MSc Global Health System Leadership

Start date
January 2025
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught

Fees for 2024-2025 entry
AED 123,933 (full-time)
AED 61,966.50 per year (part-time)
You can pay by installments.
Scholarships are available

Are you a professional, a policy maker, or an aspiring leader? The MSc Global Health System Leadership is your passport to shaping the future of health care and health systems worldwide.

The programme is subject to UAE Ministry of Education accreditation. 

The MSc Global Health System Leadership is a programme specifically designed for aspiring leaders, professionals, and policy makers with diverse backgrounds. This programme will equip you with the expertise and abilities to contribute to the development of sustainable health systems, with a key focus on the health workforce and comprehensive health coverage. 

The modules embedded in the programme will focus on: 

  • Responsible Leadership and Management
  • Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Health Economics
  • Emergency Preparedness Response and Resilience; and
  • Implementation Science.

Why study this programme?

  • Taught by academics and industry experts, our programme will equip you with the essential skills and connections to drive impactful change in healthcare.
  • Global Perspective: Open to all from across the globe, you will join a diverse cohort and learn from each other’s experiences.
  • Navigate Complex Challenges: Climate change, global health security, and pandemic limitations add to the complexity of expanding and transforming health and social care. Our programme addresses these challenges head-on.

Join us on this transformative journey. Acquire knowledge, hone skills, and develop professional behaviours. Let’s lead the charge toward a healthier, more resilient world.


Compulsory modules 

  • Global Health System and Policy (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management in Global Health (20 credits)
  • Implementation Science (20 credits)
  • Strategic Planning (20 credits)
  • Global Health Economics (20 credits)
  • Emergency Preparedness, Response and Resilience (20 credits)
  • Research Dissertation (60 credits)


Fees for 2024 entry

  • AED 123,933 (full-time)
  • AED 61,966.50 per year, (part-time)

Find out more about tuition fees

We have a number of scholarships available. Find out more.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

Our Standard Requirements

  • An Honours degree in a medical or health field of practice
  • Current professional registration in country of practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development that shows your ability to study at master’s level
  • Preferably at least 12 months of experience post qualification

International Requirements

International Students

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band

TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

Pearson Test of English (PTE) including online: PTE Academic 67 with no less than 64 in all four skills

Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component

Increasingly there is an expectation from employers that those in middle and senior positions have acquired the attributes inherent in postgraduate study and can demonstrate this through problem solving, supporting, and facilitating other members of the multidisciplinary team and through their leadership in work environments.

This programme will foster the development of health system and policy experts that are fit-for-purpose and fit-for-practice practitioners to become responsible team leaders, managers, researchers and/or experts.