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Course Essentials

Do you work in the health industry and want to progress to a management role?

Delivered 100% online our Healthcare Management degree will help you learn how to accommodate the increasingly complex needs of individuals and communities by managing the social care landscape through dynamic leadership approaches.

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Key Information

UCAS Course Code:
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Exemptions Available:
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Course Details & Modules

The BA (Hons) Healthcare Management has a range of modules designed to develop you as a professional manager in this sector.

Covering three core themes, Professional Environment & Practice, Operations & Quality Management and Leadership & Management, this course will give you the tools that could lead to a career as a professional practitioner, manager or leader in Health and Social Care.

Modules are:

Level 4

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • The Environment of Social Care
  • Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planning & Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Level 5

  • Financial Control & Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Health & Safety Management
  • Health, Ageing and Social Care
  • Inter-Agency Working in Care Delivery
  • Leading Teams in Health and Social Care

Level 6

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Difference, Diversity and Inclusive Practice
  • Project Management & Risk
  • Research Methods & Final Project


Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Course Fees & Funding



You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:


If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.


Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Careers Impact

Want to know exactly what a BA (Hons) in Healthcare could do for you?

Here are some key career impact facts for you to consider:

With a Health Care degree you could work in the National Health Service, private healthcare and voluntary or not-for-profit organisations in a range of settings including:

  • Residential Care homes or hospices
  • Community healthcare (e.g. doctor's surgery, dental surgery, health clinic)
  • Hospitals
  • Home care settings

If you wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care, here’s a selection of the type of jobs available to you:

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health service manager
  • Care Management
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development

Our student Edith

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Health & Social Care degree. She feels the degree has made a huge impact on her life and career and we are proud of her achievements so far.

“I have loved every minute of it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students on the blog. Arden was extremely helpful in guiding me with the student loan.

So here I am now, earning 10,000 pounds a year more than I was 3 months ago. I am now a Regional Trainer. I will proudly graduate in 2016 when I am 61.”

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

You might be deciding between the business side of the healthcare industry and the nursing, clinical side. Visit our knowledge base to explore a comparison of these two side of the industry.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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