• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Gain the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to tackle the increasingly complex challenges of the health and social care system. This 100% online and globally recognised MBA in Strategic Health and Social Care at the Manchester Metropolitan University is designed to maximise the potential of senior professionals in the field, as well as those looking to move into leadership roles.


From an ageing population to the changing patterns of disease, the demand on health and social care systems across the globe continue to rise. Ensuring a safe, quality service has become even more paramount for those in healthcare management, while increasing budget cuts and political pressures bring fresh challenges that require innovative solutions.

This advanced master’s degree in Strategic Health and Social Care at the Manchester Metropolitan University is designed to prepare the next generation of health and social care managers, leaders and entrepreneurs to think creatively and respond to future demands within their industry.

Delivered by Manchester Metropolitan Business School, one of only a handful of business schools in the UK that are accredited by both AMBA and AACSB, this Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Health and Social Care covers topical issues affecting the sector right now, from policy to front-line service, quality to commissioning, whilst also providing an in-depth overview of how to effectively manage complex organisations.

Features and benefits

  • Globally accredited - Impartial professional bodies think our MBA programme is one of the best, which is why it’s been given the seal of approval by the prestigious AMBA. Our Business School is also placed among the world’s elite according to AACSB, for its degree programmes, research, business engagement and innovation. We are one of only a handful of universities to have this double accreditation, a true hallmark of excellence.
  • Be at the forefront of new thinking - With expert teaching that is grounded in the latest sector research, you will gain first-hand knowledge of issues that will help you grow your career and respond directly to the demands of complex challenges.
  • Become Chartered Management Institute qualified - As a Manchester Metropolitan MBA graduate, you will be awarded affiliate membership of the prestigious Chartered Management Institute. You will achieve the Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Diploma upon completion of the programme, distinguishing you from the competition when looking for your next career move.

Programme Structure

Typical units of study may include:

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Transformational Leadership
  • From Policy to Frontline Service
  • Service Quality and Commissioning 
  • Incorporating Global Healthcare into an Organisation


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • A UK honours degree at 2:2 or above, or an international equivalent plus three years of work experience
  • OR significant management experience (at least 10 years), and a record of achievement in business and leadership
  • Minimum 25 years of age

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14400 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

We are currently offering a 10% Early Bird Discount to eligible professionals joining this programme.


We are currently offering thirty scholarships for high-quality individual applicants, which will take the form of an annual discount on the standard fee. The scholarship is of the value of £1000 p.a. for full-time students, and £500 p.a. for part-time students, and in each case is payable for the duration of the course. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and cannot be guaranteed. 

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