|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
Following the passage of the Health and Social Care Act, this new MSc/Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Commissioning is designed specifically for clinical commissioners, all those involved in new CCGs and emerging commissioning support organisations.
Although fully tailored to the current policy context, these programmes build on previous successful programmes such as the MSc in Health Care Commissioning delivered for NHS London and NHS West Midlands, the UK’s first MSc in Public Service Commissioning (delivered jointly with the Institute of Local Government Studies) and a series of local and regional commissioning development programmes delivered throughout the country.
The Healthcare Commissioning programme is available as a Full Masters programme, or as a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma.
The MSc programme is offered on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 year) basis, and consists of three compulsory modules, three optional modules and a dissertation.
The Postgraduate Diploma is offered on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 year) basis, and consists of four compulsory modules and two optional modules.
Each module involves approximately 30 hours contact time. To aid those travelling from distance, modules are delivered in units (for example, 5 consecutive days, or units of three and two consecutive days).
Central to the programmes are the three compulsory modules:
Decision-making and Priority Setting
Procurement and Market Management
All three modules are required for the Postgraduate Certificate.
The Postgraduate Diploma requires the addition of any three optional modules from HSMC’s programme.
The MSc requires a 10,000 word dissertation on a subject relaating to Healthcare Commissioning.
Career opportunities continue to be available in a range of employment areas.