Northumbria’s Healthcare Management MSc will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and confidence you need to initiate and sustain real change within the complex and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.
The course is designed to address global needs within the healthcare sector for committed personnel with strong management competencies. You will learn as part of a multicultural student cohort, from academics who have extensive experience in practice. This will give you access to new perspectives on healthcare, which will inform your future professional practice.
You will study modules in Strategic Management of Healthcare, Leadership & Collaborative Working in Public Health, Managing Health Improvement Through Social Marketing, and Research Approaches, Methods and Skills. You will supplement your understanding of these core topics with an in-depth research project in an area of professional interest.
Three course delivery options are available to fit with your professional and personal needs:
This intensive 12-month full-time programme which begins in September.
An 18-month full-time programme that commences in January: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/msc-healthcare-management-dtfhsx6/
And a part-time programme over 28 months that begins in September: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/healthcare-management-dtphmz6/
Learn From The Best
The MSc Healthcare Management course is taught by a team of lecturers who boast extensive experience and knowledge of a variety of health management roles. This knowledge is integrated into all aspects of their teaching to ensure that all topics covered within this course are relevant to the workplace and the wider healthcare industry.
The staff will be there to support you through every step of your course, ensuring you leave with confidence and understanding of all aspects of this challenging and rapidly evolving sector.
The content and teaching methods utilised on this course have been designed to meet the requirements of both home and international students, and we have a vast network of support available should English not be your first language. Northumbria was ranked 3rd in the UK (2015) for satisfaction levels in the International Student Barometer survey.
Teaching And Assessment
Learning and teaching strategies include lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities, tutorials, discussions and self-directed learning. You will be active in the learning process and develop as a critically reflective individual.
Formative assessment will be used throughout the course to provide opportunities for feedback and development, within a supportive peer environment. Summative assessments include a report, an essay, an exam, an oral presentation and a poster presentation, in which you will be able to focus on an area of personal interest.
You will also complete a final dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the close guidance of your allocated supervisor.
AC0778 - Research: Approaches, Methods and skills (Core, 30 Credits)
AC0779 - Strategic Management of Healthcare (Core, 30 Credits)
AC0780 - Leadership and Collaborative Working in Public Health and Healthcare (Core, 30 Credits)
AC0781 - Managing Health Improvement through Social Marketing (Core, 30 Credits)
PP0723 - Project Feasibility Study Dissertation (NotDefined, 60 Credits)
PP0727 - Empirical Project (NotDefined, 60 Credits)
PP0728 - Practice Project (NotDefined, 60 Credits)
PP0729 - Systematic Appraisal (NotDefined, 60 Credits)
This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus, where our facilities are some of the most advanced in the country. They allow us to ensure your learning evolves in line with the latest developments in the industry.
Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your degree. You will receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides, reading lists and collaborative working opportunities. Key lectures will also be recorded to allow you to listen again.
If English is not your first language you will also have access to the English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) programme to help you develop your English language, academic writing and study skills.
Being part of the MSc Healthcare Management course will mean you are learning from a team of research-active professionals who are passionate about healthcare and their individual areas of specialism.
Staff will use their own research as the basis for some module sessions, and you will actively engage with contemporary research across the sector.
You will develop your own research methodologies and skills through the dissertation module. The dissertation will be an opportunity to demonstrate your independence, creativity and unique contribution to healthcare knowledge practice and/or policy.
Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).
Give Your Career An Edge
You will leave this course equipped with advanced understanding and skills in strategic healthcare management, change management, managing health improvement through social marketing, and leadership and collaborative working in health. Most of the modules give you scope to focus on your particular discipline interests, giving you a distinct advantage when progressing to professional employment.
To further enhance your employment prospects you will be actively encouraged to undertake relevant volunteering opportunities, and to attend local and national events. These elements will provide you with invaluable opportunities to meet practitioners and experts within the field of healthcare management.
For international students there may be a practice learning opportunity available, to give you a brief insight into healthcare management in the UK.
This MSc will equip you for employment in healthcare management across public or government services, voluntary organisations, non-governmental organisations and private organisations globally.
Further study options are available should you wish to progress your studies to PhD level, and graduates may also wish to pursue careers within teaching or research.
To further enhance your future opportunities we offer ongoing career development support in the form of career guidance, CV advice, portfolio building and interview preparation. You will also develop valuable skills for high level employment including initiative, personal responsibility, problem solving, team working and planning.