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Master of Business Administration - Health and Social Care

Understanding of strategic management, as well as practical insight of contemporary issues in Health and Social Care Organisations.

Key information

Course duration: 1 Year, 2 Years
Study mode: Full-time, Part-time
Location: London
Intake: September, January, May
Course level: 7
Award: Master of Business Administration



At this moment, health and social care service users increasingly demand a personalised, higher quality healthcare experience, whilst the threat of public sector austerity increases the pressure on providers, including the healthcare and social care supply chain, to deliver it.
This postgraduate degree addresses the specific demands placed on professionals who are in charge of leading policy, strategy and services in their organisation, be it in the public, private or voluntary aided sector.

Students will study the key management disciplines within a healthcare context, including business planning and finance, project and operations management, healthcare service improvement and leadership.



10 Modules across the duration of the course

Operations and Major Incident Management

Healthcare Law and Ethics

Managing Finance in Health and Social Care Organisations

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Cross Cultural Leadership

Marketing and Demand Management in Health and Social Care

Strategy in the Public and Private Sectors

Research Methods and Ethics

Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care

Postgraduate Major Project


This degree will be assessed through assignments, presentations and examinations to measure student progress, along with an innovative case study major project or dissertation.

The Major Project involves detailed research, analysis and reporting of a healthcare or social care related organisational issues.


Entry requirements

Students must have equivalent of a UK first degree at 2:2 or above plus relevant experience.

Applicants also need to have been previously taught in English and have sufficient command of English to undertake postgraduate study or have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or better.

If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent non-UK qualification and did not achieve our required grades for entry, but can demonstrate that your life or work skills would make you suitable, you should still consider applying.



This programme has been developed by academics, together with senior industry professionals to encapsulate the exact requirements which are required by global businesses.
Designed for professionals who are in management or executive management positions, this course is for individuals who are seeking to broaden both their knowledge and expertise in this fields.

Career pathways associated with this Master of Business Administration Health and Social Care degree include:

  • Health Administration

  • Care Management

  • Further Education Teaching

  • Community Development

  • Charity Officer

  • Social Work

  • Nursing

  • Health Therapies

  • Youth Work

Disclaimer: The jobs and career pathways associated with this course are merely an example of possible opportunities that anyone following this course could potentially go towards. Career Tree and the university partners do not guarantee these careers after completing this course.



If you are living in the UK, you can take out a tuition fee loan, which you will need to start repaying straightaway if you meet the threshold. Also, there is a maximum amount that you can get from a loan and you will have to cover the rest, if necessary. There is also the option to pay your fees upfront.

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