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Health and Care Management (BSc, DipHE, CertHE)

Health and Care is changing in these unprecedented times. It has never been more important for the right people to get into the right jobs in the sector.

Do you want to reach management level within your career within Health and Care? Would you like to progress through frontline services to lead and coordinate teams? Then this programme is for you.

 Our unique portfolio of programmes are designed to offer flexible learning for flexible lives and work around you and your work and care commitments. All of our courses are also available as part-time options.

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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Contact Name: Neil Hapgood

Institution Code: T80
Tuition Fees 2021/22:
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

In the first year, you will study a range of topics including academic skills, health and care enterprise, communication and counselling techniques, and healthcare management processes.

The course then goes onto study a range of health and care topics with specialised management areas of study including finances, leadership in teams, and management processes in health.


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

Cert HE (1 year)

  • 12 UCAS points.
  • Work or life experience is also considered if you have no formal qualifications.

Dip HE (2 years)

Applicants will require at least one of the following:

  • 32 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Or at least one year's experience in a related setting
  • Or Level 3 Access Diploma at a minimum of PASS

BSc Health Management (3 years)

Applicants will require at least one of the following:

  • 48 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Or at least two years’ experience in a related setting
  • Or Level 3 Access Diploma at minimum PASS

Please note DBS is required for all Health Portfolio Students. We recommend utilising the update system*

*costs apply

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.