University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Health Care Commissioning

Following the passage of the Health and Social Care Act, this programme is designed specifically for clinical commissioners, all those involved in new clinical commissioning groups, and emerging commissioning support organisations.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification. However, if they do not have a degree or professional qualification then previous research or career experience may also be taken into account. In addition to the above, applicants to the LHSI programme must be in employment in a healthcare-related organisation at the time of programme commencement in order to optimise the application of theory and the action learning elements of the programme.

Course modules

Core modules: strategic commissioning, decision-making and priority setting; procurement and market management. Optional modules are drawn from HSMC's programmes and include: health services management; health and health care policy; patient and user involvement in health care; an introduction to organisational development in health and social care; leadership in context; health care quality: measuring and assuring; health care quality: innovation and improvement; integrated care: theory and practice.
The dissertation is awarded the final 60 credits. The dissertation is a 10,000 word research project and can be based on literature, or a primary research study. Dissertation study days are held each year, and all students are allocated a supervisor to support them through the self-directed piece of work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,080 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,080 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,080 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,080 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,080 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,040 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,040 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,040 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,040 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,040 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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