Postgraduate MSc

Healthcare Management

This programme starts in January, perfect for a career break, or to meet international visa requirements. We also provide a September start so you can study at the time that is right for you.

This programme is also available with an Internationally Incorporated Masters (IIM) specifically designed for the needs of international students.

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Contemporary Healthcare Management faces enormous challenges and requires leaders that provide effective management and oversight of healthcare organisations. The healthcare managers of tomorrow not only need to provide strong leadership, they need to consider healthcare globally, with a focus on a holistic approach, inclusivity, sustainability and communication. Through a focus on these key issues, and a strong data-driven approach, our MSc Healthcare Management students are ready to step into the sector and effect change in the places they want to see it.

Our CMI-accredited MSc Healthcare Management course is taught by international experts and enables you to get to grips with strategy and leadership alongside the study of healthcare. You’ll learn about corporate strategy and performance measurement, finance and accounting, marketing management and leadership. You will also gain a detailed insight into key topics such as global sustainability in healthcare, managing integrated healthcare systems and providing an inclusive service. You will end your Master's with a detailed report with the support of a dedicated expert supervisor, a strong basis to kickstart your career.

Our Healthcare Management programme is designed to work for both current healthcare professionals looking to get ahead in their career, or those wanting to switch lanes and jump into a new field. Graduates typically find work across many realms of the NHS and private healthcare institutions. They also go on to work in general management and consultancy both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations. Our global approach and CMI accreditation means you can take your expertise into any area of the world you want, effect change, and embrace a successful, global career.


Kent Business School is among the top 1% of ‘triple crown’ business schools worldwide following its European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The ‘Triple Crown’ involves awards by the three leading business school accreditation organisations – EQUIS, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Why study Healthcare Management at Kent?

Set your own pace.

January start courses are ideal if you want to take a career break and enhance your skills. Take your career further or jump lanes and break into a new field.  


Independent rankings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 80% of Kent Business School's research was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The school’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of high calibre research.

Embedding employability.

Employability is at our core. You'll receive dedicated support to kickstart your career through our teaching and careers support up to 3 years after graduation.

An international hub.

You’ll be part of a supportive, diverse community at our Medway campus, just 40 minutes from London. Expand your network and make global connections.  

Industry experts.

Our academics are industry experts who have hands on experience with everything they teach. Your course is informed by real world expertise.  

Changing Direction

I found the MSc Healthcare Management course at Kent and saw it had good credentials. Kent seemed like a great place for international students too.

It takes ambition to steer your career in a new direction. For Moronke Agboola, this meant embarking on an MSc in Healthcare Management to supercharge her knowledge in the healthcare industry.

Your future

Successful KBS graduates: graduate destinations

Our Healthcare Management graduates find work across many realms of the NHS and private healthcare institutions. They also go on to work in  general management and consultancy both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations.

Embedded employability: developing career-enhancing skills

You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate. We enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects to help you achieve your ambition. 

From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace. Our qualified careers practitioners provide support for up to three years after graduation.

Our careers and employability support at Kent Business School is designed to make sure you are ready to hit the ground running when you graduate, when you study with us you can expect:

  • 1-2-1 personalised Career Coaching with qualified and experienced coaches.
  • Pre-arrival guidance for international students to support navigating the UK labour market
  • Mentoring opportunities through professional bodies, business leaders and Kent alumni
  • Workshops and events designed to support your career planning, finding and securing work and work experience, and professional development, including insights from industry.
  • Access to careers fairs, live projects/competitions with employers and networking opportunities
  • Plus access to extracurricular professional development and skills courses run by industry professionals

Additionally, the Postgraduate Employability Edge programme, available to PGT students at Kent Business School takes place from Welcome Week through to the end of the academic year and is designed to enhance your career prospects further.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Body for Management and Leadership. The CMI is the only organisation that can award Chartered Manager status, the highest accolade for managers and leaders.

Career support
Whether you want to get ahead in your current career, change lanes, or kickstart a new one – we are here to help you realise your ambition.

Fees and funding

January entry

The annual tuition fees for students starting this course in January 2024 can be found on the Student Finance page.

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs

Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 

Search our scholarships finder for possible funding opportunities. You may find it helpful to look at both:


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

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Learn more about the application process or begin your application by clicking on a link below.

You will be able to choose your preferred year of entry once you have started your application. You can also save and return to your application at any time.

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Top 50

Kent ranked top 50 in The Complete University Guide 2024.

Fees and funding

Support for funding so you can focus on your studies.

Research excellence

Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.


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