University of Chester

University of Chester

Health Care Management

This course is designed to reflect the expectation that candidates enrolling for the award will have suitable professional managerial and leadership expertise. It is envisaged that graduates will use this qualification to enhance management careers in their field. The principal aim of the programme is to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and potential to become successful managers, leaders and business professionals in a variety of health contexts across national and international domains.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (a minimum classification of 2.1 or equivalent). Evidence of personal and professional development. Evidence of appropriate health care management, leadership or business experience (a minimum of 2 years). For students undertaking an employment break to complete full time studies, their experience has to be within the last year. This will allow the student to draw on current and contemporary work place experiences to fulfil the work-based components of the programme.

Course modules

Modules include: Applying contemporary theories of health care management; effective management and leadership in health care; health care systems, commissioning and their marketing; creativity in managing change in health care; financing and managing the health care business; achieving excellence in health care; dissertation and research methodology.

Assessment methods

Writing essays and reports (designed to practise the skills required to construct and deliver reports to senior management in the health care context) that will involve critical analysis, appraisal and evaluation of management and leadership theory, international and national policy, strategy, guidelines, reports and evidence-based research.
Critical reflection on work-based activities, keeping reflective diaries and reflective report writing. Undertaking assessed presentations.
Designing, formulating and producing a research proposal.
Undertaking and completing an empirical piece of research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA (European) Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MBA (European) Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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Health and Social Care Admissions
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01244 511000