Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Management and Leadership

MQF Level 7

Postgraduate Certificate

Healthcare Management and Leadership

October 2022
Price  (Local/EU)
Price  (Non-EU)
12 Months
7 Months
ECTS Credits
30 Credits (ECTS)
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Course Description

This Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Leadership prepares you for higher leadership and management roles within the healthcare industry. It integrates a thorough grounding in advanced business management and healthcare theory and practice, with an understanding of the structure and operation of healthcare systems.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

a Level 6 degree in a related field;


a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role.

Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to the healthcare industry and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management within the sector.


Target Audience

The programme is mainly targeted at:

  • nurses and midwives;
  • nursing managers;
  • ward managers;
  • clinic/department managers;
  • physiotherapists;
  • social workers;
  • doctors;
  • professionals allied to medicine, such as paramedics;
  • staff within the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries;
  • general managers without clinical qualifications.

Career Paths

The programme aims to prepare you for senior posts such as that of chief executive officer, managing director or head of the department of any healthcare entity such as a hospital, clinic or ward, amongst others.


You are required to complete all 5 compulsory modules (30 ECTS) to fulfil the requirements of this postgraduate certificate.

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 12 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 5 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.

Course Intake Dates

October 2022

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Healthcare Management and Leadership as presented in this brochure costs €8,500.*

Upon successfully completing the course, you will be able to get 70% of the course fees back through the Get Qualified scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

**Terms and conditions apply.

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

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