MSc Healthcare Management

Postgraduate, Full-Time

Develop the knowledge and skills required to study health and social care at an advanced level and enhance your career development.

  • Napier code:

    72755MM

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    1 year, 18 months for January start

  • Award:

    MSc

  • Location:

    Sighthill campus

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Course introduction

Please note this course was formerly titled: MSc Health Administration

This innovative course is designed for graduates who have, or aspire to, a management role in health and social care.

The MSc Healthcare Management programme is designed to prepare students to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care. Throughout the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills within a broad international context.


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Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing students with engaging and contemporary materials which link practice and theory and challenge students to take a critical perspective on both.

While the assessment methods used are varied, they all have direct relevance to the world of work. The MSc Healthcare Management programme is distinctive in that it offers modules from the School of Health and Social Care, the School of Applied Sciences and the Business School. 

Subjects include

  • Leadership and finance for effective service delivery
  • Contemporary human resource management
  • Organisational Change and Management
  • Clinical governance and improvement practice
  • Exploring evidence to improve practice
  • Healthcare Management project
  • Modules from:
    • Contemporary ethical and professional Issues in healthcare
    • International health and social care

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

The course aims to enable students to be innovative, provide leadership and prepare them as professional health care managers.

Critical appraisal of culturally relevant health and social policy is used to help students achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels.


The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above or equivalent.  We look for applicants to have a background in health, health sciences or management in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.


Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Home/EU £3,750 £3,750
Overseas £12,620 £12,620

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