MSc Clinical Health Management

This MSc will provide students with the academic framework to run a successful health based business and allow them to reflect on how this can enhance their current workplace.

Why choose this course?

  • Entirely distance learning 
  • A firm basis for a career in hospitals, community-based practice and also related management areas
  • Individual modules can be undertaken as part of the School’s flexible credit accumulation system leading to a post-graduate certificate, diploma or masters qualification
  • Geared to equip you with the skills to maximise accountability and performance

Entry Requirements

This programme is open to suitably qualified international and UK graduates. A first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a in a life Sciences based subject e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology, chemical engineering, pharmacology, physiology, physical science subject is required or, when outside the UK, a degree or qualification deemed to be at least of equivalent standing.

International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate a satisfactory command of English language. They should meet our minimum English language requirement by taking one of the following tests:

  • IELTS. Minimum requirement - 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each area.
  • TOEFL IBT. Minimum requirement - 100 overall, (21 in listening and writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking).
  • Pearson Academic. Minimum requirement - 61 overall, 59 in each area.

Duration of programme: 2 years part-time (via distance learning)
Start date: March and October
Intake: 10

Deadline: For March 2015 the deadline for applications is Friday 30th January. For October 2015 the deadline for applications is Monday 31st August.
Please note you will be required to send in via the postal system certified copies of your degree certificate and passport. You may wish to arrange for these to be certified before applying.


UK/EU £455 per 10 credits (Full cost £8,190)

International £455 per 10 credits (Full cost £8,190)

Course Outline:

Many health graduates are employed by or establish independent or franchise SMEs. Even in larger organisations, such as the NHS, they are often placed in situations where management skills are necessary and presumed. However, little is taught in professionally regulated health courses about business. Hence this MSc will provide students with the academic framework to run a successful health based business and allow them to reflect on how this can enhance their current workplace.

The educational aims of this programme are to:

  • Allow graduates to understand the concepts of management and leadership in a clinical health context
  • Produce graduates who can reflect on their leadership style within a clinical health organisation and how it can be tailored to achieve the vision of the organisation
  • Assist the graduate to influence the culture of their clinical health organisation, developing an environment that inspires staff to engage fully with the business and its aims
  • Develop critical thinking and research skills allowing the graduate to make informed business decisions based on sound business plans in a clinical health context.

 Core modules:

Elective modules:

Please click here for Programme Specification

Facilities & Equipment:

The course is in distance learning format through Aston university’s Virtual Learning Environment Blackboard. Students will need access to a modern computer with internet access.

Learning resources such as journal articles will be available to students through Aston's Library portal.

This programme is modular, consisting of self-contained units, taught and assessed totally by distance learning. As you progress through the units, you will receive feedback and grades providing you with clear indication of your academic progress.

The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, multiple choice question examinations, and written presentations. The research project module will be assessed on the basis of a submitted project report.

Career opportunities

This course will allow healthcare professionals to become better leaders, enhancing their career prospects and company profitability.

Personal development

Transferable skills enhanced will include:
  • Effective communication of ideas in both oral and written formats
  • The ability to undertake self-directed study and project management
  • Competence in the use of information technology for word processing, data handling, communication and information gathering
  • The ability to reflect critically on own work.

LHS Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 3000      
Email: lhspgt@aston.ac.uk


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