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Perfect to prepare you for success at undergraduate level.

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Course Essentials

Typically studied over 3 years, 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 Social Care.

Discuss your degree, degree top-up or MBA study options with our Ealing, Tower Hill, Holborn, Manchester or Birmingham Campus Course Advisors today on 0208 003 6196 or visit us on one of our upcoming Open Days.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N20A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management
Duration:
3 or 4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
On-campus
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
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

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

Don’t have any of the above?

We also offer this course as a 4 year degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university level study. It’s perfect if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience required above.

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

Each module is designed to give you a sound understanding in a range of professional areas in healthcare from leadership to quality management to communications skills. Your modules will focus on real life situations that you can directly apply to working within the industry.

Year 1 (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 & Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Year 2 (Level 5)

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

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global health and sustainability
  • Project Management & Risk
  • Research Methods & Final Project
  • Assessments

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

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Practical tasks
  • Case study analysis
  • Portfolios of evidence

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 and tips 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.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

UK Fees & Funding

The tuition fee for this course is £6,000 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

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 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 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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