Master of Science International Healthcare Leadership
This programme is fully developed and delivered by The University of Manchester, UK.
Learn how new, innovative ways of leadership can help transform healthcare. The course focuses on the challenges presented to healthcare leaders and the roles that both clinicians and managers can play in reshaping healthcare services. It focuses on international systems and helps you to apply your learning to your workplace environment or through practically base case studies.
Offers unique Personal and Organisational Development planning and close tutorial support
Provides interaction and network opportunities between like-minded group of professionals to develop exceptional leadership skills and shared experiences through a range of cutting-edge blended learning approaches
Helps to strengthen career prospects, positioning participants to move seamlessly into leadership role in healthcare
Tailors participant’s learning in practices to the organisation or system’s vision and priorities that benefits healthcare organisation for supporting its leaders in the programme
This programme is suitable for experienced clinicians and managers who wish to move into key positions and leadership role in healthcare
Who would benefit from the programme?
Allied healthcare professionals, including social workers, medical and nursing researchers, scientists, pharmacists, nutritionists and counsellors.
Directors, Managers and Administrators in the comprehensive and community hospitals, nursing homes, health economists and various other practitioners in the healthcare industry.
Clinicians who aspire to assume greater leadership positions, including physicians, nurses, psychologists and therapists.
“Dr Stephen Brookes, Programme Director for the MSc International Healthcare Leadership Programme, Singapore, shares more about the MSc International Healthcare Leadership Programme offered at SIM Global Education.”
The Four Golden Threads of Healthcare Leadership
The golden threads represent the key aims of the programme and will apply to all of the learning throughout the study. The four golden threads described are those that apply to any health system, in any country and in respect of which the development of future leaders will be critical.
In this programme, you get the opportunity to learn:
Creativity and Innovation
Leading through Networks
Putting Patients at the Heart of Delivery
Prospects/ Further Education
Graduates can explore pursuing their career prospects, positioning them to move seamlessly into a leadership role in healthcare.
Mode of Delivery/Session Timetable
The pedagogical approach – supported by e-learning strategy – focuses on problem based learning and case studies. Programme content is tailored to this approach and student assessment is related to applying the learning to the work place or case study.
The programme comprises of 8 units delivered over two years through blended learning approaches. It is delivered through interactive lectures, seminars, and action learning via the University’s virtual campus. There are also 4 residential workshops led by the University faculty conducted within the two years.
Virtual Study and Interactive Lectures, Seminars
Each unit requires the commitment of six equivalent direct contact hours per week and consist of interactive lectures and seminars delivered via the University’s virtual campus Blackboard.
Each 15-credit unit is delivered over 5 weeks of study
Each 30-credit unit is delivered over 10 weeks of study
Residential workshop will allow engagement among participants in the discussion and development of healthcare study project, or a work based organisational case study in the second year. Participants will work through the programme within a small group of peers with an experienced personal tutor from the University to facilitate the progress of the projects. The aim is to identify a project that will have impact in service improvement within their organisation, or based on developing the learning from their chosen case study. Participants from the healthcare sector are encouraged to apply the research learning and outcomes to the practice of leadership and its impact.
Each residential workshop is conducted over 3.5 days at 7 hours per day.
Attendance to residential workshops are compulsory.
Typical module schedule may be either of the following, and may change according to module requirements.
Fri: 2pm – 6pm
Sat, Sun, Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tue: 2pm – 6pm
Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am – 5pm
Wed: 2pm – 6pm
Thu, Fri, Sat: 9am – 5pm
Residential workshops are conducted at SIM campus unless otherwise stated.
In addition to the above, the programme consists of approximately 6 action learning weeks that requires 4 hours of interactive online contact for each action learning week over the 2 years programme.
You as a Leader: Personal and Organisational Development
Leading Teams through Purpose: Organisational Behaviour and Change
Leading Organisations through Transformation: Service Improvement
Leading Organisation through Vision: Strategic and Ethical Leadership
Leading through Networks: Collective Leadership
Leading Systems: Health Systems and Policy
Leading in the Wider Context: Health Economics and Its Environment
Applied Research in the Workplace: Research and Evaluation
Duration of Programme/Candidature Period
Students who have not completed the programme requirements in the candidature period will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.
Minimum Class Size
Minimum Class Size to commence: 20 students
If programme fails to commence due to low take-up rate, students will be informed within one month before class commencement.
Bachelor’s degree (2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent) with minimum two years of management experience
Other qualifications - can be assessed on individual merits
English Proficiency Requirement
A minimum of C6 pass in English as First Language at GCE O-Level; or
IELTS 7.0 (with speaking and writing 6.5 and no other element below 6.0)
The final decision regarding admission into the programme will be made by the Programme Director of the University.
Programme fee: S$32,100.00, payable in 4 payment periods:
Payment 1: S$10,700.00 before programme commencement
Payment 2: S$5,350.00 residential workshop 2
Payment 3: S$10,700.00 before course unit 4 commencement
Payment 4: S$5,350.00 before course unit 8 commencement
Course fee for each 15-credit unit: S$2,675.00
Course fee for each 30-credit unit: S$5,350.00
Application Fee appliesAll fees inclusive of 7% GST and to be made before programme/ course unit commencement.
Fees are valid for September 2017 intake.
The average teacher student ratio 1: 40
Participants are assessed by continuous assessment through coursework, individual and group based written assignments, work-based or case study applications to apply the concepts and tools to actual scenarios and challenges within the healthcare organisation. Assessment may include both individual and group presentations.
Assignments are set within the context of personal and organisational development, taking into account of the need to encourage a leadership style that is patient-centred in which supports the improvement of healthcare organisations.
Participants will be allowed to progress through each module upon the completion of its coursework.
Participants must adhere to the attendance requirements as stipulated by The University of Manchester
In order to attain the Master of Science International Healthcare Leadership degree, participants must successfully complete the coursework and meet the conferral requirements of the programme.