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BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

August 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 6,429

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  • 4 Years
  • Online
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Are you looking for that first step towards a career in healthcare management? Are you fascinated by the fields of health and business? Our online BSc Healthcare Management course provides a unique opportunity to explore a range of career-focused modules of both areas.
  • In the ever-challenging field of healthcare, this advanced programme gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and make the move into leadership This course ensures you gain an understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals, whilst also gaining management skills that will equip you to progress your career to the next level.
  • Throughout the course you will explore the societal responsibility, policies and sustainability in both health and healthcare management.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • The political, economic, cultural and ethical aspects of healthcare improvements.
  • Understanding of the importance, scope and significance of the strategic business process applied to organisations.
  • Understanding a range of diseases from a scientific perspective.
  • The global distribution of key diseases and their causes.
  • Exploring the factors that determine individual, group and population level health outcomes.
  • The theories and concepts utilised for effective project management.
  • Finally, in your healthcare management dissertation you will have the opportunity to design, develop and prepare a research project on a health-related topic that is of interest to you.

Enrollment Cycles

  • August 2024
  • October 2024
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • three A-levels or equivalent

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management, you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • three years’ relevant work experience

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The BSc (Hons) Healthcare Management is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 modules:

  • Introduction to Healthcare Management (15 credits)
  • Global Health (15 credits)
  • Business and Management Skills (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Health, Society & Public Policy (15 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development 1 (30 credits)

Level 5 modules:

  • Public Health (15 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making (15 credits)
  • Leadership & Managing Teams (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Healthcare Informatics (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Health Economics (15 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development 2 (30 credits)

Level 6 modules:

  • Research Methods in Healthcare (15 credits)
  • Comparative Health Systems (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Health Innovation (15 credits)
  • Occupational Psychology (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Practice (15 credits)
  • Healthcare Management Dissertation (30 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Full tuition fee: £18,500 (2020-21 and 2021-22)
Monthly tuition fee: £385 

Full payment discount

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting their course in the 2021-22 academic year.

Alumni discount

  • If you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online, we’ll award you a 10% alumni discount on your postgraduate tuition fees when you continue your studies to Masters level.
  • This is only applicable to students studying online and does not apply to students studying on campus.
  • The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the International scholarship.


  • International scholarship (all courses)
  • International students residing in specific regions outside of the UK may be eligible for a partial scholarship for our undergraduate and postgraduate online courses.

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