Taught course

Health Care Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements Applicants should hold the equivalent of a UK Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with a minimum of 2:1 or equivalent. Students whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum IELTS: overall 6.5 with no component lower than 5.5 (or equivalent). Pre-sessional English is available.

Months of entry


Course content


Health Care Management is life in hospitals and other health related facilities is changing rapidly with government, funding bodies and healthcare insurance companies demanding greater accountability and efficiencies. Increasing complexity of the patients' journey requires a sophisticated, changing and responsive staff profile. Commissioning and purchasing of health related services, logistics, continuous professional development, accounting, legal and professional regulation along with increasing public scrutiny of health care systems require expert high quality strategic management functions. This course prepares the next generation of healthcare managers, leaders and entrepreneurs.

What will you learn

You will study a range of modules which provide a detailed understanding of business management combined with examination of contemporary challenges within healthcare management.

Specifically you will study:

  • Strategic Management for Health Care;
  • Operational Health Care Management;
  • Human Resource Management;
  • Financial Analysis and Decision-Making;
  • Principles of Marketing;
  • Contemporary Issues in Health;
  • Public Health and Health Development.

Additionally you learn about research methodology and apply this to a healthcare management project.

You will experience learning with students from other business and health programmes in addition to those specialising in healthcare management at different stages of your course.

You will be supported by a personal tutor and receive individual supervision for your research project.

How will this course be taught

The course is delivered through a series of lectures and seminars for each module with the exception of your research project for which you receive individual supervision.

Lecture notes or supportive learning materials will normally be available to you on line through the university’s module webs so that you can reflect on earlier learning and gradually develop a coherent and comprehensive knowledge of your subject.

The university offers extensive e-resources to students with access to a significant range of e-journals and e-books in addition to a well stocked library.

Your personal tutor will meet with you to progress your learning throughout your studies.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Unit
024 7679 5388 or 024 7679 5958