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Professional Doctorate in Health Care Management MSc

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Course Description

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Health Care Management at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

The Masters Degree in Health Care Management develops health care managers and enhances their skills within a research-based environment.

Key Features of MSc in Health Care Management


- The MSc focuses on developing an appreciation among students for examining the evidence of good management so it can be put into practice in a context where healthcare is increasingly integrated with social care

- Emphasis on developing skills has benefitted many people within health care in securing promotion

- Provides the major content for people seeking their first job in health care management and administration

- Taught by research active staff from a range of disciplines

Teaching and Employability:

- Designed to meet the management development needs of a modern healthcare system

- Particular emphasis on assessing evidence for what is effective in managing healthcare and leadership

- Focus on economic evaluation and research-based evidence

Health care management is a very competitive and rewarding area of employment. The MSc is designed for people with experience of management in health care, or for those expecting to have a significant management component in their future employment.

The skills and knowledge gained through this degree are applicable to a wide variety of health care and related management roles. Participants will leave equipped with a range of managerial and leadership tools that will enable them to meet the challenges of working in health care management today.

The course has an international standing with students selected from a wide range of different nationalities. This provides attendees with an opportunity to learn from their course colleagues about different health care systems and the unique challenges faced by managers in different countries.

This course explores the following in a healthcare environment:

- planning and delivery of service improvements

- working with others to achieve organisational goals

- optimising resources used

- managing and motivating change

- communicating effectively and being accountable for performance


Modules on the Health Care Management MSc typically include:

• Theory and Practice of Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

• Politics and Policies

• Organising Health Care

• Managing and leading in practice

• Evidence and Research for Health Care Management

• Social, Cultural and Economic Context of Health

• Foundations in Public Health and Primary Health Care

• Quality Improvement

• Comparing Health Care Systems

• Economic Evaluation in Health Care

• Psychology of Health Care Management

Health Care Management Course Structure

Lectures are interactive with students encouraged to contribute their own experience of working in health care and related settings. In addition to lectures course modules include workshops, group discussions, team exercises and student led presentations.

Full-time students will study for 13 months, attending taught modules from October to Easter (part one). Part two is undertaken through the completion of a dissertation which must be submitted by 30th September of the same year.

Part-time students will study the part one modules one day a week over two years (Typically in year one students attend October to Easter on Tuesdays and in year two October to December on Thursdays. Year two January to Easter is modular and the day of attendance will depend on the module selected.), Dissertations must be submitted by 30th September of the third year.

The MSc Health Care Management comprises two parts.

Part one is taught through five compulsory modules and a choice of two optional modules.

Part two requires completion of a dissertation - This independent directed module can only be taken on successful completion of all of the taught modules.

Who should apply?

- Candidates working in health care management looking to develop and update their practice

- Candidates interested in entering the health care sector in a managerial capacity

- Candidates keen to gain an academic or critical appreciation of health care management

- Candidates whose role involves close working or partnership with health care organisations e.g. voluntary sector, social service, pharmaceutical sector, etc.

Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience.

In addition, students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.

Visit the Health Care Management MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Excellence Scholarships, each worth £3,000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2018.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes
All MA programmes (including MA by Research)
All MRes programmes
All MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Excellence Scholarship scheme.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have, or expect to achieve, a First Class honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2018. Programmes commencing in January, April and July are not eligible.Applicants must not have previously pursued a postgraduate master’s course at Swansea University. Students must be enrolling on a taught master’s or Master’s by Research/MRes programme at Swansea University for the first time in September 2018.

Application Procedure

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Further Information



Eira Francis Davies Scholarship for International Female Students - Single Award

The College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, invites females students ordinarily resident in a developing country to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship. The scholarship is available to female students studying taught master’s postgraduate courses within the College of Human and Health Sciences. A full list of eligible postgraduate taught courses can be found here.The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship is a full tuition fee scholarship, and will be awarded to the student demonstrating academic excellence and evidence of financial need. It is a condition of the award that the successful student return to their home country after completion of their studies, providing details of how their degree will better the lives of those at home.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full cost of international tuition fees


Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelors degree, 3 A-Levels (excluding General Studies) at grade A-B, and 5 GCSEs at grade A-B ( or equivalent qualifications and grades).
Applicants must meet the English Language requirements on any stipulated condition of offer and UKVI requirements (Please visit the following website for more information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/).
Candidates must be female, and usually resident in one of the countries listed here.
Candidates must be enrolling for their first, full-time postgraduate course.Please visit our website for more information.

Application Procedure

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Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Health Care Management MSc should possess either a 2.2 degree from a recognised university or awarding body, or equivalent qualifications, or have professional qualifications in a relevant field of work experience, or have at least two years’ relevant work experience. Students are required to have a minimum of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in all domains, or a University approved equivalent. Please visit our website for further information on entry requirements for the Health Care Management course.

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