MSc Healthcare ManagementFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
|Awards available||MSc , PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate), PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)|
|Programme length||Two years part-time (distance learning only)|
|Part-time study available||
Yes, part-time only
This programme is delivered online through a blend of self-guided study and real time tutorials and discussions. There are six units in total and a final dissertation project.
|Start date||September 2022|
This innovative distance learning programme is designed for those with an interest in pursuing a career in management or with managerial responsibilities in the healthcare sector. The programme aims to create a new generation of healthcare professionals who understand and can provide solutions for the challenges faced by health systems and healthcare organisations.
The MSc reflects contemporary themes and developments within healthcare management. You will discuss the latest understanding of how to successfully manage healthcare organisations and acquire the skills and confidence to challenge, innovate and solve problems. You will also have the opportunity to pursue projects relevant to healthcare management.
The programme draws from the knowledge of leading University of Bristol academics from across disciplines and healthcare experts from industry to offer both a comprehensive research-driven theoretical framework and practice-oriented knowledge and management skills. It provides an in-depth understanding and specialised knowledge of a number of subjects related to healthcare organisations, such as leadership, management, financial reporting, innovation, quality and safety.
It brings together the significant expertise and reputation of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. It also benefits from the presence of world-class cross-disciplinary research institutions, along with the partnership and collaboration between the University and major healthcare providers in the South West.
This online programme is delivered through a blend of recorded lectures, activities and web-based discussions. Through collaborative learning environments, you will network and learn from peers from a variety of backgrounds. Distance learning offers the flexibility to study from anywhere in the world, allowing you to manage your own time and resources efficiently whatever your personal and professional commitments.
Fees for 2022/23
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:
- UK: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: part-time (two years)
Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2022/23
Funding is sometimes available through organisation sponsorship, or more commonly through a combination of individual and organisation funding.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
The master's programme features six discrete taught units and a research dissertation. All units are mandatory.
Each taught unit covers an important healthcare sub-field, which will equip you with the practice-oriented knowledge, theoretical frameworks and decision-making skills needed in your chosen employment.
You will have the opportunity to integrate the knowledge acquired from different healthcare disciplines into a project focused on patient safety, risk management and quality improvement.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Healthcare Management.
Applicants must be in full-time or part-time professional employment and hold a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent, including a clinical subject, or equivalent qualification. In exceptional circumstances candidates with a lower class degree, equivalent qualifications or at least two years' work experience in the healthcare sector may be admitted if they can demonstrate their potential for master's-level work.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
This programme is intended for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career with managerial responsibilities in the healthcare sector. This includes managers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals who are already working in or with healthcare organisations, or who are interested in developing their careers in this direction.
The programme is also an ideal platform for anyone who does not have prior working knowledge of healthcare organisations but would like to pursue a career in this sector.
Expected application closure dateApplications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen for 2023 entry in October 2022.
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