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Healthcare Management and Leadership


Designed for existing and aspiring leaders, this dynamic and multidisciplinary course will help you progress your career and reshape healthcare services.


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On this programme you’ll learn from our team of experts in healthcare, business and psychology. But crucially, you’ll also learn from each other's experience - engaging in class debates and developing your professional network.


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Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

This is a dual accredited course, meaning with no additional assessments you’ll graduate with a MSc and a CMI qualification – the level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice. You'll also have access to CMI webinars, professional networks and their online resource portal.


Designed specifically for existing and aspiring managers and leaders, our Healthcare Management and Leadership MSc supports students in developing the skills necessary to critically debate the challenges facing healthcare leaders, and the roles that clinicians, managers, and the wider healthcare economy can play in reshaping healthcare services.

The programme offers learning opportunities delivered by experts from the Schools of Allied Health and Community, Worcester Business School and visiting guest speakers, bringing together key theories of leadership and management with specific relevance to health systems and social and community care provision.

By providing a flexible, multidisciplinary approach within a supportive environment, our MSc enables professionals across the sector to learn with and from each other, develop professional networks, and advance their own practice in relation to effectively managing and leading people, processes, and practices within healthcare settings.

There are full-time and part-time routes available to allow for study alongside work, with teaching hours generally concentrated into two-day blocks.

When you graduate from this dual accredited course, you’ll have a MSc qualification from the University of Worcester plus a Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Course content

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the sector, therefore modules do occasionally change to keep the course up to date. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you of this as soon as possible.

Mandatory modules
Optional modules

Career development

This internationally recognised, dual accredited, course is a great way to continue your professional development and progress your career in the health, social or community care sector. Roles that benefit include:

  • NHS management roles
  • Private healthcare management
  • NGO project leads
  • Public Health manager
  • Adult Social Care leader

Healthcare organisations around the world are actively seeking progressive, knowledgeable and highly skilled leaders and managers - with this Masters degree you can demonstrate you’re the right candidate for the job.

Course highlights

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Course community
You’ll join a welcoming and supportive group of students from the UK and around the world. Class debates, study workshops and support sessions will give you plenty of chance to learn from each other's varied experiences.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is a mix on-campus and online teaching across all modules, with contact time grouped into two-day blocks. Throughout we'll use case studies and current data to link the theories we study with real world practice.

Teaching and assessment contents

Students will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes staff from Schools across Health, Life and Environmental Sciences and may include staff from Worcester Business School on both sites.

Students studying in Hong Kong learning, teaching, assessment, tutorial support, preparation, marking and moderation will be shared on a 50:50 ratio across the course from the University of Worcester and HKMA staff. All the HKMA staff will be Registered Lecturers with the University of Worcester.

Each module will have a designated module leader from both UW and HKMA to offer support and input into the module.

Teaching is informed by research and consultancy, and as of January 2018, 75% per cent of UW course lecturers have a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in a health-related or business-related subject (if a business subject you'll need to be working in healthcare).


Qualifications and experience considered by the Programme Leader and/or admissions tutor to be equivalent (all students applying via this route will be assessed and interviewed by the Programme Lead).

Any questions?

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please call our Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email

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Fees contents

UK and EU Students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on MA/MSc degrees and in the 2024/25 academic year is £9,000 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International Students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on MA/MSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £17,400 per year.

How to apply


If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions Office

01905 855111