Research course

Healthcare Operational Management

University of Warwick · Warwick Manufacturing Group

Entry requirements

Second Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent). All academic backgrounds are eligible

Months of entry


Course content

This course has been designed to fulfil the specific needs of graduates interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. Healthcare organisations share many commonalities with production facilities, including the need for efficient process flow, change management, and quality standards.

You will explore the principles, approaches, strategies and techniques to understand, model, analyse and manage complex healthcare systems. You will also learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness and productivity without compromising quality or safety. Ultimately, you will gain the essential knowledge to manage the integration of people, systems and technologies to ensure the delivery of consistent high quality, person-centric care.

Modules include: Leading Change in the Healthcare Environment; Quality and Productivity in Health Service Systems; Operational Management and Clinical Systems Improvement; Introduction to Health Informatics; Electronic Healthcare Records; Resource Management in Healthcare; Introduction to Health Economics; Epidemiological and Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585