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Postgraduate courses 2024/25

Healthcare Management, MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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.

*Please note that the MSc Biomedical Science*, PG Cert Biomedical Science and PG Diploma Biomedical Science will be awarded to Applicants/New students joining from September 2024. MSc Biomedical Science (Online), PG Diploma Biomedical Science (Online) and PG Cert Biomedical Science (Online) awards will continue to apply to students who joined the programme before September 2024.

If you want to apply for the 2024 April intake please see the course information on this page

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1-7 years distance learning

Start month

October; April

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • Complete two 12-week modules to gain a PGCert in Biomedical Science, Healthcare Quality Management, Healthcare Management or Haematology.
  • Complete four 12-week modules to gain a PGDip in Biomedical Science, Healthcare Quality Management, Healthcare Management or Haematology.
  • Complete four modules and a research project to gain an MSc in Biomedical Science, Healthcare Quality Management, Healthcare Management or Haematology.
  • The MSc in Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact 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 Operations Co-ordinator and Administrators at BioMed are 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 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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact

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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 for more information.

How you will learn

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.


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.

Fees and funding

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

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

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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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.