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Course Essentials

If you have previously completed a relevant HND (or equivalent) then this Top-Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Healthcare Management in just 8 months. By the end of this programme, you’ll be able to make informed decisions that lead to better practise in the challenging and changing healthcare environment.

This fast-track route is the equivalent of the final year of undergraduate study and can be a low-cost time-efficient route to be the best you can be and open up new career opportunities. You get the flexibility of online learning alongside the support of structured face to face seminars across just 2 days per week at one of our London study centres.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
N10C
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you should have:

  • a HND in Business or equivalent, provided that your prior learning is consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business (Finance, Marketing, HRM and Operations Management)

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

Do you want to become a confident healthcare professional? If you need complex healthcare knowhow you’re starting in the right place. By the end of this programme, you’ll be able to make informed decisions that lead to better practise in this challenging and changing environment and achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Healthcare Management.

Your core modules are:

Level 6

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health and Sustainability
  • Project Management and Risk
  • Research Methods and Final Project

Assessments

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

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work

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 can give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

How much is my course?

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UK Fees & Funding

The tuition fee for this course is £6,165 per level.

The most common funding of undergraduate degrees for students in the UK is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

• 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.

UK students who study our full-time blended courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance.

If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options such as instalments, on the Fees & Funding main page.

EU & International Fees & Funding

This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, we run this course as a distance learning programme and you can make your application here.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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:

  • Health and Social Care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever. These developments mean there is likely to be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled people.
  • More than 60% of health studies graduates are in full-time employment six months after graduating, with a further 25% undertaking study or combining work and study, as reported by Prospects.
  • Boosting your intellectual knowledge of health and social care, a health degree can equip you with a range of vocational skills that will lead you into your future career.
  • Achieving a degree demonstrates your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas.

With a Health Care degree you could work in the National Health Service, private healthcare and voluntary and 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;
  • People's homes.

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.”

With a BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree from Arden University, you could be an ideal candidate for any of the above and more! 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.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Study Centres

When you sign up for one of our compressed blended degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full time degree, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full time campus-based degree, without the full time commitment.

So, what will it be like?

  • You will have just 2-3 set days per week on campus
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

It’s a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

And the study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, the modern centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

What centres are available?

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

Just a 10 minute walk from Ealing Broadway Underground, this centre boasts great transport links, impressive facilities and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Ealing Campus, The Green, Ealing, London. W5 5EW

Tower Hill Campus

Tower Hill underground is just a two minute walk from our campus Sceptre Court. Our campus is just on the border of the City of London - the perfect location for anyone studying a career focused degree or MBA.

Tower Hill Campus, Sceptre Court, 40 Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DX

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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