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Course Essentials

Ideal for anyone looking to make a difference in people’s lives, Arden University's BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree will provide you with all the knowledge and skills needed to secure a management-level position in a healthcare-related environment.

Arden's Blended Learning approach gives you the best of both worlds - dedicated lecture time with your course tutor in your chosen study centre - located in either Manchester, Birmingham or London - plus online study for the remainder of your course.

If you’re highly organised, hard-working and passionate about helping others, a career in Healthcare Management could be your calling.

Covering quality management, leadership and more, this Degree will help you progress in your current career or kick-start a new one entirely.


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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:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 12th January
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres
  • Arden Tutors

This Healthcare Management Degree course gives you the chance to explore different areas of healthcare, all of which play crucial roles in the successful operation of services in the industry.

With Arden University you’ll learn about social, political and ethical issues in international healthcare, financial control and budgeting, and quality management.

Modules

Year 1

  • 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

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

Year 3

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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

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

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your Blended Learning studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for 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.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

This BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University 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
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

Arden 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 four-year Degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.

Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). 
 

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

How much is my course?

2

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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

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.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

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.

What can a Healthcare Management Degree do for me?

As well as obtaining a wide range of transferrable skills, this Blended Learning Degree will prepare you to pursue a management level position within the healthcare sector.

Health and social care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever before. 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.

What can I do after Arden University?

People who graduate with this Degree typically go on to succeed in roles such as:

  • Care Manager
  • Health Service Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Health Promotion Specialist

What do Arden's Healthcare Management alumni say?

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management Degree.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever-helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students. Here I am now, earning £10,000 a year more than I was three months ago and I’m now a Regional Trainer.”

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

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

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning 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 course, 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.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen 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

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study 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.

Your Arden module tutors have been selected because of their teaching experience and industry expertise. As experts in their subjects, they’ll present theories you can apply in a professional setting and engage you in topical discussions throughout your Healthcare Management Honours Degree.

You can meet Arden University's BA Healthcare Management Course Leader, Bruce Sheppy, in the short video below.

 
Course Details & Modules

This Healthcare Management Degree course gives you the chance to explore different areas of healthcare, all of which play crucial roles in the successful operation of services in the industry.

With Arden University you’ll learn about social, political and ethical issues in international healthcare, financial control and budgeting, and quality management.

Modules

Year 1

  • 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

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

Year 3

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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

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

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your Blended Learning studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for 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.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

This BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University 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
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

Arden 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 four-year Degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.

Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). 
 

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

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.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

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.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

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.

Career Prospects

What can a Healthcare Management Degree do for me?

As well as obtaining a wide range of transferrable skills, this Blended Learning Degree will prepare you to pursue a management level position within the healthcare sector.

Health and social care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever before. 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.

What can I do after Arden University?

People who graduate with this Degree typically go on to succeed in roles such as:

  • Care Manager
  • Health Service Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Health Promotion Specialist

What do Arden's Healthcare Management alumni say?

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management Degree.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever-helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students. Here I am now, earning £10,000 a year more than I was three months ago and I’m now a Regional Trainer.”

Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

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

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning 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 course, 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.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen 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

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study 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.

Arden Tutors

Your Arden module tutors have been selected because of their teaching experience and industry expertise. As experts in their subjects, they’ll present theories you can apply in a professional setting and engage you in topical discussions throughout your Healthcare Management Honours Degree.

You can meet Arden University's BA Healthcare Management Course Leader, Bruce Sheppy, in the short video below.

 

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