Healthcare Management

BA (Hons)

Study level
3-9 years
Study locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Berlin or Online
Accredited by
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management

Course Overview

Do you work in the healthcare industry and want to progress into a management role? Are you looking to grow your career prospects and opportunities? Look no further than Arden University’s healthcare management course. Delivered via Online or Blended Learning, our healthcare degrees are designed to teach you how to accommodate the increasingly complex needs of people, by managing the social care landscape through dynamic leadership approaches.

Throughout your BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree, you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills – from health promotion to financial control and budgeting. In the ever-changing field of healthcare, this advanced programme provides the opportunity to expand your knowledge and make the move into leadership. Our healthcare courses ensure you gain an understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals, whilst also acquiring management skills that will equip you to progress your career to the next level. 

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This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), so you’ll leave with a CMI qualification in leadership and management alongside your degree. The cost of CMI membership is included while you are actively studying with us, which gives you access to a range resources and events.

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If you currently hold a healthcare position and have been thinking about taking your career to the next level, the BA (Hons) Healthcare Management course at Arden University can help you do exactly that – especially if you’re looking to secure a management-level position. Similarly, if you don’t have any experience in the sector but want a degree that has modules that are designed to meet industry standards then you’re in the right place. Our healthcare management course encompasses a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, business analysis and inclusive practice. The knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your time studying will leave you thoroughly prepared to fill a management position in the area of healthcare that interests you most.


Level 4

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Environmental 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

Level 5

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

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

How do we assess you?

As part of your healthcare degree, you will be presented with a variety of module assessments that are designed to demonstrate your academic strengths. These could include:

  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Briefing notes
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios submission

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


To be eligible for our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management course, we need to see that you have:

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

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

Do you have work experience? We’re happy to consider an application from you if you can show us that you have the motivation to study this healthcare management degree. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, along with references and evidence of your previous work experience.

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Before committing to a degree, it’s always nice to know who you’ll be learning from and spending time with. The BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree - from the School of Business and Management - is led by a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic lecturers who design the course modules alongside industry professionals.

We don’t expect undergraduate students to already have a career in mind before starting their degree, especially as there’s so many exciting career paths to choose from! Instead, we aim to prepare you with a range of advanced transferable skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, so you’ll graduate feeling confident enough to decide about where your future lies. 

What can a healthcare management degree do for me?

Health and social care is a vast sector with new government initiatives all the time, meaning it has a higher profile than ever before. These developments have resulted in a growing demand for well-trained and multi-skilled healthcare professionals, leaving your career options wide open. A healthcare management degree will:  

  • Boost your knowledge of the health and social care industry
  • Provide you with advanced quality management skills 
  • Equip you with a range of vocational skills that will support your future career development
  • Develop your ability to learn and solve problems in multiple areas of the health sector

What can I do after Arden University?

With a BA Healthcare Management course under your belt, you could work in the National Health Service (NHS), for a private healthcare provider, or for a voluntary or not-for-profit organisation in a range of settings, including:

  • Residential care homes or hospices
  • Community healthcare (for example, GP surgeries, dental surgeries and healthcare clinics)
  • Hospitals
  • Home care settings

Your next step into the professional world

Achieving your BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you. 


I chose to study with Arden University because the staff members were really supportive and nice. The course also fitted around my job. With Arden, I’ve finally learned to cope and understand my learning pattern, and my dyslexia.
I’m on a Blended Learning degree, which involves a couple of days a week in the classroom with other students and tutors at Arden’s University centre in Ealing, West London plus fully supported online study.

Cemene Wellington
Cemene Wellington
BA (Hons) Healthcare
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Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

With blended learning you can choose to study weekdays or evenings:

  • either 
    • two mornings (9.00am to 1.00pm)
    • two afternoons (1.30pm to 5.30pm)
  • two evenings (two nights on campus 5:30-9:30pm) during teaching weeks

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.