MSc Global Health Management

Global Health Management



Study level
Full time
1 year
Part time
1 year+
Faculty of Business

Course Overview

Arden’s MSc Global Health Management will equip you with the technical, managerial and leadership skills needed to work in health management from a global perspective. Examining today’s most pressing healthcare management issues which transcend national boundaries, the course places emphasis on providing you with the latest skills in digital literacy and data analysis at use in global health management in the prevention of disease in global populations and the promotion of health and health equity among nations. 

Contemporary in its structure and with a delivery method that you’ll find highly flexible, the course has been developed in close collaboration with leading public health employers and industry advisory groups. You’ll be exposed to a number of innovative teaching approaches and assessment methods which have been brought together to support the development of your knowledge and abilities in global health management, helping you graduate with the specialised skills necessary for a successful career in the global health sector. 

This global health management master’s course also prepares you for the digital and data driven world of modern global health management. You’ll also explore and become proficient in a wide range of digital technologies such as SPSS, NVIVO, Stata, Gorilla, and more. This gives you the opportunity to learn about virtual simulations and technologies used to predict, model, and plan for future infectious and non-infectious disease outbreaks on a global scale, as well as how to respond to real life challenges that may arise in your future career as a global healthcare manager or leader. 

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Professional accreditation
This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and is in the process of gaining validation from APHEA.

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Course details and modules

You will study seven core modules and choose one optional ‘elective’ module from a possible four options. This gives you the opportunity to adapt your course syllabus to match your career interests and support your future employability prospects. 

Given the quantitative nature of some modules on the MSc Global Health Management, an introductory mathematics and statistics module is available to students who need extra support with their numeracy skills at the beginning of the course. Please make an enquiry for more details. 

Helen Okpoh

Delivering my face-to-face care to my patients with the knowledge of what I have actually learnt recently helps me a lot to be more confident.

Helen Okpoh
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management


  • Health Policy (20 credits)
  • Epidemiology (20 credits)
  • Leading Health Projects (20 credits)
  • Designing Global Health Research (20 credits)
  • Health Services Management (20 credits)
  • Risk Communication and Management (20 credits)
  • Industry-based Project (40 credits)
  • Global Burden of Disease (20 credits)
  • Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health Management(20 credits)
  • Risk Planning in Preventive Health (20 credits)
  • Evidence-based Infectious Disease Modelling (20 credits)

How do we assess you?

The aim of the assessments you will undertake is to encourage you to confidently apply the knowledge and skills gained in each module in the context of a ‘real world’ global health practice scenario. The following assessment types are used at various stages of the course:

  • Case studies
  • Health journal article and report writing 
  • Drafting policy briefs and media reviews and updates
  • Creating a digital health service management portfolio
  • Epidemic risk scenario planning
  • Interactive individual presentation
  • Digital poster presentation

Additionally, the MSc Global Health Management culminates with the submission of an Industry-based Project, which should bring together the knowledge, skills, and attributes you have gained across all of your course modules. This project is an independent piece of work focused on a current theme in global health practice, which will help you look deeper into your current or future work interests. If you are already working in the health management sector, you will be encouraged to identify a situation that is ‘live’ in your current workplace and work through it in a simulated environment with the support of our academic team.

Study options

This course is currently available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere worldwide.
Oscar Bustillo

I have enjoyed doing my master’s here because it’s not like a traditional university where you sit in a classroom and a lecturer talks and you write down everything. I like that when we come here there’s actually a discussion and we do a lot of analysis.

Oscar Bustillo
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying your MSc Global Health Management with Arden gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of your home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us). ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have your Kindle handy.

The learning methods employed on our MSc Global Health Management also make use of real-world case studies, practice learning, webinars, the latest software applications being put to use in the global health management sector, and industry guest speakers.
Studying online with Arden University doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.


To be eligible for the MSc Global Health Management, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK bachelor’s degree or equivalent at 2:2 level in any recognised health and social care or related discipline.  
  • Individuals who have HND/HNC/Dip HE, with three to four years strong professional work experience with evidence of managerial/supervisory responsibilities are also encouraged to apply

We also consider applications from candidates who lack formal qualifications but possess at least five years of relevant managerial experience in any discipline. 

English proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English, such as a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English, can be accepted.

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide the above evidence of English proficiency. More information can be found here.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Dr Stephanie West

Stephanie West joined Arden University in November 2020 as Head of the School of Health and Care Management. In addition to her wealth of healthcare industry experience, Stephanie has held a number of Senior Academic and Leadership positions in Health, Social Care and Applied Science faculties at a variety of universities across the UK. Stephanie will provide leadership to the School of Healthcare Management, ensuring that it delivers high quality academic provision and student satisfaction across all courses.

Dr Stephanie West
Head of School - Health and Care Management

Career prospects

This MSc Global Health Management programme will prepare you for a career in the global health management sector by giving you a broad understanding of contemporary issues at stake in current practice, with a particular focus on the latest digital and analytical skills sought at use in the sector. 

What will I gain from this degree?

The MSc Global Health Management course has been designed in collaboration with leading employers to ensure you gain the most important skills needed to develop a rewarding and valuable career, including the latest digital abilities in healthcare data analytics and global health management. This means you’ll be ready to take on senior managerial or leadership roles with confidence after graduation. Whilst studying this course, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of global health management and the impact of policy directives on universal health coverage and global efforts to control and manage communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • Gain an appreciation of emerging concepts, frameworks, issues, and challenges in global health practice and how these are impacted by political, economic, social-cultural and environmental factors situated in local, national, and transnational experiences of populations. 
  • Develop a holistic understanding of key concepts, trends, and determinants of global public health that have an impact on local, national, and international health priorities.
  • Be exposed to the often complex and interwoven socio-demographic factors that drive health disparities between countries, regions, populations, and sub-populations.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the analytical skills required to evaluate key global health policy directives that set the agenda for universal health outcomes and initiatives to control and manage communicable and non-communicable diseases. 
  • Appreciate the nature and impact of multi-sectoral global collaborations in addressing pandemics and global health challenges that impact on the social, economic, and environmental landscape of national and transnational populations.
  • Develop the requisite analytical knowledge and skills for interpreting global public health datasets and use appropriate software to apply these in supporting context-specific health interventions.

What can I do after Arden University?

Global health professionals work to ensure the safety of vulnerable populations and improve the health and wellbeing of communities through diagnosing, monitoring, and evaluating healthcare systems, whilst also shaping and making policies and working in research and education. You’ll graduate with the skills needed to work with a huge diversity of individuals in a range of roles including:

  • Policy Analyst
  • Programme Manager
  • Global Health Consultant
  • Epidemiologist
  • Global Health Educator
  • Global Health Worker
  • Work with national leaders
  • Work with non-governmental organisations and well known national and international charities

You will also develop cultural competencies and other graduate attributes necessary for working with organisations such as:

  • The World Health Organization (WHO)
  • The Gates Foundation 
  • The United Nations

In addition, we’ll help you build the knowledge and competencies required for registration with relevant professional bodies in public and global health, allowing you to become a fully qualified member of respected organisations, such as the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health, in the future.

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Career Development Resources



Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

This course awards a CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development in the management field and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors. As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making. 

As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.

Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA)

Arden University’s MSc Global Health Management is in the process of being validated by the  Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)

This course is endorsed by the Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM), whose aim is to create a supportive professional body that is relevant in its activities and modern in its approach and who holds sector leaders in the NHS, social care, third sector and private healthcare amongst its members. The IHSCM works with Arden University to contribute to curriculum development and delivery. As an Arden student, you’ll become a student member of the Institute, giving you access to a diverse range of events, conferences, workshops and networks as well as opportunities for mentoring and coaching. You are also encouraged to apply for full membership of the Institute once you graduate from the course.

Career development resources

Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway. 
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:

  • CV360, which analyses your CV and provides instant feedback for improvement
  • Interview360, helping you practise your interview technique in a stress-free environment and tackle some of the most common interview questions - as many times as you need to
  • Aptitude tests to help your improve your critical thinking, numeric, and logical reasoning skills
  • 100s of interactive courses focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to excel in your professional life. 
  • My Jobs, where you can search employment vacancies, browse employer profiles by location and, or connect with other employees on LinkedIn. 

Business Graduates Association (BGA)

Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.