Edinburgh Napier University Healthcare Management

Edinburgh Napier University Healthcare Management

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MScHealthcare Management

Postgraduate, Full-Time

Develop the knowledge and skills required to study health and social care at an advanced level and enhance your career development.

Course introduction

Please note this course was formerly titled: MSc Health Administration

This innovative course is designed for graduates who have, or aspire to, a management role in health and social care.

The MSc Healthcare Management programme is designed to prepare students to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care. Throughout the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills within a broad international context.

Edinburgh Napier University Healthcare Management

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 assessment methods used are varied, they all have direct relevance to the world of work. The MSc Healthcare Management programme is distinctive in that it offers modules from the School of Health and Social Care, the School of Applied Sciences and the Business School.

Subjects include

  • Leadership and finance for effective service delivery
  • Contemporary human resource management
  • Organisational Change and Management
  • Clinical governance and improvement practice
  • Exploring evidence to improve practice
  • Healthcare Management project
  • Modules from:
    • Contemporary ethical and professional Issues in healthcare
    • International health and social care

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.


The course 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 help students achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above or equivalent.  We look for applicants to have a background in health, health sciences or management in order to be eligible for the programme.