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MSc International Healthcare Leadership: application process

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our next cohort, take the first steps and apply today.

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If you have any questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly team.

Next intake: March 2019

UK Centre (Candidates from UK, Europe, Africa & Americas)

IHL-admissions@manchester.ac.uk

+44 (0)161 275 6365 or +44 (0)161 275 0943

Next intake: March 2019

Candidates from North, East & West China

IHL@uom.ac.cn

+86 21 62798660

Next intake: March 2019

Candidates from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, South China & Taiwan

ihl@manchester.edu.hk 

+852 2588 5013

Next intake: September 2019

Candidates from the UAE & Gulf countries

admissions@manchester.ac.ae

+971 (0)4 4468664

Next intake: March 2019

Singapore (Candidates from South East Asia & Oceania)

stephen.brookes@manchester.ac.uk

Application process

Before starting your application please review the full entry requirements. 

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Please complete the application form and submit all the elements from the checklist below. Before you apply, please read the 'Application Documents Guidelines' section (below) for further details on what you need to supply for each element.

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Application checklist

  • Application form
  • Statement of purpose (included as part of the application form)
  • CV / resumé
  • Degree / professional qualification documents
  • Proof of English competence
  • At least one professional (work-related) reference

You will be asked to include the contact details for two referees in the application form but your application will be considered complete when one reference has been received. When your application has been submitted we will email your referees with a link to complete our official online reference form.

Where to submit your application documents

Please email your application and the additional application documents to the appropriate University of Manchester Centre listed below. Your application can only be considered when all the application documents have been received and your application is complete.

UK Centre (Workshops in Manchester)China Centre (Workshops in Shanghai)East Asia Centre (Workshops in Shanghai) Middle East Centre (Workshops in Dubai)
Next intake: March 2019 Next intake: March 2019 Next intake: March 2019 Next intake: September 2019
IHL-admissions@manchester.ac.uk IHL@uom.ac.cn  MBA@manchester.edu.hk  admissions@manchester.ac.ae
+44 (0)161 275 6365 or +44 (0)161 275 0943 +86 21 62798660 +852 2588 5013

+971 (0)4 4468664

If your initial application is successful, we will contact you to arrange a short interview, which is a key part of our assessment and will also give you the opportunity to discuss the programme, your aspirations and your expectations in more detail with our Programme Directors. We usually conduct the interviews by Skype. We would look to understand more about:

  • Your career to-date
  • Your personal and professional achievements and how the programme will help you with your future aspirations
  • Your leadership potential, communication skills, interpersonal skills, personal qualities and motivation

Application documents: guidelines

  • You will be asked to include the contact details for two referees in the application form. When your application has been submitted we will email your referees with a link to complete our official online reference.
  • Your application is not complete at least one reference has been received.
  • We prefer one of your referees to be the person you report to in your current company/organisation. If you do not wish to inform your current employer that you are applying for the programme, you can provide a reference from your previous company/organisation. We do not accept or require academic references.

As this is a post-experience programme, your CV is an important part of our assessment. Your CV/résumé should ideally be no more than two pages in length and should include the following information:

Professional experience

  • Each job you have taken since graduating from your undergraduate degree (if you have one) in reverse chronological order, starting with your current position.
  • Include the month/year start and end date, job title, company name and salary for each position undertaken.
  • If you have worked in more than one position for the same company please show each position separately to highlight your career progression.
  • For each position, include bullet points of your key responsibilities and achievements.

Academic credentials

  • Details of all your qualifications; including your Bachelor’s degree, any Master's degree, postgraduate diplomas/specialisations and professional qualifications.
  • Any academic distinctions, honours or awards.

The application form includes a statement of purpose addressing the following questions. You can prepare this in advance and copy and paste your answer into the application form:

  • Tell us about your management experience.
  • What attracts you to apply to the Alliance Manchester Business School MSc International Healthcare Leadership programme?
  • What do you hope to gain from this Master’s programme and how will it help you in your career?

Please submit a scanned copy of your official degree documents (transcript and certificate).

You will need to show us your original transcript/certificate when you officially register for the programme. All documents must be submitted in English. If the original document is not in English please provide a translation from a certified translator.

Your transcript should show:

  • The type of degree awarded
  • Date of enrolment and date of graduation
  • The courses you took; the marks you achieved
  • Your final result, GPA or average grade
  • If your transcript states that you have successfully completed and graduated and includes your final result, you do not need to also provide a certificate. If you have graduated from a UK institution we only require a copy of your certificate showing your final result (e.g. second class upper).

We reserve the right to contact your degree awarding institutions and/or professional associations for further information in connection with your application if required.

If you have a professional qualification, please submit:

  • A copy of your certificate proving you have the qualification
  • Proof of your membership of the professional body/organisation

We reserve the right to contact your degree awarding institutions and/or professional associations for further information in connection with your application if required.

If you do not have a degree qualification or equivalent professional qualification, it may be possible to gain a place on the course without the specified formal academic qualifications. You will need to have at least eight years of management experience. Your application will be considered through the accreditation of prior learning (APL).

In the application form you will be asked to provide a short summary of any information which can support your application, for example:

  • Training courses and certificates with dates of completion
  • Examples of where you have demonstrated expert knowledge in your area, for example, public speaking engagements at industry conferences; delivering expert training; reporting specialist knowledge to senior management; writing articles for publications etc; or any other ways in which you have demonstrated specialist knowledge.