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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    1 year

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,760overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

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    54th out of 123 7

    24th out of 35 6

  • Entry standards

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    133 61%

    45th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    56th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    122nd

    33
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    / Max 239
    179 74%

    22nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

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    99 99%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    12th

    8

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