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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

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How you will study
full-time

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About Health Care Management at Swansea University

Performance:

  • The MSc focuses on developing an appreciation among students for examining the evidence of good management so it can be put into practice in a context where healthcare is increasingly integrated with social care
  • Emphasis on developing skills has benefitted many people within health care in securing promotion
  • Provides the major content for people seeking their first job in health care management and administration
  • Taught by research active staff from a range of disciplines

Teaching and Employability:

  • Designed to meet the management development needs of a modern healthcare system
  • Particular emphasis on assessing evidence for what is effective in managing healthcare and leadership
  • Focus on economic evaluation and research-based evidence

Course Overview

The Masters Degree in Health Care Management develops health care managers and enhances their skills within a research-based environment.

Health care management is a very competitive and rewarding area of employment. The MSc is designed for people with experience of management in health care, or for those expecting to have a significant management component in their future employment.

The skills and knowledge gained through this degree are applicable to a wide variety of health care and related management roles.  Participants will leave equipped with a range of managerial and leadership tools that will enable them to meet the challenges of working in health care management today.

The course has an international standing with students selected from a wide range of different nationalities.  This provides attendees with an opportunity to learn from their course colleagues about different health care systems and the unique challenges faced by managers in different countries.

This course explores the following in a healthcare environment:

  • planning and delivery of service improvements
  • working with others to achieve organisational goals
  • optimising resources used
  • managing and motivating change
  • communicating effectively and being accountable for performance

Course structure

Lectures are interactive with students encouraged to contribute their own experience of working in health care and related settings. In addition to lectures course modules include workshops, group discussions, team exercises and student led presentations.

Full-time students will study for 13 months, attending taught modules from October to Easter (part one). Part two is undertaken through the completion of a dissertation which must be submitted by 30th September of the same year.

 Part-time students will study the part one modules one day a week over two years (Typically in year one students attend October to Easter on Tuesdays and in year two October to December on Thursdays. Year two January to Easter is modular and the day of attendance will depend on the module selected.), Dissertations must be submitted by 30th September of the third year.

The MSc Health Care Management comprises two parts.

Part one is taught through five compulsory modules and a choice of two optional modules.

Part two requires completion of a dissertation - This independent directed module can only be taken on successful completion of all of the taught modules.

 

Assessment

A variety of methods are used including written assignments and presentations to assess each module. There is a pass mark of 50% for each module and the dissertation. 

Who should apply to this course

  • Candidates working in health care management looking to develop and update their practice
  • Candidates interested in entering the health care sector in a managerial capacity
  • Candidates keen to gain an academic or critical appreciation of health care management
  • Candidates whose role involves close working or partnership with health care organisations e.g. voluntary sector, social service, pharmaceutical sector, etc.

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MSc Full-time £5,900 £14,200 MSc Part-time £2,950 £7,150 MSc Part-time £1,950 £4,750

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

English language requirements: Students are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent, prior to starting the programme.  

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