Entry requirements

In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the equivalent of a UK first or second class honours degree (minimum Bachelor 2:2 (Hons). If you are a non-native English speaker you will need to submit an English test result equivalent to IELTS 6.5

How to Apply

For more information on the applciation process and for a link to the application form, please visit: warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry

Months of entry

October

Course content

Designed for

This MSc in Healthcare Operational Management has been designed to fulfil the specific needs and requirements of graduates interested in a management or leadership role within the complex healthcare service sector. It is suitable for graduates from a broad range of academic disciplines across technical, scientific, medical, management and social sciences.

What the course will provide

Healthcare organisations share commonalities with production facilities, including the need for efficient process flow, change management, and quality standards. As a student you will explore the principles, approaches, strategies, and techniques for analysing, designing, and managing complex healthcare systems. You will learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness, productivity, quality, and safety.

Throughout the year, you’ll acquire the skills and knowledge to assess organisational performance and drive the development and implementation of innovation in healthcare organisations in order to bring about improvement. You will learn about the workings of health systems and the processes that have impact on the industry today, such as the transformative abilities of technology and data.

We will provide you with an insight into health systems modelling, e-health, health informatics, and epidemiology. 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.

Course structure and assessment

The curriculum is divided in eight, core taught modules and the project. After each taught module, you will complete a post-module assignment. Your project is worth 33% of your final grade and supports you in developing your personal research and analytical skills. Your research will be related to issues of quality and productivity in the healthcare context and will provide opportunity for you to focus on an aspect of particular interest to you.

Modules

  • Leading Change in Healthcare
  • Quality and Productivity in Health Service Systems
  • Operational Management and Clinical Systems Improvement
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Electronic Healthcare Records
  • Epidemiology and Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Resource Management in Healthcare Service Delivery

Future career prospects

Healthcare is a dynamic sector with ever increasing demands worldwide. There is a constant need for experts with the knowledge, skills and expertise to manage and drive innovation, implement change and improve quality and efficiency in healthcare services. As a graduate of HOM, you will have a broad range of career opportunities open to you within managerial or organisational leadership roles. With additional experience, you would expect to progress into a key executive role in the healthcare sector, which would involve leading and overseeing programmes, service transformation and policy.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG Admissions team at: wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives for the University of Warwick is available on the web page here.

Fees and funding

UK students
£14,820
International students
£27,160

WMG will be awarding over £750,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2020.

Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG Excellence Scholarship, application deadline is 1st April 2020. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

There are also bursaries available for nationals from Syria, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon and Latin America.

For information on other funding opportunities, please visit the WMG funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
WMG Master's Team
Email
wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)24 7657 5889