As the largest sector in the UK, health and social care plays a crucial role in supporting the economy by maintaining the physical and mental health of the population. The recent global pandemic has highlighted the importance of the management of health and social care delivery.
Our MBA Health and Social Care degree addresses the specific demands placed on professionals who are responsible for leading policy, strategy and services in their organisation; be it in the public, private or voluntary-aided sector. You will study the key management disciplines within a health and social care context, including business planning and finance, project and operations management, healthcare service improvement and leadership. Our lecturers have extensive experience teaching, training, and working in the health and social care management sector. You are assured that the content of your studies will be directly relevant to the constantly evolving world of contemporary health and social care management.
Structure and content
Over the course of your MBA, you will study a total of 10 modules. See below for the modules which you will study:
Operations and Major Incident Management
Healthcare Law and Ethics
Managing Finance in Health and Social Care Organisations
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Cross Cultural Leadership
Marketing and Demand Management in Health and Social Care
Strategy in the Public and Private Sectors
Research Methods and Ethics
Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care
Postgraduate Major Project
Students must have equivalent of a UK first degree at 2:2 or above plus relevant experience.
Have previously been taught in English and have sufficient command of English to undertake postgraduate study or have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or better.
If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent non-UK qualification and did not achieve our required grades for entry, but can demonstrate that your life/work skills would make you suitable, you should still consider applying.
Teaching and assessment
Tuesday & Thursday - 18:00-21:00
Saturday - 10:00-17:00
Part-time delivery rotates between Tuesday & Thursday (18:00-21:00) and Saturday (10:00-17:00) across trimesters:
Trimesters 1/3/5 - Tuesday & Thursday / Trimesters 2/4/6 - Saturday
ARUL employs assignments, presentations and examinations to measure student progress, along with an innovative case study major project or dissertation.
The Major Project involves detailed research, analysis and reporting of a healthcare or social care related organisational issues.
In today’s competitive employment market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job or early promotion. We believe your postgraduate degree from ARUL will enhance your employability and career development:
- ARUL lecturers have extensive experience of the healthcare management sector and teaching and training in the sector. You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary healthcare and social care management. Furthermore, you will study management from a practical as well as from an academic perspective.
- ARUL lecturers have a wealth of contacts and you will study alongside students from all over the world. This provides great opportunities for networking!
- There will be additional seminars with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. These will include CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.