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MScHealthcare Commissioning

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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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.

Programme structure

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.

Programme structure

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:

Strategic Commissioning
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

Career opportunities continue to be available in a range of employment areas.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States