What will I learn?

Developed collaboratively by WMG's Institute of Digital Healthcare, Warwick Medical School and The National Health Service, this Healthcare Operational Management MSc drives the implementation of innovative digital technologies and services to facilitate improvement in the complex healthcare service sector.

Course Overview

This course has been designed to fulfil the specific needs of graduates interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. Healthcare organisations share many commonalities with production facilities, including the need for efficient process flow, change management, and quality standards. You’ll explore the principles, approaches, strategies and techniques to understand, model, analyse and manage complex healthcare systems. You’ll also learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness and productivity, without compromising quality or safety. Ultimately, you’ll gain the essential knowledge to manage the integration of people, systems, and technologies to ensure the delivery of consistent, high quality, person centric care. The course is suitable for graduates from a broad range of academic disciplines across technical, scientific, medical, management, and social sciences. Strong quantitative skills will be required.

Teaching

This course has two components – a taught component accounting for two thirds of your time and effort, and a research component (dissertation) accounting for one-third.

For the taught component, we blend lectures with seminars, syndicate exercises, simulations, and case studies. Each module is delivered intensively over one full week or two half weeks, and classes are deliberately kept small to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Our module leaders have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.

Assessment

At the end of each module, you will be given a Post Module Assignment (PMA) based on the learning objectives of that module. This is a piece of assessed written work which should take around 110 hours to complete. Most modules also have some in-module assessed work.

For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. This project accounts for 50% of your overall credits and is submitted in the form of a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words, followed by an oral examination or viva at the end of the year.

Careers

Healthcare is a dynamic sector with ever increasing demands worldwide. There is a constant need for experts with the knowledge, skills and expertise to manage and drive innovation, implement change and improve quality and efficiency in healthcare services.

As a graduate of the MSc in Healthcare Operational Management, you will have a broad range of career opportunities open to you within managerial or organisational leadership roles. With additional experience, you would expect to progress into a key executive role in the healthcare sector, which would involve leading and overseeing programmes, service transformation and policy.

Which department am I in?

WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£28,520.00 (US$ 38,336) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

University of Warwick

Coventry,

CV4 7AL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants looking to apply to our Postgraduate Taught or Research degrees, the following are Undergraduate degree classification requirements, and their US equivalent GPA, on a scale of either 4.0 or 4.3. 1:1 or 1st Class equivalent to GPA 3.8 or 2:1 or Upper Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.3or 2:2 or Lower Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.0.

For international students

Mid 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a range of disciplines across technical, medical, scientific, management and social sciences. IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0. Students need to have: Overall Score of 92 (Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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