Healthcare Management MSc, 1 year

This is for you if... you want to learn how to be an exceptional manager in the healthcare environment.

Department
Management, Health Sciences

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Course description

Course description

The MSc in Healthcare Management combines a comprehensive grounding in the functions of management with their application in a healthcare context.

The course features core management modules covering areas such as leadership, strategy, organisational behaviour and accounting together with skills vital to healthcare managers around managing clinical professionals and quality and safety.

This degree will equip you with the skills to critically evaluate the published literature on healthcare management and to synthesise the range of issues and perspectives which inform research and practice in the field. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research. You will have the opportunity to develop the expertise and knowledge to manage competently, capably and ethically.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of those wishing to take-up or prepare themselves for a management role in the NHS or healthcare.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A medical degree or a degree in a closely related subject at 2.1 or above from a recognised institution.

Intercalating medical students: you will need to be in the 9th decile or above of your degree.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

  • £8,905

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

  • £18,910

You will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

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Careers and employability

Careers and employability

This postgraduate degree has been developed with the healthcare management professional in mind and offers many opportunities for career enhancement. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

By taking the MSc in Healthcare Management, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of management, human resource development, leadership and strategy which will enhance your professional development and career prospects. The course can also contribute to your career development by offering skills that are in acknowledged shortage in the health service, and which align with nationally recognised NHS criteria for promotion and job profiling.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

Plus your Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester

Our multi-disciplinary approach to management draws on anthropology, cultural studies, economics, sociology, politics and psychology – as well as traditional management theories.

We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and hold a Small Business Charter Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

Leicester is prominent in the field of quality and safety in healthcare. Our teaching draws on the internationally renowned research of the SAPPHIRE (Social Science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch) and TIMMS (The Infant Mortality & Morbidity Studies) research groups as well as other experts at the University of Leicester.

We are a proud signatory to PRME – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, organised by the United Nations and business schools worldwide.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through a mixture of methods, including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading. Most modules in the second semester will be taught in intensive blocks. You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.

Your work will be assessed through both assignments and examinations, plus an 15,000-word dissertation.

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