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Health and Care Management (BSc, DipHE, CertHE)

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This programme’s primary aim is to equip you to join the health and social care workforce. We strive to train and develop a health and social care workforce capable of meeting strategic governmental objectives and becoming prepared for a lifelong career within the health and care sector.

The Digital Health and Care discipline has responded to marked contextual and strategic change in the field by updating programmes to incorporate new elements of policy and skills and to increase your options in the rapidly evolving environment of health and social care.

You will be provided with a higher education qualification related to management within the health and social care sector, through progressive exploration of topics that have relevance to careers in the primary functions of management.

This programme offers an opportunity for personal and academic development, respecting and building on prior relevant study or vocational experience. We aim to enhance your ability to exercise investigative, reflective analytical and reasoning powers in context and to provide you with the knowledge and skills to extend your study and training post-graduation.

We also offer all modules through the medium of Welsh.


All of our programmes are offered FULL or PART-TIME.

We also offer two options for study over TWO or THREE YEARS – this depends on your own current level of qualifications and employment experience (see entry criteria below).

Please note that successful completion of a TWO YEAR programme leads to an unconditional one year ‘top up’ year of study in order for you to gain your BSc.

Health and Care Management (BSc) (3 years)
UCAS code: HCM1
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Health and Care Management (DipHE) (2 years)
UCAS code: HCM5
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Health and Care Management (CertHE) (1 year)
UCAS code: HCM6
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How to apply

Applicants to full-time courses can apply through UCAS. Applicants to part-time courses can apply through the University.

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Institution Code: T80

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

  1. We offer a flexible learning approach so you can work, care for your loved ones and fit university into your life.
  2. We are committed to supporting you into the job and career you want.
  3. We provide additional support to help you develop and progress, including study skills clubs and studying in the medium of Welsh.
  4. We have working relationships with organisations who can offer paid and volunteer job roles.
  5. We value the skills and experience you already hold when making your offer.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The course provides an overview of the merged health and care sector alongside specialist health management modules to upskill and progress you in the health and care sector.

Previous students have used this degree to gain entry into senior positions in their current roles within the public, private and third sector. Previous students have also used this course as a platform for further study.

We offer access to current key organisations and people within the health sector. We also provide a high level of academic support across the whole university to help strengthen your academic skills. 

Module Topics

Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BSc)

  • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Counselling, Communication, and the Therapeutic Relationship (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Introduction to Public Health and Wellbeing (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Management, Organisational Behaviour and Digital Change (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Psychology in Health and Social Care (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BSc)

  • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Health Economics (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Introduction to Independent Research Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Leading and Managing Health and Care Teams (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Principles of Health and Social Care Practice (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Three – Level 6 (BSc)

  • Coaching, Mentoring and Professional Development in Health and Care (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Digital Transformation in the Health and Care Professions (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Facilitating Change and Managing Quality Outcomes in Health Ecosystems (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Development (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module).

Assessments include: essays, exams, reports, presentations, reflective blogs and professional portfolios.
You will be asked to utilise information technology communication and organisational skills for your assignments.

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

Please note that every applicant is considered individually. We may also make offers based solely upon your life or work experience.

For applicants wishing to study Cert HE (one year) or Diploma HE (two year) qualifications, an offer will be made based upon your educational and employment experience.

For those wishing to study the BSc (three years) you will need to have obtained a minimum of 88 UCAS points.

Career Opportunities

We have a very strong employment support and work experience system within the Health Portfolio.

We link and work closely with public, private and third sector organisations and groups to provide opportunities for both paid and unpaid work for students.

Additional Costs

You are encouraged to continue or enter employment in the health, care or support sectors in order to enhance your studies. We recommend that you pay for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update option if you do not already have one in place. This however is not compulsory for the purposes of the programme.