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Course Essentials

Do you want to progress to a managerial role in healthcare, but you’re not sure if you qualify for university study? Then why not opt for Arden's four-year BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree course with an integrated foundation year?

A Degree with a Foundation Year is perfect for those who need a little extra support to continue their journey into higher education. It will prepare you with the essential skills needed to embark on your Undergraduate Degree in Healthcare Management.

This Blended Learning course from Arden University allows you to combine face-to-face learning with online studying. You'll attend lectures 2-3 days a week at one of our study centres in Manchester, Birmingham or London, and the rest of the time you can study online.

The course will focus on areas including social, political and ethical issues in healthcare, working ethically and performance management and will lead you to the career you've always wanted.


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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N20A
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management with Foundation Year
Duration:
4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
No
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
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres
  • Arden Tutors

This Healthcare Management Degree with Integrated Foundation Year at Arden University is perfect for those with a desire to return to education or are seeking to develop key study skills within their first year.

You’ll learn the basic skills and knowledge required at Undergraduate level in your foundation year, and then continue to study for your full Honours Degree over the remaining 3 years.

In your first year at Arden, you only need to commit to 3 days of face-to-face classroom sessions at one of our study centres in Manchester, Birmingham, or London. Once you progress into second year, you’re only required to attend 2 days face-to-face per week across the remaining three years.

Modules

Foundation Year

  • Skills for Academic Study
  • The Structure of Business
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Using Information
  • Working Ethically
  • Research Skills

Year 2

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Ethical Issues in International Healthcare
  • Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planning and Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Year 3

  • Financial Control and Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health & Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working
  • Leading Teams in Health & Social Care

Year 4

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

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case study analysis
  • Project

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions 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

Want to go straight onto a full Degree?

For our 3 year route, please find course details and modules for our Blended Learning BA (Hons) Healthcare Management

The four year route with integrated foundation year is perfect for those with a desire to return to education or seeking to develop key study skills in their first year.

Candidates for our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Their motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous learning was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Ready to go straight onto a full Degree?

For Arden's three-year route, please find course details and modules for our Blended Learning BA (Hons) Healthcare Management.

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.

After successfully completing this four-year Blended Learning course with Arden University, you’ll graduate with a BA (Hons) Healthcare Management.

Arden’s Degrees have been designed with your career in mind, ensuring that you will be equipped with all the relevant skills and knowledge that can be transferred straight into your role once you graduate. You’ll be fully prepared to enter an area of healthcare that interests you, whether that’s in the NHS, a care home, or hospital, ready to take on a leadership or management role.

Jobs that may be available to you include (but are not limited to):

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • GP Practice Manager
  • Care Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Developer

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto one of our Postgraduate programmes, such as:

What study centres are available at Arden University?

Our 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 Degree, 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 a full-time on-site Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from Blended Learning?

  • You will spend 2-3 set 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

It’s 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, the modern 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.

Your module tutors at Arden have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect indepth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting throughout your Foundation Degree in Healthcare.

Watch our short video below to meet Bruce Sheppy, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Healthcare at Arden University.

 
Course Details & Modules

This Healthcare Management Degree with Integrated Foundation Year at Arden University is perfect for those with a desire to return to education or are seeking to develop key study skills within their first year.

You’ll learn the basic skills and knowledge required at Undergraduate level in your foundation year, and then continue to study for your full Honours Degree over the remaining 3 years.

In your first year at Arden, you only need to commit to 3 days of face-to-face classroom sessions at one of our study centres in Manchester, Birmingham, or London. Once you progress into second year, you’re only required to attend 2 days face-to-face per week across the remaining three years.

Modules

Foundation Year

  • Skills for Academic Study
  • The Structure of Business
  • Using Numeracy, Data & IT
  • Using Information
  • Working Ethically
  • Research Skills

Year 2

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Ethical Issues in International Healthcare
  • Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planning and Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Year 3

  • Financial Control and Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health & Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working
  • Leading Teams in Health & Social Care

Year 4

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

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case study analysis
  • Project

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions 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

Want to go straight onto a full Degree?

For our 3 year route, please find course details and modules for our Blended Learning BA (Hons) Healthcare Management

Entry Requirements

The four year route with integrated foundation year is perfect for those with a desire to return to education or seeking to develop key study skills in their first year.

Candidates for our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree with Foundation Year are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-550 words) or interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme at Arden University, taking into account:

  • Their motivation for undertaking the programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Prior qualifications
  • References

If your previous learning was not in English, you will also need to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Ready to go straight onto a full Degree?

For Arden's three-year route, please find course details and modules for our Blended Learning BA (Hons) Healthcare Management.

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.

Career Prospects

After successfully completing this four-year Blended Learning course with Arden University, you’ll graduate with a BA (Hons) Healthcare Management.

Arden’s Degrees have been designed with your career in mind, ensuring that you will be equipped with all the relevant skills and knowledge that can be transferred straight into your role once you graduate. You’ll be fully prepared to enter an area of healthcare that interests you, whether that’s in the NHS, a care home, or hospital, ready to take on a leadership or management role.

Jobs that may be available to you include (but are not limited to):

  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • GP Practice Manager
  • Care Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Developer

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study. You could continue your studies with Arden and enrol onto one of our Postgraduate programmes, such as:

Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University?

Our 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 Degree, 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 a full-time on-site Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from Blended Learning?

  • You will spend 2-3 set 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

It’s 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, the modern 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.

Arden Tutors

Your module tutors at Arden have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect indepth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting throughout your Foundation Degree in Healthcare.

Watch our short video below to meet Bruce Sheppy, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Healthcare at Arden University.

 

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