Healthcare Leadership, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
If you're working in a health science discipline, like nursing, allied health or mental health, our engaging, flexible and interactive online Master of Healthcare Leadership course will help you meet the challenges and grab the opportunities of leadership in multidisciplinary and complex healthcare delivery.


You’ll extend your current knowledge in evidence-based care, and learn how to effectively lead teams of health professionals in Australia’s public and private healthcare systems.

Start when it suits you, power through six units a year, and complete your degree in two years. If you have a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Health Practice, you may be granted advanced standing for up to eight units. Four units may be awarded to individuals with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Health Practice.

Career opportunities

Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. It’s the country’s largest employer, and employment opportunities continue to evolve and grow. As a Master of Healthcare Leadership graduate, your new research, clinical and management skills will equip you for leadership roles within primary health care, community outreach organisations, area health services, professional associations, hospitals, private practice, and local, state and federal policy making agencies.

Programme Structure

    Major areas of study

      Units of study focus on clinical practice management, leadership in health systems and building skills to support evidence-based health practice, all of which are required of healthcare professionals looking to take on leadership roles in complex public and private healthcare.

      Courses included:

      Health Research Methodology

      Evidence-Based Health Practice

      Graduate Studies Project Part I of II

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
      • Programme intensity

        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

        • Full-time duration 18 months
        • Average part-time duration 36 months
        • Intensity Flexible
        • Part-time variant
      • Credits
        144 alternative credits
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        • Time flexibility
          Fully structured
        • Attendance
          Regular mandatory meetings
        • Teacher support
          Continuous support with feedback on request
        • Student interaction
          Online group works/assignments

      English Language Requirements

      You need the following IELTS score:

      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

        Book IELTS

      Academic Requirements

      All applicants must have successfully completed a minimum three (3) year Bachelor qualification, or equivalent, in a health related discipline and must provide evidence of minimum one (1) year full-time and current work experience at degree level in a health related field and/or as acceptable to the School Board.

      Getting a Student Visa

      This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

      Tuition Fee


      StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

      The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

      Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.