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Course Essentials

Arden University's BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Top-Up Degree will help those with a relevant HND qualification (or equivalent) upgrade their qualification to a full Bachelor’s Degree with Honours.

This fast-track route via our Blended Learning programme is the equivalent of the final year of undergraduate study and can be a low-cost, time-efficient route to be the best you can be and open up new career opportunities.

Blended Learning at Arden brings you the best of both worlds - online study where and when you want it, alongside regular lectures in one of our UK study centres. Arden currently has centres in London, Birmingham and Manchester to choose from.

By the end of this programme, you’ll be able to make informed decisions that lead to better practise in a challenging and changing healthcare environment.


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
120
UCAS Course Code:
N10C
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 12th January
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Career Prospects
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Study Centres

Are you hoping to become a management-level healthcare professional? If you need complex healthcare knowhow, you’re starting in the right place with Arden University.

By the end of this Healthcare Management Top-up Degree course, you’ll be able to make informed decisions that lead to better practise in this challenging and changing environment and achieve a full Undergraduate Degree in Healthcare Management.

Modules

Year 1

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health and Sustainability
  • Project Management and Risk
  • Research Methods and Final Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

This BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Top-up course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have:

  • A HND in health or social care or equivalent - your prior learning must be consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business: finance, marketing, HRM and operations management.

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). 

What can a Healthcare Management Top-up Degree do for me?

Health and social care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever before. These developments mean there is likely to be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled people.

More than 60% of health studies graduates are in full-time employment six months after graduating, with a further 25% undertaking study or combining work and study, as reported by Prospects.

Boosting your knowledge of health and social care, a Healthcare Management Degree can equip you with a range of vocational skills that will lead you into your future career and beyond.

What can I do after Arden University?

People who graduate from Arden with this degree typically go on to succeed in roles such as:

  • Care Manager
  • Health Service Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Health Promotion Specialist

What do Arden's Healthcare alumni say?

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management Degree at Arden:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever-helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students. Here I am now, earning £10,000 a year more than I was three months ago and I’m now a Regional Trainer.”

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of full-time lectures, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

Are you hoping to become a management-level healthcare professional? If you need complex healthcare knowhow, you’re starting in the right place with Arden University.

By the end of this Healthcare Management Top-up Degree course, you’ll be able to make informed decisions that lead to better practise in this challenging and changing environment and achieve a full Undergraduate Degree in Healthcare Management.

Modules

Year 1

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health and Sustainability
  • Project Management and Risk
  • Research Methods and Final Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

This BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Top-up course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have:

  • A HND in health or social care or equivalent - your prior learning must be consistent with Level 5 of the functional areas of business: finance, marketing, HRM and operations management.

If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). 

Career Prospects

What can a Healthcare Management Top-up Degree do for me?

Health and social care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever before. These developments mean there is likely to be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled people.

More than 60% of health studies graduates are in full-time employment six months after graduating, with a further 25% undertaking study or combining work and study, as reported by Prospects.

Boosting your knowledge of health and social care, a Healthcare Management Degree can equip you with a range of vocational skills that will lead you into your future career and beyond.

What can I do after Arden University?

People who graduate from Arden with this degree typically go on to succeed in roles such as:

  • Care Manager
  • Health Service Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Health Promotion Specialist

What do Arden's Healthcare alumni say?

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management Degree at Arden:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever-helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students. Here I am now, earning £10,000 a year more than I was three months ago and I’m now a Regional Trainer.”

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University? 

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of full-time lectures, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 2 days a week at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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