The details
Location: Online Mode of study: Part-time Qualification: BSc (Hons) Indicative duration: 48 months
Start date: January 2020 Tuition fee: £18,500 (learn more) Funding options: Call +44 (0) 1206 489 358 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

Are you looking for that first step towards a career in healthcare management? Are you fascinated by the fields of health and business? Our online BSc Healthcare Management course provides a unique opportunity to explore a range of career-focused modules of both areas.

In the ever-challenging field of healthcare, this advanced programme gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and make the move into leadership This course ensures you gain an understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals, whilst also gaining management skills that will equip you to progress your career to the next level.

Throughout the course you will explore the societal responsibility, policies and sustainability in both health and healthcare management.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • the political, economic, cultural and ethical aspects of healthcare improvements.
  • understanding of the importance, scope and significance of the strategic business process applied to organisations.
  • understanding a range of diseases from a scientific perspective.
  • the global distribution of key diseases and their causes.
  • exploring the factors that determine individual, group and population level health outcomes.
  • the theories and concepts utilised for effective project management.

Finally, in your healthcare management dissertation you will have the opportunity to design, develop and prepare a research project on a health-related topic that is of interest to you.

Why we’re great

  • Our online BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management is created by subject experts, giving you in-depth knowledge and understanding of leadership and managerial approaches to team and organisational development across a variety of healthcare contexts.
  • With this flexible course you can fit your education around your work and family commitments, as you study 100% online and part-time.
  • You’ll also gain a wide range of transferable skills including critical thinking, research, self-motivation and communication.

The BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 modules:

Level 5 modules:

Level 6 modules:

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Teaching methods

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.
Our courses are delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your personal Student Adviser

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

 

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.
We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Adviser, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

 

Study duration

Our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management course has an indicative study duration of 4 years, which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability.
It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.
Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.
All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year.
On successful completion of your degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

With our Healthcare Management degree, you’ll be able to progress in a broad range of healthcare and associated management environments.

You may want to consider careers in  public, private or community healthcare services globally; or you could build your career in a variety of management contexts such as hospital, project or programme management.

The skills and knowledge obtained from studying our programme are also highly sought after by employers from a wide range of careers in business and health.

We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.

Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

 

Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • three A-levels or equivalent

 

Work Experience Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Work Experience Entry Route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management, you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • three years’ relevant work experience

 

English language requirements

As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Full tuition fee: £18,500
Monthly tuition fee: £385

  • Designated for undergraduate student loans in England.
  • Simple monthly payment plan available, enabling you to spread the cost over the duration of your studies.
  • Full payment discount of 10% of the tuition fee if you pay upfront.
  • International scholarship of 10% of the tuition fee if you are based outside the EU.

Please note that the up-front payment discount can be used in combination with the Alumni discount or international scholarship. The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the international scholarship.

Find out more information about our discounts and scholarships here.

Our course fees are fully inclusive – all teaching materials and required reading are included, and there are no hidden charges for assessments or resits. We also charge the same fee for domestic and international students.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course. We think you’ll love it! But if, within the first 21 days, you decide it’s not for you, you’ll receive a full refund.

Subject specialists, industry authorities and experienced academics: the tutors who teach modules on our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management are experts in the field of health. Take a trip to our tutors page to meet the staff who will be guiding you through the course content.

What our students say

testimonials

Dr Obinna Orjingene - Master of Public Health (MPH)

I chose to study Public Health because the course is beneficial to my current career aspirations. With this course I will gain a broader perception of health and it will allow me to address the primary health care disease burden in my country as well as water hygiene and sanitation, child protection and a lot more. I picked University of Essex Online because of three reasons. Firstly, the affordability when compared to other schools of the same standard, the flexibility considering the nature of my work. I needed a programme which allowed me time and space for both my studies and personal development, that also fitted into my working life. Lastly, the quality of the modules is what convinced me, compared with other places of learning. So far so good, for me it has been a great experience and honour to be part of this academic community. The shared experience around the module

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