Health Administration

MSc Full-time

Course Overview

UCAS code:
Duration: 1 year
Study type: Full-Time
Napier code: 72735MM

This innovative course is designed for graduates who have, or aspire to, an administration role in health and social care. The multi-professional approach will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills required to continue at a more advanced level and enhance your career development.

The course will prepare you to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care.

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This innovative programme is intended specifically for graduates who have an administration role within health and social care or aspire to such a role. This programme has a multi-professional approach which will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required to continue at a more advanced level and enhance their career development.

The MSc Health Administration programme is designed to prepare students to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care. Through the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills set base within a broad international context. Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing students with engaging and contemporary materials which link practice and theory and challenge students to take a critical perspective on both.

While the assessments methods used with the programme are varied, they all have direct relevance to the world of work.

Through the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills set base within a broad international context. Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing students with engaging and contemporary materials which link practice and theory and challenge students to take a critical perspective on both.

While the assessments methods used with the programme are varied, they all have direct relevance to the world of work. The MSc Health Administration is distinctive in that it offers modules from the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences and the Business School.

The programme aims to enable students to be innovative, provide leadership and prepare them as professional health care managers. Critical appraisal of culturally relevant health and social policy is used to facilitate students achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels.

What's it like?

Develop the skills required within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care sector.

Career prospects

We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 95.4% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2013). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out.

The programme aims to enable students to be innovative, provide leadership and prepare them as professional health care managers. Critical appraisal of culturally relevant health and social policy is used to facilitate students achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels.

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Entry to the course

International students

Full-time study (per year)

The fees listed are stated per annum.

Part-time study (per year)

The fees listed are stated per annum.

Part-time study

The number of modules studied is dependant on the exit that you wish to achieve, for example:

  • A Grad Cert is 60 Credits (3 modules)
  • A Cert HE/Grad Dip/ HND is 120 credits (6 modules)
  • A Dip HE credit is 240 credits (12 modules)
  • A Degree is 360 credits (18 modules)
  • An Honours Degree is 480 credits

Please note that some part-time courses give modular exemptions for previous study and vocational experience. Advice is available during application.

Part-time study (per module)

  • A Postgraduate Certificate is 60 credits (3 modules)
  • A Postgraduate Diploma is 120 credits (6 modules)
  • MBA is 180 credits

Fees Table

Fees quoted are per academic year (for a full time programme studied in consecutive years) and reviewed annually unless otherwise noted.

Changes to RUK (England, Wales and N Ireland) student fees in 2015/6

RUK students commencing a four year honours degree in September 2015 will incur maximum tuition fees of £27,000 - £9,000 per year for three of the four years of their programme*.

RUK students commencing a five year MEng programme in September 2015 will incur maximum tuition fees of £36,000 - £9,000 per year for four of the five years of their programme*.
*A student’s last year of study will normally be the year exempt from incurring a fee.

RUK students who began their studies prior to September 2015 will continue to incur a fee for each year of their course at the RUK fee rate applicable to their cohort.

Other expenses

Working out how much you’ll need to live in Edinburgh while studying will vary depending on your priorities, but there are some things everyone will need to budget for. Check out our guide to living costs.
Funding your study

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specific scholarships for students from India and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Visit our funding pages to find out what you could be eligible for.

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