The Master of Global Health Leadership and Practice (MGH) is a two-year programme that provides delegates with the skills necessary for the promotion of healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes specifically aimed for Low to Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Delegates will learn how to develop health systems that promote access to healthcare, using applied health cases from around the world specifically focusing on the remote, austere and resource-limited healthcare provider.

This curriculum is Influenced by increasing globalisation over recent decades and builds new approaches for working within international health. Global health endeavours for equality in health in all countries. Within this new standard, difficulties are managed as global issues that require an interdisciplinary approach.

With the Master in Global Health, we focus on health issues and causes that are regarded as global challenges for the 21st century including, child welfare, chronic health conditions, mental health and ageing, but also the effects of pollution, climate change and migration on global health. The complexity of these challenges requires an interdisciplinary and transnational approach focusing on social influence, ecological challenges, health outcomes, and social economics.  Global health is, therefore, is multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and focused on international cooperation.

The MGH provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage these complexities by giving you a sound theoretical basis, mixed with applied classes and solid research skills. This programme prepares you to become a catalyst for change as a global healthcare professional.

The full MGH course will take two or more years to complete, although you can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate after completing 30 credits or a Postgraduate Diploma after 60 credits.


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 Programme Title Master of Global Health Leadership and Practice
 Starting Date 1 August 2021
 Application Deadline 1 July 2021
 Requirements BSc or equivalent
 Length of Programme 2 to 5 years
 Mode of Delivery Full-time / Part-time
 Location Online
 Language English
 Tuition Fees 8,100 EUR for the complete programme

Prerequisite: none

Exit Award: PGCert is awarded once 30 ECTS credits have been earned.


MGH701: Leading Self & Others

Compulsory Module

Mode: Distance Learning

Credits: 10 ECTS

This module focuses on individual and team-based leadership development. Participants will explore organisational and leadership theory to; Understand organisational dynamics, culture and politics, policy and agenda-setting. Understand the relationship between leaders and followers, develop the knowledge and skill to engage across and within groups. Diagnose patterns of helpful and unhelpful behaviour in teams, identify leadership styles, strategies and approaches to improve personal capabilities in addressing challenges and opportunities. Use best practices in giving and delivering feedback, work conflict, and difficult conversations to enhance team performance. Develop the crucial qualities, actions, and approaches necessary to be a successful leader as well as explore the issues leaders in health care face. Utilising case studies, self-exploration, personal insight and feedback, participants will identify opportunities for improvement, building capacity both within themselves and those they lead.


MGH702: Systems Thinking for Leaders

Compulsory Module

Mode: Distance Learning

Credits: 10 ECTS

This module’s focus is on developing systems thinking skills that enable leaders and managers to work with others and respond proactively to the rapidly changing, complex, continuously evolving field of healthcare. Leaders in healthcare have the formidable and immediate challenge of creating both short- and long-term strategies to deal with complex problems whose resolution requires holistic approaches and sophisticated thinking.  Building on the theory and practices of module MGH701 students will continue to develop their leadership skills and explore general systems thinking- ‘the parts and the whole’. Developing an understanding of the sets of interconnected systems, organisational systems, the dynamic complex social systems that drive human behaviour and shape organisational culture and climate.


MGH703: Leading Change

Elective Module

Mode: Distance Learning

Credits: 10 ECTS

Leading successful change is a necessity in today’s dynamic operating environments. This module is designed to explore change from a holistic perspective and how to lead and implement effectively in any organisational context. The module is focused on underpinning theories of change management. candidates will develop a clear understanding of the process of effective change management.

Prerequisite: PGCert in Global Health Leadership and Practice or completion of MGH703 and two electives.

Exit Award: PGDip is awarded once 60 ECTS credits have been earned.


MGH704: Analytics & Risk in Healthcare

Elective Module

Mode: Distance Learning

Credits: 10 ECTS

Healthcare systems are rapidly moving toward the adoption of technology with the digitisation of health records, access to big data and storage in the cloud, advanced software, and mobile applications technology. This transformation mandates that analytics will be a required competency for health leaders. New decision-making capabilities, based on science and real-world information, the different uses of data analytics to inform decisions and understanding the impact of risk and uncertainty in a range of scenarios will be required.  This module equips present and future health leaders with the necessary understanding of analytics and risk as a cornerstone of their 21st-century operations and strategy.


MGH705: Project Management for Global Health & Healthcare

Elective Module

Mode: Distance Learning

Credits: 10 ECTS

This module will explore the discipline of project management from a global healthcare perspective. Covering the skills required to successfully lead & manage projects in complex organisational systems and environments; how to successfully deliver a project from identifying stakeholders and developing and gaining consensus on requirements to constructing a project plan. It also covers in detail the skills required to successfully manage project stakeholders and team members.


MGH706: Problem Solving & Innovative Thinking in Healthcare

Elective Module

Mode: Distance Learning

Credits: 10 ECTS

What is creativity and why is it important in today’s health & healthcare operating contexts. This module explores problem-solving innovation & creativity from a healthcare perspective and the standpoint that to be an effective leader in a complex system requires skills in ideation and translating the intangible and intractable into something tangible and of value to organisations.


MGH707: Advanced Knowledge Creation / Research Design

Compulsory Module

Mode: Distance Learning

Credits: 10 ECTS

This module is designed to engage the candidate in Level 7 research activities. The module will equip the candidate with the skills necessary to undertake a research project. As a core module of the course, this module will cover what it means to become a knowledgeable researcher and develop an understanding of different scientific ways to approach problems. Content includes; Philosophy of science, Preparing a research proposal, Research methodologies and methods, Rigour in research design, Data collection & analysis methods.

MGH708: Dissertation Project


Mode: Distance Learning

Credits: 30 ECTS

This is a capstone project, which requires and enables candidates to produce a comprehensive integrative piece of work incorporating the developed knowledge and skills from the programme into a final dissertation (20,000 words). Focusing on blending theory with practice in a specific work or professional context. An in-depth investigation of a research problem rooted in theoretical frameworks and concepts.


This module is designed to engage the student in MQF level 7 research in Global Health. To provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to get started in level 7 research. It will focus on the following:

  • Ability to act autonomously to plan and implement a project which enables you to create and interpret knowledge at the forefront of your discipline or area of professional practice
  • Critically synthesise techniques of research and inquiry relevant to your academic discipline or area of professional practice.
  • Ability to design and deliver structured plans of applied research to address an applied healthcare problem based upon theoretically informed choices about the research designs, techniques and procedures to be followed
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and application of techniques relevant to your academic discipline or area of professional practice
  • Demonstrate self-direction, originality and creativity in the process of undertaking the project, including how you deal with complex situations
  • Formulate and analyse complex scholarly issues in Healthcare, independently, systematically and critically
  • Communicate complex, professional & academic issues in Healthcare to both professional & lay people in a clear and unambiguous manner.

Location of courses

   The College is located in Pretty Bay, Malta. The entire MGH is taught online.

PGCert tuition: €3750 discounted to €2700 for 2021-2022

PGDip tuition: €7500 discounted to €5400 for 2021-2022

Full MSc tuition: €11250 discounted to €8100 for 2021-2022

Enrolment is possible for August or January.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, we are offering discounted tuition for all delegates on this new programme.

The College provides additional discounted tuition for citizens of countries listed in the United Nations’ list of developing countries.

The programme is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority MFHEA at MQF/EQF, Level 7, 90 ECTS. 

You can find our award on the MFHEA website here.

CoROM accreditation number is 2018-022.

CoROM Covid-19 policy

April 2021

The Maltese Government continues to update its published guidelines on how we will be allowed to provide classroom-based training.  As lockdown measures slowly lift, CoROM will implement a phased return to campus-based courses.

We will focus on:

  • The safety and general wellbeing of all our students and staff.
  • Securing the confidence of staff, students, and their families, based on evidence and information so that they can plan for the session ahead.
  • Consistency with the Maltese Government’s framework for decision making and measures in place – such as distancing, managing attendance, and wider protective actions.
  • Alignment with the national effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Our 2021/2020 academic session will commence on 1 August 2021. We are preparing to start the new semester with a blended delivery of safe on-campus teaching and digital learning. This will mean that we will move the majority of our didactics into an online format with classroom training primarily focusing on hands-on clinical skills. There will be limited lectures during the classes held in Malta.

Please be aware: The Maltese Department of Education can close our College if there is a resurgence of the pandemic. If this happens, we will follow all guidelines given out by the EU and Maltese governments. We will support our students as best as we can.

There is a risk that your cohort may be required to defer until it is safe to return to the classroom. If this happens, our College will continue to run our online modules but will have to wait until the authorities allow us to run a classroom environment. We will extend your enrolment without cost until you are allowed to continue with your classroom and/or clinical training.

We will regularly issue updates with information and guidance as our planning progresses.

Stay safe and stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you again soon.