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Master of Science by Coursework in Global Healthcare Leadership

1. The course shall be under the supervision of the MSc Global Healthcare Leadership (MGHL) Course Oversight Committee of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

2. Candidates will follow a programme of instruction in Global Healthcare Leadership for twenty-four months (part-time).

3. The programme will consist of eight compulsory courses, as prescribed in the schedule, and a dissertation of 10,000 words. Candidates must satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with each component. Modes of assessment for each compulsory course will be published in the course handbook at the start of the course. Further details including, where applicable, submission and examination dates will also be published in the course handbook by the first week of the Michaelmas Term of the year in which the assessment takes place.

4. Dissertation  

    • (a) The title of the dissertation must be approved by the MGHL Programme Committee no later than the end of February in the second year of the programme.  
    • (b) The dissertation supervision schedule is laid out in the dissertation guide, available on the programme learning platform. In exceptional circumstances additional supervision may be provided; requests should be made to the MSc Director.   
    • (c) The dissertation, not exceeding 10,000 words in length, should demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, implement and present a project in the area of Global Healthcare Leadership. The submission deadline will be given in the course handbook.  
  • 5. Assessments must be submitted using the University approved online submission system. Technical information on the requirements for online submissions is provided in the course handbook.
  • 6. The Examiners may choose to examine any candidate viva voce.
  • 7. If, for good cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out their studies, one of the MSc Director(s) may grant the student a request for a temporary suspension of status, for not less than one month and not more than twelve months at any one time. Applications for suspension of status should be made to the MSc Director(s), c/o the Programme Manager. No student may be granted more than twenty-four months’ suspension of status in this way by the MSc Director.

Schedule of Core Courses 

  • Module 1: Healthcare Leader: Personal Perspectives and Challenges
  • Module 2: Organisational Leadership
  • Module 3: Systems Leading in Comparative Health Systems
  • Module 4: Leading with Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Module 5: Healthcare Innovation
  • Module 6: Health Care Policy and Systems
  • Module 7: Challenges in Global Health
  • Module 8: Evidence Based Healthcare: Study Design and Research Methods
  • Dissertation