual tutorial basis, over a period normally between 3 to 6 months. The project will be based on a management opportunity or challenge from the student’s current or future workplace.
Please note, there will be no January 2018 intake in Dubai. Applications are welcome for September 2018.
- This course is also available in Dubai, where the teaching faculty are experienced health professionals and lecturers
- Meets the learning and development needs of managers and aspiring managers, within the context of increasing managerial demands, responsibilities and complexities
- Opportunities for multi disciplinary learning with managers from a variety of international backgrounds
- Focus on developing knowledge and critical understanding of the structure, organization and sustainability of health systems internationally
- Be working or aspire to work in an international health management setting
- Normally hold a first degree or equivalent professional qualification. However, applicants who do not possess this qualification, but have appropriate work experience may also be considered
English language requirements:
IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.
Find more information on our module descriptors page.
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
- Home/EU: £6,500
- International: £17,600
Dubai Based Programme
- Standard student fee: £13,650
- Dubai Health Authority fee: £13,020
Early payment discount for Dubai
Self-funded participants receive a 5% discount if the application is received by the 31 May (for September starts) and 31 October (for February starts).
Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.
Students applying to study a Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) module or programme, and who work for an approved provider in the Yorkshire and Humber region, may be able to access funding through Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Contract for the cost of their course fees. This funding is subject to availability.
Students who wish to apply for the above funding will need to provide a funding letter from their employer (on a letterhead) confirming their employment in that organisation and that their employer supports their studies.
Alternatively, please complete one of the funding forms attaching a compliment slip or stamp to verify employer support as part of the application process:
Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.
How do I find out more?
Steps to Postgraduate Study
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How to apply
The easiest way to apply is online.
- Apply for 2017/18 courses (September 2017 – July 2018 start dates)
- Apply for 2018/19 courses (September 2018 – July 2019 start dates)
This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.
If you are unable to apply online, please email email@example.com to request a paper application form.
We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:
- Degree certificates/transcripts
- Research proposal (if required)
- Two references (including one academic reference)
- Evidence of English language level (if required)
- A copy of your passport
Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.
You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.
If you applying from outside the UK and require additional support you may apply through your country representative.
They can help you at every stage and communicate with the University on your behalf. They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival to the UK such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.
Further information is available on our International Office website.
Download the programme specification for International Health Management
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.