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Health Care Policy and Management, MSc./PGDip./PGCert.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (QS) ,
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 included:

  • 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
    • Masters (180 credits) incorporates taught modules with an additional piece of independent research in the form of a dissertation.
    • Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) are earned with ‘taught’ modules of 20 credits each.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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).

  • 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.

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level;
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students.

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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

    The new Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Masters degrees in the UK is available for students normally residing in England.

    The main details of the new Postgraduate Loan are:

    • A loan of up to £10,609 will be made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses. 
    • The loan will be available to students across all discipline subject areas for full-time, part-time and distance learning Masters programmes, so long as you do not have existing qualifications at Masters-level or above (which includes undergraduate integrated Masters qualifications, such as MSci or MEng etc).
    • The loan will be paid directly to you, into a UK bank account.

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