MSc Healthcare Management Apprenticeship

The MSc Healthcare Management equips Apprentices with the knowledge skills and behaviours to understand business in healthcare settings and the various challenges facing managers from an operational and strategic perspective.

Benefits of the programme
The MSc Healthcare Management helps develop your leadership skills in relation to decision making, problem-solving, team working, negotiation and employee performance management.
The MSc in Healthcare Management has been designed to meet the needs of business and industry, offering unique insights on contemporary issues in the global economy. Its various modules covering the most relevant and current healthcare management topics equip and support learners for a career in senior leadership roles within the healthcare industry.
Apprentices will cover general management units such as Leadership and Change Management and Accounting and Financial Management. They will also focus on modules explicitly designed for the healthcare industry, such as Managing Integrated Healthcare Systems and Health Economics.

This apprenticeship follows the Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Standard. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, learners will gain an MSc in Healthcare Leadership.

Duration and commitment
The duration of the apprenticeship will be two and a half years, including the end-point assessment. This programme is delivered through face-to-face learning one day per week at our Medway campus. This counts to the apprentices 20% off the job training, however, there may be the need to undertake additional self-direct study at evenings and weekends.
Face-to-face teaching is supported by online learning throughout the year and meetings with a dedicated Apprenticeship Advisor every 8-12 weeks. 

Entry requirements
Apprentices enrolling on this programme are expected to have a good honours degree from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification. In addition, applicants are required to have a minimum of three years of full-time relevant managerial work experience. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree can still be considered on a case-by-case basis, providing they hold more than ten years of managerial work experience. As mentioned, you also need to hold a GCSE in English and Maths at grade 4 (C grade). You must also be employed in a relevant Healthcare Management role.


  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Global Sustainable Healthcare
  • Managing Integrated Healthcare Systems
  • Collaborative Practices in Healthcare Management
  • Corporate Strategy and Performance Measurement
  • Marketing Management and Communications
  • Professional Skills and Employability Development
  • Consultancy Skills and Practice
  • Health Economics
  • Management Consultancy Report

Fees and funding
The maximum funding for this apprenticeship is £14,000, which can be covered by the Apprenticeship Levy or by government co-investment. There is also a commercial top-up fee to be paid by the employer of £500, which allows the apprentice to achieve an MSc alongside their apprenticeship. 

Start dates

This programme starts in September each year. Please contact us for application cut-off dates.  

Contact Us
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"The course has given me the opportunity to explore other business areas. The strategic thinking has also increased my knowledge and awareness around the information that is needed behind the scenes for decisions to be made."

Elizabeth Marriott-Smith, Medway NHS Trust

This Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeships is underpinned by the MSc Healthcare Management (Level 7):  

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