MSc Global Health Management

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. 

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
  • 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. 

Course fee

 International Fee Fee
Fee per year:£10550
Uk FeeFee
Total fee:£9500
Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on (i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.

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.

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 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. 

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.


Core modules

  • 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)

Elective modules

  • 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)

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 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.

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.

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 access to our Library Portal. The portal includes an extensive digital library including thousands of journal titles, eBooks, and academic and industry databases which you can use to research your assignments and projects. All of these materials are provided to you free of charge, and contain all the research information you’ll need to complete your degree 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.