MSc Global Healthcare Leadership

Developing leaders to drive innovation and create change in global healthcare

Start date:


  • 18 months + dissertation

Time commitment:

  • Part time


  • Oxford


  • £57,760

About the programme

Global health challenges have highlighted the complexity of decision making in healthcare systems and the need for good leadership.

The MSc in Global Healthcare Leadership is designed to develop experienced leaders with the skills to deliver affordable, effective and efficient healthcare in complex global systems.

The programme takes a holistic approach, looking at healthcare from an individual, organisational and systematic perspective. It will help you develop resilience, increase your confidence and give you the capability to lead change to innovate and strengthen healthcare provisions, both clinical and non-clinical.

The University of Oxford is a leading expert in healthcare. Our MSc in Global Healthcare Leadership brings together two outstanding research departments from Saïd Business School and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. This collaboration connects business with healthcare from leading research faculty in the field.

Intellectually rigorous and highly practical, the part-time modular format consists of seven in-person modules taught in Oxford and one online. During these courses, you’ll benefit from discussion and networking with an international group of world-class faculty, guest experts and peers.


  • Healthcare leader: Personal perspectives and challenges
  • Organisational leadership
  • Systems leading in comparative health systems
  • Leading with evidence-based healthcare
  • Healthcare innovation
  • Healthcare policy and systems
  • Challenges in global health
  • Evidence-based healthcare: Study design and research methods

Experience Oxford through our students

University of Oxford partnership

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The programme is led by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in partnership with Saïd Business School.

Together we have created an innovative integrated programme that harnesses the University’s world-leading expertise in healthcare, business and policy. Our faculty will work with colleagues in the Nuffield Department of Medicine and draw on expertise across the wider University to ensure a rounded, relevant and expert learning experience.

This is a unique opportunity for healthcare leaders to reflect on their experience and develop new insights. It will take a global perspective, creating a new community of practice designed to build resilience and expertise for the future.

Kathy Harvey

Associate Dean, MBA and Executive Degrees

2023 class profile

You will develop a network of lifelong value from your highly diverse, international and senior class.


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To you

  • Advanced leadership skills
  • Confidence to lead change, innovate and strengthen healthcare provisions
  • Enhanced career prospects with a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford
  • International network of professionals from diverse organisations and healthcare settings
  • Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network.

To your organisation

  • Immediately applicable content and frameworks
  • Your new innovative thinking 
  • Insights from the latest game-changing research
  • Retain and develop top achievers and high potential employees

Oxford experience


Saïd Business School and the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences are both embedded at the heart of the University of Oxford.

Each module will provide interaction and networking opportunities with classmates, faculty and industry guests - whilst offering you privileged access to different parts of the historic Oxford University.

You will become a member of one of the University's colleges. This membership enables you to make wider connections with a multidisciplinary community of Oxford faculty and students.
After you have completed the programme, you will also become a member of the Oxford Business Alumni Network (OBA), offering valuable ongoing networking and learning opportunities.


Our outstanding faculty bring access to world-class research, a wealth of healthcare experience and the ability to present complex concepts and lead high-level executive debate.

Scholarships and funding

Female students

We are committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion.

We offer up to two Women's Scholarships in each class, this is designed to support the progression of talented women into senior roles in healthcare.

We also offer up to three Director's Awards, these are open to candidates who can effectively demonstrate how they will enhance the learning experience of the cohort through the diverse experiences they have accumulated to date.

This Masters’ fully integrates the applied health research and expertise of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences with Saïd Business School’s knowledge and teaching in leadership. It is a timely, relevant, and expert offering.

Professor Kamal R. Mahtani

Academic Director of the MSc in Global Healthcare Leadership

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for experienced healthcare managers and leaders.

You should have strong academic and professional credentials with over five years' relevant professional experience. 

You will be an experienced middle to senior-level healthcare manager and leader seeking to move on to a more senior job within your organisation and extend and deepen your professional expertise. 

Our programme is open to both clinical and non-clinical executives.


The cost of the 2024-26 programme is £57,760.

This includes:

  • Tuition, lunch, refreshments and one college dinner per module
  • University and College services

Applicants who accept a place pay a 15% non-refundable deposit 30 days after notification of acceptance. The remainder of the fee is due in two instalments: 50% to be paid before the first year of study and 35% before the second year of study.

For the latest insights and views from the classroom, read our class blogs – written first-hand by our students.