University of Essex Online today announces the launch of five brand-new courses. For the first time our students can study Healthcare Management from the beginning with our CertCE and BSc undergraduate courses all the way to our postgraduate MSc in International Healthcare Management. These programmes are 100% online and part-time and will be awarded and validated by the University of Essex.

Healthcare is a subject area that affects everyone from all over the world, and these new courses give students a chance to delve into the worldwide management of this complex and vital field. Our courses will build on students’ experience whilst enhancing their knowledge of the challenges faced by the industry and how to build successful management and leadership within it.

Working alongside fellow health professionals, students will cover a wide range of exciting and cutting-edge topics including health economics, public and global health, the role of research in healthcare, an introduction to healthcare management and much more.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop a focused piece of independent research into a global healthcare management issue that is of personal interest to them.

Meigan Oxley, Head of Health for University of Essex Online, said: “Our new health programmes will be the first health additions to our undergraduate courses offered by University of Essex Online. They will also complement our wide portfolio of postgraduate health courses. To have a programme where a student can start their learning journey with the CertCE in Healthcare Management and progress all the way to our MSc International Healthcare Management qualification is very exciting for us. By studying these two career-focused fields students will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals whilst also gaining management skills that will equip them to progress their career to the next level.”

The first intake for this programme will be in January 2019, with more planned at regular intervals throughout the year.

Students at University of Essex Online study entirely online using a virtual learning platform, receiving high-quality resources and support from experienced tutors. This allows students around the world to discuss and debate key issues within their disciplines, discover specialised areas/or applications of theories and build working and social relationships with classmates.

Upon completion of their online BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management or MSc International Healthcare Management graduates will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex campus in Colchester.

For more info, visit our course pages:

CertCE Healthcare Management

BSc Healthcare Management

PG Cert International Healthcare Management

PG Dip International Healthcare Management

MSc International Healthcare Management


About University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses online to both UK and international students, enabling them to benefit from a flexible approach to study while maintaining the quality and support of a top UK university. Courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider.

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Elena Ciunele

Head of Marketing
University of Essex Online

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