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MSc International Healthcare Management

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

MAY-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Service Administration / Management Management (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Healthcare is a subject that affects everyone from all over the world, and this programme gives you a chance to delve into the management of this complex and vital field.

During this online MSc International Healthcare Management course you will look into healthcare management issues facing managers today. You’ll learn how to make decisions and implement change based on those issues, as well as issues you are facing in your own healthcare environment.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • the key issues and challenges facing senior management in today’s healthcare environments and the benefits of strategic management
  • how to use health economics to inform public policies and planning for effective and efficient delivery of healthcare services
  • practical leadership skills underpinned by a critical appreciation of leadership theory
  • the concept of evidence-based management practice in healthcare environments

You’ll also have the opportunity to develop a focused piece of independent research into a global healthcare management issue that is of personal interest to you. If you are looking for a course which will make a real change within your healthcare environment, then this course is perfect for you.

Teaching methods

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our courses are delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your dedicated Student Support team

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Support team, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

Career prospects

Studying your online MSc International Healthcare Management can lead to a career in hospital or healthcare management in a variety of public and private organisations around the world.

You may also want to look at careers in related fields such as public and community health management, medical sales or third sector organisations, outpatient care and public health, support service executives and many more roles in business and health.

Modules

Healthcare Management Dissertation (40 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Strategic Management in Healthcare (20 Credits)
Healthcare Leadership in Practice (20 Credits)
Health Economics (20 Credits)
Financial Decision Making (20 Credits)
Healthcare Management: Principle and Practices (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

11,570

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

11,570

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our MSc International Healthcare Management, which considers academic or work-based experience. Academic entry route - You must have the following qualifications as a minimum: an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification. Work experience entry route - You must meet the following criteria: at least 3 years’ experience in a relevant field, supported by appropriate references.

Department profile

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including...more