Taught course

Healthcare Management

University of Bristol · Bristol Dental School

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent, including a clinical degree. Candidates with a lower class of degree, equivalent qualifications or at least two years' work experience in the healthcare sector may be admitted if they can demonstrate their potential for master's-level work.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme is designed for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in management or with managerial responsibilities in the healthcare sector. Students will be from a variety of professional backgrounds, including doctors, nurses, managers and other healthcare professions. The programme aims to create a new generation of healthcare professionals who understand and provide solutions for the challenges faced by health systems and healthcare organisations in the 21st century.

The MSc reflects contemporary themes and developments within healthcare management. You will discuss the latest understanding of how to successfully manage healthcare organisations and acquire the skills and confidence to challenge, innovate and solve problems.

The programme draws from the knowledge of both leading academics from across disciplines and healthcare experts to offer a comprehensive research-driven theoretical framework and practice-oriented knowledge and management skills. It provides an in-depth understanding and specialised knowledge of a number of subjects related to healthcare organisation, such as leadership, management, financial reporting, innovation, quality and safety.

You will benefit from the interdisciplinarity, uniqueness and flexibility of this programme. It brings together the significant expertise and reputation of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. It also benefits from the presence of world-class cross-disciplinary research institutions, such as the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, along with the partnership and collaboration between the University and major healthcare providers in the South West.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Peter Robinson
+44 (0) 117 342 9646