MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership

MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership

Overview

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

Recognition of Degree

The MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership is awarded by the University of Worcester. The award is a fully accredited British university degree. The award carries equivalent academic status and recognition to the MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership degree conferred by the University to the local students in the UK.

A Reputable UK University

The University of Worcester is an internationally recognised university. It ranked #1 in the UK and #26 in the world for quality education (The Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking 2019).

Awarded the Largest Allocation of Additional Health-related Student Places

The University of Worcester was awarded the largest allocation of additional health-related student places in the UK in 2020, putting it in a strong position to add to its substantial and proven experience over the past two decades in training high-quality, effective and compassionate health professionals.

Prestigious Pre-Registration Nurse Education Provider

The University of Worcester has been shortlisted for a record 7th time in the UK as Pre-Registration Nurse Education Provider of the Year.

Fully taught by University of Worcester and Local Faculty

Each module is fully taught by University of Worcester and local associate faculty. They are grounded in contemporary research and practice in business psychology.

Attainable in 18 Months

Participants can complete the programme in 18 months with completing 7 modules and one dissertation.

Reasonable Programme Fee

Degree can be obtained in an affordable and competitive programme fee.

Assignment-based Assessment

All modules are assessed through written continuous assessments. This assists students to apply academic learning to the real healthcare management scenario.

Who should apply?

This programme provides a developmental route for professionals who work at advanced level practice as managers and leaders within healthcare. It addresses the important factors influencing the management and leadership of both organisations and individuals. It aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and resources to enable them to reach their full potential as managers and leaders.

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.)

Details

Information at a Glance

Commencement Date:

Deadline for New Application:

Tuition fee:

HKD$85,800

Medium of Instruction:

English
Brochure Timetable

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
Elizabeth Davies-Ward
Elizabeth Davies-Ward
Head of School, School of Allied Health and Community

“I am delighted that you are interested in our innovative postgraduate course MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership, and I am proud that we are partnering with The Hong Kong Management Association to bring this course to you. The School prides itself on working collaboratively with students in all aspects of university life. MSc Healthcare Management and Leadership is a new postgraduate course, taught by experienced academics with industry experience and global knowledge. I look forward to personally welcoming you to the School and invite you to be part of our on-going success.”

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.”

Details

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
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)
Sunday
(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)
Sunday
(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.


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-tine 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.

Admissions

Tuition

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.

Enquiry

Course Details

Mr Kai Kwong
Phone: 2774 8571
Email: mschc.worcester@hkma.org.hk
 
Ms Eva Lock
Phone: 3958 4800
Email: mschc.worcester@hkma.org.hk

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
Email: hkma@hkma.org.hk / enrol@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

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