Postgraduate prospectus

Healthcare Management, MSc

This online healthcare management programme will help you analyse and improve your managerial effectiveness, supporting your progression towards senior management positions in the healthcare sector.

These awards form part of our Biomed Online programme for health sector workers who want to keep abreast of latest developments. You can study our modules individually for your continuing professional development (CPD) or follow a specific pathway to pursue a postgraduate award (PGCert / PGDip / MSc) in Healthcare Management.

The Healthcare Management course offers advanced qualifications for senior management positions within healthcare settings. Our intensive 12-week taught modules provide current or aspiring healthcare managers with the tools to evaluate and develop their administrative activities more effectively. To complete the master's degree (MSc), you will also conduct a research-focused workplace project.

Our modules are supported by a consortium of NHS Trusts, Pathology Joint Ventures, Public Health England and the University of Greenwich. Each module comes with full support from an experienced practitioner and has been approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the leading body for current practitioners in the field.

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Additional info

Students complete two modules for a PG Cert in Healthcare Management, or four modules for a PG Diploma in Healthcare Management. See the pathway options. Students undertaking the full MSc must also complete a workplace-based project.

The modules available for this programme are shown below. The spread over five years is an example of how the study can be completed. There is flexibility for completion in a shorter or longer timeframe – maximum 3 years for PG Cert; 5 years for PG Dip; 7 years for the full MSc.

Department

School of Science

Duration

1-7 years distance learning

Start month

October; April

Home/international fees

* April 2023 starters pay the 2022/23 fees.

2022/23 fees

What you should know about this course

  • You can begin online courses in April or October. Scholarships are available, please contact the Biomed Online office for details.
  • Our online courses are mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.
  • Complete two 12-week modules to gain a PGCert in Biomedical Science (Online) award, a PGCert in Healthcare Quality Management or a PGCert in Healthcare Management.
  • Complete four 12-week modules to gain a PGDip in Biomedical Science (Online), Healthcare Quality Management or Healthcare Management.
  • Complete four modules and a research project to gain an MSc Biomedical Science (Online). The MSc is validated by the University of Greenwich and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Each tutor is an expert who has been selected for their knowledge and experience of the healthcare workplace and trained by us to support students online. The course leader oversees the programme to ensure high standards and value. Technical support is provided by the Product Manager. The Admin Manager and Administrator at BioMed is available for administrative matters and advice.

Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a BSc or MSc from an EU university or equivalent professional clinical qualification, or experience gained within the NHS or an equivalent healthcare setting. Equivalent qualifications from a non-EU university will be assessed on an individual basis.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

You can apply for any study you have already completed to be recognised where there is a close match to one of our core modules (in terms of content and credits).  Please contact biomed@gre.ac.uk for more information.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2022/23. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2022/23 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Learning experience

Structured learning and teaching activities encourage interaction and engagement between students and tutors using online communication tools.

The 60-credit research project (MSc only) is designed to be relevant to your profession and of benefit to your workplace. You'll be supported by a member from your workplace and a member of the university.

Class sizes

Courses are delivered in small groups with a high level of student support. (Tutor-to-student ratio is 1:10.)

Independent learning

  • Your tutor will help you develop your knowledge and skills as you work through the course.
  • Self-management and professional development is integral to the course. You develop these skills as you work through the learning activities.
  • Modules are updated each time they are run, so the material is always current and appropriate for the skills you need.

Overall workload

  • The courses are designed to give you 60 hours of learning over 12 weeks.
  • You will work hard for a short period. Experience has shown that this is the best period of time for working with distance-learning materials.
  • Courses are updated each time they are run, so you can be sure that the material is current and appropriate for the skills you need to gain.

Assessment

The assessment procedure is different for each course. The assessments include quizzes, reports, presentations and project work. Your course tutor will guide you through them. The research project (MSc) should be of a standard suitable for publication in a scientific journal or equivalent.

Feedback summary

Weekly online discussion sessions are scheduled into the course timetable to provide swift feedback on activities. Feedback is conducted one-to-one between tutor and student online and is monitored by the course team to ensure support is continuously maintained.

Dates and timetables

Terms run from October to January, and April to July.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2022/23 fees *

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* April 2023 starters pay the 2022/23 fees.

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Details of costs and fees can be viewed at BioMed Online.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Courses are suitable for healthcare professionals including biomedical, clinical and research scientists; laboratory, hospital and health service managers; nurses, pharmacists and medical technical officers; quality, health and safety and risk and governance managers.

BioMed Online helps employees across the health sector to stay abreast of the latest developments in biomedical science and related subjects. You may already have a qualification in a science such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry or pharmacy at a range of levels from HNC or BSc to PhD.

Do you provide employability services?

We expect that students on this course will already be in employment.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

The BioMed team ensures that the course is updated regularly, using student and tutor reports, workplace reports, external examiner reports and consultations with subject matter experts. The course leader oversees the programme to ensure high standards and value.

Support from the department

Technical support for this programme is provided by the Product Manager. The Admin Manager and Administrator at BioMed is available for administrative matters and advice.

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