All research degree programmes may be undertaken either by full-time study or, for home and EU students only, by part-time study. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer distance learning courses for postgraduate research, although we are exploring the possibility of offering this in the future.
The Health Services Management programme from University of Birmingham offers two types of research degree: MPhil and PhD. Both may be taken either by full- or part-time study. Prospective applicants for research degrees in any aspect of health service management and health care policy are invited to apply, outlining their special interests. As part of their application, candidates will need to submit an outline proposal of their research topic.
If I gain a postgraduate research degree in this area, what are my career prospects?
The skills you will gain from studying in the School are highly sought after in most jobs or professions, as you will develop analytical skills and the ability to gather, assess and interpret data, all of which require clear and logical thinking. Birmingham's School of Social Policy postgraduates enter a wide range of occupational sectors: the majority in the public sector in areas such as youth work but others including events, sales administration and education. Many graduates also opt to continue in academia.
Programme StructureHSMC offers the opportunity to study for research degrees in a wide variety of topics relating to health services policy and management, including:
- Health Policy and Reform
- Decision making and strategic planning
- Service and quality improvement
- Public, patients and communities
- Leadership and management
- Workforce and professions
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesHealth Administration Health Sciences View 454 other Masters in Health Administration in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Direct entry to a PhD programme requires a Masters degree or a relevant good Honours degree. The entry requirements for an MPhil are a good Honours degree or equivalent. Post-qualification experience will also be taken into account when considering applicants. Possibilities exist for transfer to a PhD programme from an MPhil programme.
International18450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18450 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.
International £18,450 to £19,440
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.