Postgraduate degrees

Our programmes provide a challenging and inspiring study experience for both existing and aspiring practitioners in health and social care organisations. They equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop both their careers and organisations.

HSMC staff bring their wide knowledge of UK and international health systems, gained through research and consultancy activities, as well as their own professional experience, to their teaching and tutorial support for students. This emphasis on combining theory and practice is maintained throughout all of our programmes, from the choice of titles for assignments, through the involvement of practitioners and policy makers in teaching activities, to the topics selected for dissertations.

Download a copy of the 2015 MSc Programmes brochure (PDF)

Postgraduate MSc programmes (taught)

Due to the high number of applications received to date, our Masters Programmes for commencement in September 2015 are now closed for international applicants. If you still wish to apply for any of these programmes, your start date will be automatically deferred  until September 2016. 

Health Care Policy and Management MSc/PGDip

The MSc Health Care Policy and Management provides both theoretical frameworks and practice tools that can be applied to health systems in the UK and overseas, designed for senior managers, clinicians and policy makers working in or with health care organisations, or with an interest in developing their careers in this direction. 

Leadership for Health Services Improvement MSc/PGDip

The Leadership for Health Services Improvement MSc/PGDiploma explores the theory, principles and practice of leadership and service improvement in health-related organisations with exploration of key issues relating to the individual (leadership values and behaviours, role, authority, power and influence); the organisation (systems and sub-systems, purpose, quality, culture, user choice and involvement); and the context (complex, ambiguous and political, multiple constituencies and accountabilities). It also includes a focus on personal development and action learning.

Healthcare Commissioning MSc/PGCert/PGDip

Following the passage of the Health and Social Care Act, this new MSc/PGCert in Healthcare Commissioning is designed specifically for clinical commissioners, all those involved in new CCGs and emerging commissioning support organisations.

Health Services Management PhD/MPhil

We offer two types of research degree: a Health Services Management MPhil and PhD. Prospective applicants for research degrees in any aspect of health service management and health care policy, are invited to apply, outlining their special interests.

Further information

Jose Adkins
Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator
Tel: +44(0)121 414 2280

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