• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Health Care Policy and Management programme from the University of Birmingham, provides both theoretical frameworks and practical tools that can be applied to health systems in the UK and overseas, designed for senior managers, clinicians and policy makers working in or with health care organisations, or with an interest in developing their careers in this direction.

About

Why study the  Health Care Policy and Management programme from the University of Birmingham?

  • The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) is one of the UK’s leading centres for research, teaching, professional development and consultancy to health and social care agencies. For more than forty years, the Centre’s mission has been to strengthen leadership and management in health care, and to promote improved health and wellbeing.
  • HSMC has pioneered innovative approaches to personal and professional education. We deliver multi award winning national leadership programmes that have made a real difference to the working lives of staff and have improved patient care and experience across all healthcare settings.
  • HSMC is underpinned by a number of distinct principles developed by academic, policy and practice partners: n Recognition of the interdependence between applied research, teaching, evaluation and policy analysis n Emphasis on providing research-based analysis, development and teaching n A focus on developing sustainable national and international collaborations and networks to benefit policy makers, managers, staff, patients and service users.
  • A course at HSMC bridges the traditional divide between academic study and the worlds of policy and practice.

Careers

This programme is designed for senior managers, clinicians and policy makers who are already working in or with health care organisations, or who have an interest in developing their careers in this direction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Services Management 
  • Health Policy 
  • Introduction to Organisational Development for Health and Social Care 
  • People, Patients and Communities
  • Health Care Quality Improvement and Innovation 
  • Health Care Quality: Measuring and Assuring
  • Integrated Care Policy and Theory
  • Strategic Planning and Decision Making

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

General Requirements

  • The normal entrance requirement is a good Honours degree (upper second-class or above), or an equivalent professional qualification and professional experience. However, appropriate career experience may be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11520 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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MSc.:

  • Home and EU (PT): £5,760

PGDiploma:

  • Home and EU (FT): £9,900
  • Home and EU (PT): £4,950
  • Overseas (FT): £15,480

PGCert.:

  • Home and EU (PT): £4,950

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • A postgraduate loans system for Masters degrees in the UK will provide up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas including part-time and distance learning.

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