Arden University

Healthcare Management with Foundation Year Arden University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The Foundation Year will prepare you for success at undergraduate level, giving you the relevant skills and knowledge required for studying in Higher Education. The BA (Hons) Healthcare Management has a range of modules designed to develop you as a professional manager in this sector. Covering three core themes, Professional Environment & Practice, Operations & Quality Management and Leadership & Management, this course will give you the tools that could lead to a career as a professional practitioner, manager or leader in Health and Social Care.

Blended Learning:

When you sign up for one of our compressed blended courses 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 campus-based degree, without the full time commitment. This course is available to study at one of our study centres in Birmingham, Manchester, Tower Hill, Holborn and Ealing.

Online Distance Learning

Online Distance Learning is the flexible way of pursing a higher education qualification. You can study an international qualification without putting your life on hold. You will be able to watch online tutorials and access all of your learning materials online, you can study from any place in the world, on any device, at a time to suit you, as long as you can access the internet. If you don't want the huge expenses of going to a traditional university, or you are looking to gain work experience alongside gaining qualifications, online study may be the solution for you.

Course details


The modules you will study in your foundation year (Level 0):
• Skills for Academic Study
• The Structure of Business
• Using Numeracy, Data & IT
• Using Information
• Working Ethically
• Research Skills
/ Year 1 (Level 4)
• 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 & Managing Resources
• Fostering Dignity and Respect
/ Year 2 (Level 5)
• Financial Control & Budgeting
• Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
• Public Health
• Health Promotion
• Inter-Agency Working in Care Delivery
• Leading Teams
/ Year 3 (Level 6)
• Quality Management in a Care Setting
• Business Analysis and Planning
• Global health and sustainability
• Project Management & Risk
• Research Methods & Final Project

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:
• Assignments
• Reports
• Essays
• Examinations
• Practical tasks
• Case study analysis
• Portfolios of evidence.
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 tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Candidates are required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) or attend an interview demonstrating an ability to study the programme, taking into account :

o their motivation for undertaking the programme
o relevant work experience
o prior qualifications
o references

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £24,000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £24,000 Whole course
Scotland £24,000 Whole course
Wales £24,000 Whole course

Additional fee information

2019 Fees: Fee per level: £6,000 3-year degree total: £18,000 4-year degree total: £24,000 Please note, that from February 2020 our blended learning fees will be changing on our undergraduate programmes. The cost of our courses remains lower than the average UK degree qualification. For more information, please visit or 2020 Fees: Fee per year - £7,750 3-year degree - £23,250 4-year degree (with foundation year) - £31,000

Provider information

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Arden University
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Middlemarch Park

Course contact details

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