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Health Management (BSc, HND)

Do you want to find a career or progress within Health Management? Do you want to achieve a qualification that will provide opportunities to climb the professional ladder in the Health or Social Care sectors? 

Then this is the course for you.

Health and Social Care is changing in Wales: Health and Social Care services are merging. There has never been a better time to become skilled in the sector. There is a place for you in the Health Portfolio.


Pathway Options and How to Apply

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 Management (BSc) (3 years)
UCAS code: 07B3
Apply via UCAS

Health Management (HND) (2 years)
UCAS code: 3LN
Apply via UCAS

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Institution Code: T80
Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£13,500 (Overseas)
  1. We are committed to care.
  2. We provide opportunities for you to develop and progress.
  3. We have links with the Industry and Local Health Boards to enable you to specialise and gain experience in your chosen area.
  4. We will help and support you to achieve your career aspirations.
  5. We offer flexible and exciting options for the future.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The Health Management Programme is offered as a BSc and HND. The programme provides the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective manager in the health and healthcare sector. You will gain an understanding of the external context in which healthcare organisations operate, how they are managed, as well as the analytical techniques that can be applied to the decision-making process within the Health Sector.

The Health Portfolio programmes are purposely integrated to allow flexible entry and exit between pathways. At the end of each year you are able to progress onto a different programme if your career choices or employment opportunities change.

Module Topics

First Year

  • Counselling Skills and Communication
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Managing Organisations
  • Personal and Academic Development
  • Psychology in Health and Social Care
  • Social Policy in Health and Social Care

Second Year

  • Complementary Therapies
  • Health Economics
  • Introduction to Research
  • Leading and Managing Health and Social Care Teams
  • Principles of Health and Social Care Practice
  • Workplace Practice

Third Year

  • Coaching, Mentoring and Team Work in Health and Social Care
  • Workplace Practice: Continued Professional Development
  • Health Portfolio Dissertation*
  • Emerging Issues*
  • Facilitating Change and Managing Quality 
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Development
  • Research Project*

* you choose the research pathway


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.

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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 experience and commitment to the sector.

HND Health Management (2 years)

Applicants will require AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • 32 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Or at least one years’ experience in related setting
  • Or Level 3 Access Diploma at 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 related setting
  • Or Level 3 Access Diploma at MERIT

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 work with three health boards as well as a variety of public and private organisations, companies and charities in the Health Sector across Wales to provide both employment and volunteer opportunities for all Health Portfolio students. 

Additional Costs

Due to the work practice module within this programme, students will be required to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.