Oxford Brookes University

Management in Health and Social Care

This course helps applicants manage with confidence, and equips them to deal with the challenges of the ever-changing and complex environment of health and social care; students learn theory to give them the big picture and critical thinking to apply it in practice; the course offers the opportunity to understand the changes that have taken place in health and social care policy and the operational environment at local, national and international levels.

Entry requirements

UK undergraduate degree, or equivalent learning experience from a recognised international institution, or a professional qualification applicable to health or social care. Evidence of recent study (within last 5 years) at degree or equivalent level. 6 months' experience as a student, employee or volunteer within the health or social care sector (European or international, public, private or voluntary. If candidates 1st language is not English, they need IELTS 6.0-7.0 (normally with 6.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and speaking).

Course modules

PGCert: Leadership in health and social care or human resource management in health and social care; operational management in health and social care; finance in health and social care. PGDip: Above modules plus advanced research design; leadership in health and social care or human resource management in health and social care; plus 1 acceptable single module selected from the postgraduate course portfolio, for example: community action; epidemiology; ethics; evaluation; statistics; MSc includes dissertation or project management as well.

Assessment methods

Assignments addressing real work place issues.

Sponsorship information

Students may be eligible for Strategic Health Authority funding; John Henry Brookes Scholarship available for 2007/8.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 13,460 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 1,000 per Single module (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Full-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 12 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,000 per Single module (home fees) 36 months
MSc Part-time £ 1,430 per Single module (overseas fees) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marston Road Campus Oxford OX3 0FL South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
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01865 488142