Taught course

Healthcare Management

University of Bristol · Centre for Health Sciences Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants must be in full-time or part-time professional employment and hold a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent, including a clinical subject, or equivalent qualification. In exceptional circumstances candidates with a lower class 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 innovative distance learning programme is designed for those with an interest in pursuing a career in management or with managerial responsibilities in the healthcare sector. The programme aims to create a new generation of healthcare professionals who understand and can provide solutions for the challenges faced by health systems and healthcare organisations in the 21st century. You will currently be working in a variety of settings including academic or clinical settings.

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. You will also have the opportunity in both year one and two to pursue projects relevant to healthcare management, where possible applying your learning to your own place of work.

The programme draws from the knowledge of leading University of Bristol academics from across disciplines and healthcare experts from industry to offer both 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 organisations, 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 University's 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.

This online programme is delivered through a blend of recorded lectures, activities and web-based tutorials and discussions. Through collaborative learning environments, you will have the opportunity to network and learn from peers from a variety of backgrounds. You will also have the chance to participate in real time discussions and presentations. Distance learning offers you the flexibility to study in your own environment from anywhere in the world, allowing you to manage your own time and resources efficiently whatever your personal and professional commitments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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