If you’re ready to go straight onto a full degree, you can opt for this course as a three-year route or top-up via blended learning

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Course Essentials

Do you want to become a leader in healthcare, but you’re not sure if you qualify for university study?

Why not opt for our four-year BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree, with integrated foundation year? The foundation year is perfect for those who need a little extra support to continue their journey into higher education. It will prepare you with essential skills needed to embark on your undergraduate degree in Healthcare Management.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N20A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management with Foundation Year
Duration:
4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Meet the Tutors

Your module tutors have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect indepth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting.

Watch this short video [01.23] and meet Bruce Sheppy, the course leader for BA (Hons) Healthcare at Arden University.

Entry Requirements

The four year route with integrated foundation year is perfect for those with a desire to return to education or seeking to develop key study skills in their first year.

Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme, taking into account:

  • Their motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous learning was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Ready to go straight onto a full degree?
For our three-year route, please find course details and modules for our blended learning BA (Hons) Healthcare Management 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.

Course Details & Modules

This BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree with integrated foundation year is perfect for those with a desire to return to education or are seeking to develop key study skills within their first year.

You’ll learn the basic skills and knowledge required at undergraduate level in your foundation year, and then continue to study for your full honours degree over the remaining three years.

In your first year, you only need to commit to three days of face-to-face classroom sessions at one of our study centres in Manchester, Birmingham, or London. Once you progress into second year, you’re only required to attend two days face-to-face per week across the remaining three years.

Modules you will study are:

Foundation Year (Level 0):

  • Skills for Academic Study
  • The Structure of Business
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Using Information
  • Working Ethically
  • Research Skills

Year 2 (Level 4):

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Ethical Issues in International Healthcare
  • Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planning and Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Year 3 (Level 5):

  • Financial Control and Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health & Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working
  • Leading Teams in Health & Social Care

Year 4 (Level 6):

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health and Sustainability
  • 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:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case study analysis
  • Project

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.

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.

Want to go straight onto a full degree?
For our three-year route, please find course details and modules for our blended learning BA (Hons) Healthcare Management here.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

How much is my course?

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UK Fees & Funding

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

After successfully completing this four-year course, you’ll graduate with a BA (Hons) Healthcare Management.

Arden’s degrees have been designed with your career in mind, ensuring that you will be equipped with all the relevant skills and knowledge that can be transferred straight into your role once you graduate. You’ll be prepared to enter an area of healthcare that interests you, whether that’s in the NHS, a care home, or hospital, ready to take on a leadership or management role.

Jobs that may be available to you include (but are not limited to):

  • Health promotion specialist
  • Health service manager
  • GP Practice Manager
  • Care Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Developer

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto one of our postgraduate programmes, such as:

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

What study centres are available?

Blended courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Studying via blended learning with Arden

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 2-3 set days per week at the study centre
  • 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 facilities available at 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.

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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