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Health Services Management PgCert

Health Services Management PgCert

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Full time


3 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The complex nature of health services poses a challenge to those charged with managing competing needs and demands with limited resources.

Run jointly with the Adam Smith Business School, this Masters in Health Service Management aims to support students in developing strong leadership and management skills, providing safe, high-quality care through effective organisation and management.

Designed for those interested in pursuing or enhancing their careers in health service management at all levels, from general practice to large hospital organisations in the private healthcare sector, charity organisations, and the pharmaceutical industry; at local, national, and global levels.


  • Aims to train students to provide safe, high-quality care through effective organisation and management.
  • Explore management, marketing and leadership skills in contemporary health service organisations.
  • Learn how to deal with the pressure of developing services, changing policies and ever changing demands of senior management positions.
  • Understand how to motivate teams, transform services to meet changing demands and promote caring environments.
  • As the health care environment is constantly changing you will be encouraged to demonstrate adaptable, creative, analytical and innovative attributes.
  • Classes are interactive, striking the right balance between tuition and discussion.
  • Throughout the year we will host a series of social, networking and guest speaker events, including senior managers in the NHS, to enhance your learning experience.
  • Delivered in conjunction with the Adam Smith Business School, which holds triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and has 40 years of experience delivering management and leadership courses as part of its MBA.


Suitable for those working in a range of settings including public, private and not for profit health service environments.

You may already be a health professional and wish to develop your leadership skills to further your organisations values or be looking to develop linkages across the health and social care sector.

Alternatively, you may be new to management and health service organisations but wish to engage in a role where your values and compassion can facilitate social change. Examples of job types include:

  • Health service management at all levels and globally
  • General practice
  • Large hospital organisations
  • Private healthcare sector
  • Charity organisations
  • Pharmaceutical industry at a local, national, and global level.


This course will deliver an introduction to the fundamentals of management and leadership in health services, which are integral to undertaking the Masters in Health Service Management Programme.

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Entry requirements

A relevant first degree, at least at 2.2 honours level, or equivalent in addition to a minimum of six months work experience in health service management. Exceptionally, if a first degree is not relevant then a professional qualification and experience in the practice of health service management for at least two years at a professional level is required.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more

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