BA (Hons) Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management

BA (Hons)

Summary

Study level
Award
Full time
3 years
Part time
3 years+
Location
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Berlin or Online

Course Overview

Do you work in the healthcare industry and want to progress to a management role? Arden University’s BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree will teach you how to accommodate the increasingly complex needs of people in the healthcare sector through the latest leadership approaches.

Throughout your healthcare degree, you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills – from health promotion to financial control and budgeting. The course ensures 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.  

You’ll also explore important concepts including social responsibility, policy making, and politics and ethics in the worlds of health and healthcare management. So whether you’re thinking of starting a career in healthcare or are ready to step into a management position in your existing healthcare career, you’ll graduate from this course prepared to take on senior-level responsibilities in organisations across the sector.

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Professional accreditation
This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, supporting your career and connecting you with likeminded professionals. 

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Course details and modules

If you currently work in healthcare and have been thinking about moving up to a manager role, the BA (Hons) Healthcare Management course at Arden University can help you do exactly that. Or, if you don’t have any experience in the sector but want a degree that will help you transition to healthcare management as a career, 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 – skills that will prepare you for a management position in the area of healthcare that interests you most.

Cynthia Blow

I chose online learning because I do not currently have the capacity to attend classes as my days are full with running my household, my elderly parents’ household and tending to the needs of my 3-year-old. Online studying has been extremely helpful because it provides the flexibility I need in order to study at random times during the day or night.

Cynthia Blow
BSc (Hons) Psychology

Modules

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Study options

This course is available to study through Arden’s blended learning study mode at our study centres in London Ealing, London Tower Hill, London Holborn, Manchester, Birmingham, and Berlin, Germany

The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere in the UK or worldwide. 

Cemene Wellington

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
BA (Hons) Healthcare

Blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at the Arden study centre of your choice. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, Perlego, which contains almost half a million books, journals, and industry literature which you can make use of throughout your studies, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully. 
Blended learning is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who live within commuting or driving distance of one of our UK study centres. 

This course is also available to study full-time at our campus in Berlin, Germany, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience life as an international student in the heart of one of Europe’s most dynamic and historic cities.

Please note: study centre classes are temporarily being conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Face-to-face classes will resume once the current restrictions are lifted. 

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Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

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.

Eligibility

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
  • If you don’t currently hold the above qualifications, we also offer this course with an additional foundation year, ]which is designed for students who need extra support when starting their degree course.

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.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Saikou Sanyang

A degree from Arden University is your first step towards a rewarding position in the healthcare field. Our health and social care academic staff members have years of experience working in, studying, and researching their fields. We bring our own first-hand knowledge and professional expertise to the course, which adds even more value to your learning experience. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Saikou Sanyang
Principal Lecturer Healthcare Programmes

Career prospects

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

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Fast track your career

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)


The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors. 


As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making. 


As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline. 
 

Fast-Track Your Career

At Arden University, we’re dedicated to your readiness for the future workplace, and are committed to helping you gain the skills and qualifications you need as you progress in your professional life. Our Fast-Track Your Career promise has been developed to allow you to pursue your master’s degree with us - with no tuition fees to pay - once you have successfully completed your Arden undergraduate degree course. 

On successful completion of your bachelor’s course, you can simply apply for the Arden master’s degree of your choice and you’ll then be able to progress with your postgraduate education completely free of any additional course tuition fees.

We’ll provide you with advice and guidance about which master’s course meets your career needs and provides a meaningful pathway from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

To see the full terms and conditions, please visit https://arden.ac.uk/terms-and-conditions