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Healthcare Management MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Service Administration / Management Management (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

This postgraduate qualification can also be taken by students studying for an undergraduate medical degree as an intercalated MSc (iMSc).

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.

Careers and employability

This postgraduate degree has been developed with the healthcare management professional in mind and offers many opportunities for career enhancement.

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.

Modules

This module will explore how medics are managed in the NHS compared to other clinical staff, such as nurses and midwives. It will also look at how medical clinicians are managed in comparison with other professionals, such as accountants, teachers and lawyers; plus contrast the management of counterpart clinicians in other countries. This module belongs to semester one.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£9,305

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£19,760

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 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.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more