Course Overview

This exciting new part-time Masters programme has been developed as a response to an identified need in international healthcare for a postgraduate programme which focuses on health care management. The purpose of the Master of Health Sciences (International Healthcare Management) is to prepare healthcare professionals to assume the role of managers/leaders in various health care settings globally.

Applications and Selections

Process will involve completing and submitting our MHSc International Healthcare Management - National Stream Application Form

Completed ‌; review of academic transcripts; and document detailing rationale for undertaking programme and how it will contribute to your practice. 

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

This programme is appropriate for students who have already undertaken a primary degree or higher diploma (health science related) at level 8 or equivalent.

  • A primary degree (min 2:2) in Nursing or any Healthcare related field
  • Minimum of three years post registration Nursing / Healthcare related experience
  • Evidence of professional registration where applicable

Additional Requirements

Completed application form; review of academic transcripts; and document detailing rationale for undertaking programme and how it will contribute to your practice.


Two Years, part-time

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date
NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

ECTS weighting



Master of Health Sciences (International Healthcare Management)


Course code

Course Outline

The MHSc comprises of 7 modules. The modular programme will be delivered part-time over a two years and is worth 90 ECTS.

Year 1 Modules:

  • Quality and Healthcare Management (10 ECTS)
  • Principles of Healthcare Leadership (10 ECTS)
  • Healthcare Ethics (10 ECTS)
  • Healthcare Project Management (10 ECTS)

Year 2 Modules:

  • Managing Finance in Healthcare Organisations (10 ECTS)
  • Strategic Management and Leadership (10 ECTS)
  • Enhancing Evidence Based Practice (30 ECTS)




Further Education

Following successful completion of the programme students can engage in continuing their lifelong learning. Students may opt to progress further on to the PhD level education. 

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The MHSc prepares healthcare professionals to assume the role of manager/leaders in various health care settings globally. As there is a continued emphasis on corporate governance, fiscal sustainability and leadership accountability, employment opportunities and board positions within this sector will be in demand. Graduates with this knowledge base and skill set will be set to take up these responsibilities and apply this knowledge for the public good.

Why Choose the MHSc (International Healthcare Management) at St. Angela's College?

  • Learn to engage in strategic management/leadership planning
  • Engage with global management frameworks, theories and tools
  • Plan meaningful change in an organisational context
  • Engage in proactive healthcare management in differing contexts and cultures
  • St. Angela’s College, Sligo has a vibrant nursing and healthcare education community and Sligo is a cost-effective place to live while completing your studies.
  • Small groups with one on one academic support 
  • Variety of teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student education and learning including excellent, learning, library and research facilities
  • Develop your career opportunities for senior healthcare leadership and management roles

Who’s Suited to This Course

  • Nurses and Midwives
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Health Promotion Practitioners
  • Practice Nurses
  • Dieticians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Health Science Professionals
  • Biomedical Scientists
  • Social Care Workers
  • Healthcare Professionals

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€3,600 p.a. (2022/2023)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU


Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

Find out More

Dawn McGuinn
School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies,
St. Angela's College
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill,
Co Sligo
T: +353(071) 9135675

Download our ‌International Healthcare Management (National Stream) Flyer 2021