Our blended learning approach combines the very best interactive e-learning with the Manchester Method – the ‘action learning’ approach developed here at The University of Manchester in the 1960s.

You will attend four experiential workshops at The University of Manchester’s Middle East Centre, located at the heart of Dubai’s Knowledge Park. At these workshops, you will undertake practical activities in small multinational groups and complete applied leadership challenges that are relevant to your workplace.

Workshop Schedule

  September intake 
Workshop 1 - (5 days) November 
Workshop 2 - (5 days)  April 
Workshop 3 - (5 days)  November 
Workshop 4 - (5 days)  April 

Programme Themes

Throughout the programme, all teaching and learning is underpinned by four key themes.


International perspectives

While there are clear similarities across global healthcare systems, as an international healthcare leader you will also encounter differences, e.g. culture, governance and variable provisions of public, private and hybrid services. Every unit you study on the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership can be applied internationally and you will explore both global similarities and regional differences.

Creativity and innovation

A key challenge facing healthcare organisations and systems across the globe is balancing cost, quality and access. This requires creative and innovative leadership, which is central to the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership. You will be provided with the support and guidance needed to start developing your own thoughts and methodology.

Leading through networks

The need to lead through networks, rather than a single-minded focus on leading through-the-line is another consistent trend. Healthcare systems are among the most complex of public services incorporating public, private and hybrid structures. The complexity of clinician/ managerial leadership and the challenges created by differences between primary, secondary and tertiary care add to this. All units on the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership include an emphasis on the challenges of collective leadership.

Putting the patient at the heart

The importance of putting patients at the core of healthcare delivery should always be the main focus, but this is often not the case. This is a key priority in many healthcare systems, whether private or public, across the globe. It’s at the heart of everything you will learn on the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership.

Programme structure

You will follow a leadership journey that commences with self, progresses through teams and organisations and, ultimately, that considers healthcare in its wider environment.