University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

International Health Management and Leadership

The programme is aimed at providing a high-quality postgraduate taught qualification in management and leadership for health care providers. In particular, the programme is suitable for: Mid-level public health officers seeking career progression or moving into leadership roles in government, NGO and multilateral organisations such as UNICEF, WHO, USAID, especially in low and middle income countries. Health practitioners taking up management roles in hospital or health departments. Managers of fast-growing health insurance and health maintenance organisations in low and middle income countries. Others from different disciplinary backgrounds switching career into health management and leadership.Clinical commissioning groups will also benefit.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or relevant professional qualification and experience. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to research methods; managing people in organisations; systematic approaches to evidence assessment; accounting and financial management; leading and managing health services; strategic management; foundations of leadership and teamwork; dissertation. Optional modules: health needs assessment, planning and evaluation; marketing of health care organisations; using policy to strengthen health systems.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and project work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
0114 222 5454