Health Services Management Centre

Building a health and care future for all

The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham is one of the UK's foremost centres for research, evaluation, teaching and professional development for health and social care organisations.

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Launch of HSMC Dubai

The launch of the University of Birmingham Dubai campus provides HSMC with an opportunity to expand its connection with health and social care organisations and the health workforce.

Building on our work at the Edgbaston campus, our mission at the campus is to support health policy research and development, deliver excellent education and put policy into practice.

We are proactively engaging with local, regional, and international networks and communities of practice to support the launch of the Health Systems Research Centre.

Find out more about the Health Systems Research Centre

MSc in Global Health System Leadership

HSMC Dubai will be launching an MSc in Global Health System Leadership at the Dubai campus in January 2025.

The programme will be aimed at medical and healthcare professionals and policy makers from a variety of non/clinical backgrounds. It will be open to all from across the globe but will have a particular focus on those working in the Emirates and neighbouring Eastern Mediterranean Region.

At its core is the ambition to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies that speak to the essential public health functions needed to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). This means building resilient health systems and workforce, as well as extending leadership capabilities to meet the goals of UHC and sustainable development.

The modules embedded in the programme will focus on:

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

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.

On this basis our programme will offer provision through full and/or part time routes, offering non-medical healthcare practitioners who wish to extend their education the opportunity to study whilst working. It will also offer short course options with PG Certificate and PG Diploma options.

For further details about our Global Health System Leadership Programme please contact our HSMC Dubai Lead Dr Ayat Abu Agla ( or HSMC Director Dr Ross Millar (

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Health Services Management Centre (HSMC)
University of Birmingham Park House
40 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RT United Kingdom 


HSMC Knowledge & Evidence Service (KES)

Tel: +44(0)121 414 3672


HSMC Teaching

Tel: +44(0)121 414 2280

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