'Through learning and discovery, HSMC can develop your knowledge, skills and competencies to further your career'

HSMC has a strong track record of responsive and innovative approaches to education and development. Our programmes emphasise the importance of connecting knowledge and skills development with the policy and practice of the NHS, social care, as well as global health care systems. To do so they are explicitly designed to support professional as well as academic development, emphasising the importance of work-based learning and developing contextual awareness. Our programmes have the shared aim of creating inclusive and fulfilling learning environments that support professional development and growth.

Our programmes

HSMC offer a range of full time and part time postgraduate education programmes.

Clinical Leadership 

Online MBA Clinical Leadership

Delivered jointly with the triple-accredited Birmingham Business School, our Online MBA Clinical Leadership covers the fundamentals of business leadership, but with an added focus on health services management.

Addressing a range of different management and clinical perspectives, the Online MBA Clinical Leadership programme promotes a tailored learning experience. You will be encouraged to collaborate with fellow students, academics and healthcare practitioners to gain a comprehensive skill set that will help you to develop innovative forms of leadership, combining the management focus of traditional MBAs with the unique challenges of healthcare.

Health Management and Leadership Intercalated Degree

As a medical or dentistry student, you may choose to take a year out from your course to study one of our intercalated programmes. Our Health Management and Leadership is one of the first of its kind in the UK and provides the opportunity to explore the ways in which management and leadership can shape health services.

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of management and leadership in health care settings. If you wish to consider publication of you project after the dissertation has been completed, support for that will be available.

Global Health 

Global Health Systems Leadership

HSMC Dubai will be launching an MSc in Global Health System Leadership at the Dubai campus in January 2025.

The programme will be aimed at medical and healthcare professionals and policy makers from a variety of non/clinical backgrounds. It will be open to all from across the globe but will have a particular focus on those working in the Emirates and neighbouring Eastern Mediterranean Region.

At its core is the ambition to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies that speak to the essential public health functions needed to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). This means building resilient health systems and workforce, as well as extending leadership capabilities to meet the goals of UHC and sustainable development.

Health and Care Senior Leader Apprenticeships 

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Apprenticeship programme provides the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for leaders from all backgrounds, clinical and non-clinical, to create a more capable and compassionate healthcare system.

Through the programme you will explore themes that support your development of self, teams and organisations to deliver excellent quality and safe experiences; understand how you make a difference to an improved patient experience; enable others to give their best to improve the patient experience; inspire person-centred coordinated care; and make decisions based upon the best available evidence to improve the patient experience.

The Anderson Senior Leader Level 7 Apprenticeship, will allow you to gain a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. On successful completion of the PgDip, you will have the opportunity to gain a MSc in Healthcare Leadership. Please contact us for further details.

Health and Care System Leadership Level 7 Apprenticeship

Our Health and Care System Leadership Level 7 Apprenticeship programme will help provide you with a basis for understanding and achieving the ‘building blocks’ of high-quality care.

A central aim of the programme is to meet the ‘Triple Aim’ challenge of developing integrated approaches to improve care, improve population health, and reduce costs. In doing so, teaching and learning is delivered in collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Social Work and Social Care, providing a unique and integrated perspective on system leadership.

The programme takes you through the development processes intended to equip you with the theoretical knowledge and personal skills to understand the health and care environment, improve integrated working on the frontline, and assesses ways to achieve more efficient and person-centred services.

Health Policy and Management

MSc Health Care Policy and Management

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

The course introduces the key issues, challenges and solutions facing health policy in relation to strategic planning, quality and safety, involvement and engagement, and innovation and improvement. The course draws on established policy and management perspectives to develop this sense making.

Research degrees

HSMC offers the opportunity to study for research degrees (MPhil and PhD) in a wide variety of topics relating to health policy and management. Research degrees can be connected to the Department’s research areas.

Our Alumni

HSMC are keen to promote and share the achievements of all its Alumni. Find out how you can keep in touch and view all our alumni profiles throughout the School of Social Policy

Further information

Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator
Tel: +44(0)121 414 2280
Email: hsmc-enquiries@contacts.bham.ac.uk