MSc in Health Administration

Edinburgh Napier University

Program Description

MSc in Health Administration

Edinburgh Napier University

MSc in Health Administration

This innovative course is designed for graduates who have, or aspire to, an administration role in health and social care. The multi-professional approach will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills required to continue at a more advanced level and enhance your career development. The course will prepare you to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care.

About the course

This innovative programme is intended specifically for graduates who have an administration role within health and social care or aspire to such a role. This programme has a multi-professional approach which will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required to continue at a more advanced level and enhance their career development. The MSc Health Administration programme is designed to prepare students to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care. Through the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills set base within a broad international context. Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing students with engaging and contemporary materials which link practice and theory and challenge students to take a critical perspective on both. Through the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills set base within a broad international context. Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing students with engaging and contemporary materials which link practice and theory and challenge students to take a critical perspective on both. While the assessments methods used with the programme are varied, they all have direct relevance to the world of work. The MSc Health Administration is distinctive in that it offers modules from the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences and the Business School. The programme aims to enable students to be innovative, provide leadership and prepare them as professional health care managers. Critical appraisal of culturally relevant health and social policy is used to facilitate students achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels.

What's involved

The course is studied full-time over one year and is split up into three trimesters. Alternatively it can be studied by individualised part-time study with attendance. You can choose to start this course in September. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, and through independent study. There may also be some opportunities to study abroad.
Compulsory Modules

  • Leadership and Finance for Effective Service Delivery
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Behaviour and Management in Organisations
  • Clinical Governance and Improvement Practice
  • Exploring Evidence to Improve Practice
  • Health Administration Project

Choice of 1 of the following modules

  • Contemporary Ethical and Professional Issues in Healthcare
  • International Health and Social Care Policy

Career prospects

We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out.

Entry to the course

The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in health, health sciences or management in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires a higher IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
11,410 GBP
Information
Deadline
Start date Aug. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 11,410 GBP
- Tuition fee non-EU; £3,750 - Tuition fee EU