Taught course


Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Honours degree for example, BSc (Hons), normally at class 2:1 in a relevant subject or equivalent. A professional qualification linked to the nature of the award e.g. healthcare practitioner, Assistant Medical Officer.

Months of entry


Course content

This Healthcare programme, and its sister course MSc Healthcare Leadership, aims to prepare health professionals to enhance their own practice or to take on the challenges of healthcare leadership. Both programmes are aimed at healthcare practitioners who have registration in their own country or who have considerable experience of healthcare management and leadership. The programmes offer the opportunity to explore healthcare practice, healthcare service delivery and to develop knowledge and skills in research methods and service improvement. It is anticipated that students will be drawn from across the world allowing students an opportunity to work collaboratively with other students from different cultures and healthcare systems.

Both programmes provide opportunities to study contemporary issues in healthcare delivery from either a clinical or a leadership perspective. Providing an exciting mix of theory and practical application through enquiry based learning and workshop materials the programmes will allow students to apply theory to practice through table top exercises and simulation.

Students can enrol on a September or January delivery of this programme. The September delivery is 12 months long, while the January delivery is 20 months long and includes a summer break between June and August, where students might like to experience UK and European travel if they wish.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 243 7900