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Health Care Management MSc


Course Description

Designed to meet the management development needs of a modern health care system, the Master's in Health Care Management is provided in a research-based environment that allows health care managers to develop and enhance their skills. The Health Care Management MSc programme has a particular emphasis on assessing evidence for what is effective in managing health care and leadership. There is a focus on economic evaluation and research-based evidence.

Healthcare management is a very competitive area of employment. Our degree’s emphasis on developing skills has benefitted many people within health care in securing promotion. It also provides the major content for people seeking their first job in health care management and administration. The MSc in Healthcare Management 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. It is taught by research-active staff from a range of disciplines.

This programme in Healthcare Management will develop health care manager skills by teaching them to:

• Plan and deliver service improvements

• Work with others to achieve organisational goals

• Optimise resources used

• Manage and motivate change

• Communicate effectively and be accountable for performance.

Modules on the Health Care Management MSc typically include:

• Theoretical perspectives for managing and leading within health care
• Managing and leading in practice
• Organising health care
• Social, cultural and economic context of health
• Politics and policies
• Evidence and research for health care management
• Quality improvement
• Comparing health care systems
• Economic evaluation in health care
• Foundations in public health and primary health
• Psychology of health care management

Who should take this programme?

People working in healthcare management, and health and social care, wishing to develop and update their practice and those interested in entering the healthcare sector in a management capacity can all benefit from the Health Care Management programme.

Employability and Career Prospects

Health care management is a very competitive area of employment. Our degree’s emphasis on developing skills has benefitted many people within health care in securing promotion. It also provides the major content for people seeking their first job in health care management and administration.

Staff expertise

Staff on the teaching team for MSc Health Care Management have expertise in a variety of areas:

Professor Ceri Phillips has expertise in health economics
Professor David Hughes has expertise in policy, politics, and public engagement
Dr Deborah Fitzsimmons, Reader, has expertise in health economics and quantitative research methods
Dr John Gammon, Associate Professor, has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods
Dr David Rea, Senior Lecturer, has expertise in qualitative research methods, quality improvement, and patient involvement
Dr Amy Brown, Senior Lecturer, has expertise in psychology, management and quantitative research methods
Jan Lewis, Lecturer, has expertise in public health and primary care

Student endorsement

"I have joined Fortis Hospital in New Delhi Vasant Kunj, in India, as a Deputy Medical Superintendent just a few days back. Thank you for all the support in my MSc Health Care Management: Without it I wouldn't have been at this post."

Dr Chaitanya Pathania, India

Visit the Health Care Management MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Health Care Management MSc should possess either a 2.2 degree from a recognised university or awarding body, or equivalent qualifications, or have professional qualifications in a relevant field of work experience, or have at least two years’ relevant work experience. 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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