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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Health Care Management course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    04 June 2019

If you are currently working in a health-related management role and want to build on your experience or are looking to develop your career in this area, our Master’s degree in Health Care Management will give you the perfect grounding.

You will learn how to plan and deliver service improvements, manage change, work with others to achieve organisational goals, communicate effectively, and make the best use of resources.

Throughout your studies, you will gain leadership tools that can be applied in a wide variety of health care and related management roles. 

Why Health Care Management at Swansea?

The Health Care Management course attracts students from a wide range of nationalities, providing excellent opportunities to share knowledge about the unique challenges faced by healthcare managers working in different countries.

Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.

We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Health Care Management experience

Our wide range of optional modules means that you can tailor your studies to your particular interests and career goals.

Our teaching staff are active in practice and research and have a wealth of professional experience in areas including health economics, management and leadership, psychology, public health, and primary care, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and practical expertise.

You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Health Care Management careers

Your Master’s qualification in Health Care Management will open up opportunities for career development in a wide range of healthcare settings. You will also have a solid base for further study or to explore related areas such as research, education, and policy development. 

Health Care Management modules

Modules on the MSc in Health Care Management may include:

  • Politics and Policies
  • Organising Health Care
  • Evidence and Research for Health Care Management
  • Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health
  • Theory and Practice of Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Foundations in Public Health and Primary Health Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Comparing Health Care Systems
  • Economic Evaluation in Health Care
  • Dissertation (Health Care Management)

How you're taught on the Health Care Management course

Throughout the course you will benefit from interactive lectures, you will be encouraged to contribute your 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 in 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.

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