MSc Healthcare Management

Postgraduate, Part-time

Healthcare Management MSc



Study health and social care at an advanced level, learn alongside students from around the world and enhance your career development

Overview

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

The programme will prepare you to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care, and provide the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills within a broad international context.

The MSc Healthcare Management programme is distinctive in that it offers modules from the Business School and the School of Health and Social Care.

A particular feature is the opportunity to learn on campus with students from Scotland, across Europe and around the world.

On completion of the programme students already working in healthcare have attained promotion or commenced further study at PhD level.

Others have taken the programme as a stepping stone to healthcare management positions in their home country.

Lead academics and short bio

Patricia Perry is programme lead, module leader for International Health and Social Care, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has held various roles in clinical care management and education of healthcare professionals.

Elaine Carnegie is a healthcare professional with over 25 years’ experience spanning healthcare, academic and third sector arenas. Her training and experience includes: research and policy, healthcare management, general nursing, psychiatric nursing, learning disability nursing and drug counselling, and is complimented by a Master of Medical Science in Primary and Community Care and Nursing Doctorate.



Portrait of Patricia Perry

Mode of Study:

Part-time

(available as Full-time)

Duration:

3 years

Start date:

SepJan


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Course details

Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing students with engaging and contemporary learning materials that relate to 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.


  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This is a part-time course and attendance is individually tailored to meet student circumstances.

    You can choose to start in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, online learning and independent study.

  • note and pen Assessments

    A range of assessments are used for learning. These include: 

    • critically reflective outlines and essay
    • examination
    • learning agreement
    • project proposal
    • project
    • report
    • financial report
    • reflective account
  • briefcase Work placement There are no work placements on this programme. Students are encouraged to attend healthcare management events locally.
  • library Facilities Our Sighthill campus serves more than 5,000 students and staff of the Schools of Applied Sciences and Health & Social Care. Facilities include our [EN]GAGE sports centre.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU-Taught modules *£890 tba
Home/EU-Dissertation module £530 tba
Overseas Taught Modules *£1,950 tba
Overseas Dissertation £1,300 tba


Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 180 credits from taught modules and a dissertation. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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

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