MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership

MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership


Why choose the University of Worcester MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership programme?

Recognition of Degree
  • Awarded by University of Worcester
  • Fully accredited British university degree
  • Equivalent academic status to local students in UK
A Reputable UK University
  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education
    (Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking 2019-2023)
Attainable in 18 months
  • Complete programme in 18 months
  • 7 modules + 1 dissertation
Module Exemption
  • Up to 6 modules exemption for Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management or related field
Assignment-based Assessment
  • Written assessments only
  • No examination required
Co-taught by University of Worcester and Local Faculty
  • Lecturers from UK and HK
  • Combining theory and local application
Reasonable Programme Fee
Proven Experience in health professionals education
  • Largest allocation of additional health-related student places in UK (2020)
  • Record 7th time shortlisted for Pre-Registration Nurse Education Provider of the Year

Message from the Chairman, Advisory Board of HKMA Institute of Healthcare Management

Elizabeth Davies-Ward
Dr the Hon Leong Che Hung Edward GBM GBS JP
Chairman, Advisory Board of HCM
Past Chairman of the Hospital Authority
Former Chairman of the Elderly Commission
Former Chairman of the Council of the University of Hong Kong

University of Worcester’s MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership equips healthcare executives with management and leadership skills most valued by employers. These skills are essential in dealing with today’s myriad healthcare challenges and bridge the skills gap to meet immediate healthcare industry needs. This part-time programme offers a flexible route to achieving an internationally recognized UK master’s degree in Hong Kong.

I commend all healthcare professionals who pursue this world-class programme, for their contributions in addressing Hong Kong’s healthcare challenges, in academia, industry and government.

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.

Who should apply and why?

  • Existing and aspiring manager / leaders​
  • Key theories of leadership and management​
  • Specific relevance to health systems and social care​
  • Apply to workplace through practical, case studies, debates and challenges

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Talent Development Fund

Talent Development Fund: Now open for application. Successful applicant will be awarded $20,000. (Applicants must meet the requirements of the scheme. Only new application of the programmes are accepted and students are not allowed to apply fund for programmes which are currently enrolled.)


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University of Worcester

With a history dating back to 1946, the University of Worcester has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, purposeful research. It is a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of its degree programmes with employers actively seeking out its graduates.

The University of Worcester is one of the best universities in the UK for quality education and student experience. Known for its welcoming, supportive and friendly atmosphere, the University’s innovative approaches to gender equality, environmental sustainability and creating educational opportunities for all are world-leading. Worcester graduates are highly successful at gaining jobs and go on to make a real difference in the world.

Achievements of University of Worcester

  • 1st in the UK and 26th in the world for quality education (The Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking 2019).
  • First Class Honours – for the 11th consecutive year – (The People and Planet University League 2019)
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year (Green Gown Awards 2019)
  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Lisa Mauro-Bracken
Lisa Mauro-Bracken
Head of Department Health and Well-Being

“Our Healthcare Management and Leadership MSc is a distinct programme bringing theory and practice together to enable managers and leaders to respond to the challenges that exist in healthcare settings. The multidisciplinary approach to teaching offers learning opportunities by experts from the School of Allied Health and Community, from Worcester Business School and Psychology ensuring content is relevant to health systems and social care.Management and leadership in the health and social care sector is increasingly important both in the UK and worldwide, with the need for managers and leaders to have appropriate skills and knowledge (WHO, 2007). The course is designed for aspiring and existing managers and leaders providing a developmental route for health care professionals. It addresses the important factors influencing the management and leadership of both organisations and individuals. At Worcester taught elements of the course are delivered by a team of experts with content grounded in contemporary research and practice.”


General Information

Students are required to achieve 180 credits for completing the programme, which consists of eight modules including a dissertation in 15,000 words. Each taught module will be delivered by the University of Worcester and local associate faculty. A supervisor will be assigned to students to maintain close contact with students and to provide professional advice.

Module Credit
Advanced Research Analysis 2 15
Leading and Managing People 15
Challenging and Enhancing Service Delivery 15
Operational Strategy: Delivering Business Efficiency 15
Finance for Non-Financial Managers: Understanding the Numbers! 15
Individual Negotiated Learning 15
Leading and Managing Service and Quality Improvement 30
Dissertation 60

Study Format

The modules will generally have a 12-week study schedule as follows:

Week 1 Pre-reading  
Week 2 Module 1 (15 credits) / Module 3 (30 credits) Saturday
(2pm – 6pm)
(9am – 6pm)
Week 3 Module 2 (15 credits) / Module 3 (30 credits)
Week 4 Self-study / Revision / Coursework  
Week 5 Self-study / Revision / Coursework
Week 6 Self-study / Revision / Coursework
Week 7 Module 1 (15 credits) / Module 3 (30 credits) Saturday
(2pm – 6pm)
(9am – 6pm)
Week 8 Module 2 (15 credits) / Module 3 (30 credits)
Week 9 Self-study / Revision / Coursework  
Week 10 Self-study / Revision / Coursework
Week 11 Self-study / Revision / Coursework
Week 12 Assignment Submission

HKMA Institute of Healthcare Management

In view of the increasing demand for quality healthcare services and the projected management talent needs of the industry, The Hong Kong Management Association has established the Institute of Healthcare Management (HCM) in 2017, with a vision to be the leading institution advancing management excellence in the healthcare sector in Hong Kong and the Region.

HCM offers world-class healthcare management programmes and to serve as a learned platform for healthcare professional development with a view to making significant contribution to advancing management excellence in the healthcare sector in Hong Kong and the Region. Through education and training, HCM nurtures human capital in the healthcare sector. HCM also provides as a network for renowned scholars and experts to interact with the healthcare professionals and practitioners, as well as our fellows and members. In the process, best practices, state of the art knowledge and innovative ideas relevant to healthcare management sector are generated and promoted.



HK$ 85,800 (to be collected in 4 instalments)

Entry Qualifications

Applicants should hold:

  • An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in a health-related subject; OR
  • An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in business-related subject, and at least three-month working experience in a healthcare environment; OR
  • Qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. All students applying via this route will be assessed and interviewed.

English Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the programme (e.g. usually IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent), or previous post-secondary qualification where the medium of instruction was English.


Course Details

Mr Kai Kwong
Phone: 2774 8571
Ms Toby Chen
Phone: 3628 3429

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 / Ivy Ng 3468 6023 / Shino Choi 3468 6024 / Windy Ng 3468 6025
Email: /
Fax: 2365 1000

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.