Course details

The MSc in Healthcare Management is designed to facilitate healthcare professionals, managers and administrators to develop the necessary knowledge, expertise and skills which can be applied to various settings within healthcare systems.

The programme comprises six taught modules, an organisational development project and a personal development plan which aims to provide you with the knowledge and expertise to lead and manage effectively in healthcare organisations.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be better able to ensure the delivery and configuration of high-quality healthcare services, lead and manage change and development within your organisation and profession. This will require a thorough knowledge and understanding of the complexity of healthcare, business processes, finance, operations management, information technology, marketing, leadership and strategy.

Applications are invited from all those working in the healthcare sector including doctors, managers, nurses, other clinical specialists and administrators who wish to develop and extend their management knowledge and skills. Personnel in allied health businesses such as medical supplies/equipment and pharmaceuticals may also find the programme relevant and valuable for their needs.

This programme is:

  • Accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI)
  • Recognised by the Higher Education Council (HEC), Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education in Jordan
  • Recognised by the Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman

Delivery and design

The MSc in Healthcare Management is designed to facilitate staff working in the health service and is delivered using a combination of classroom contact days, online learning and tutorials.

Year 1 consists of six taught modules which include three days of on-campus lectures and activities, with the remainder of the module dedicated to reading and assignment completion.

Year 2 comprises a practice-based dissertation supported by 8 Action Learning sets, which is equivalent to three modules.

Most participants complete the Postgraduate Diploma in one academic year and the MSc degree in two academic years.

The MSc in Healthcare Management is offered in three locations: Dublin, Bahrain and Dubai. This means you may have the opportunity to take some of your modules in another country.

Semester 1

  • Module 1: Managing Organisations and People (10 ECTS)
  • Module 2: Operations & Quality Management (10 ECTS)
  • Module 3: Evaluation, Measurement & Research (10 ECTS)

Semester 2

  • Module 4: Managing Finance in Healthcare Organisations (10 ECTS)
  • Module 5: Leadership & Strategic Management (10 ECTS)
  • Module 6: Quality & Risk Management (10 ECTS)

Semester 3 and 4

  • Action Learning Sets and Action Research Project (30 ECTS)

Assessments

Your learning on each module is assessed by one of a number of methods: examination, individual assignment or team assignment and case studies.

Learning outcomes

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand the complexity and determinants of health and healthcare systems.
  • Understand management, the role of the manager in healthcare and understanding how organisations work.
  • Manage resources – effectively managing people, finance and organisations.
  • Manage across boundaries – evaluating how services can best be configured and delivered.
  • Teamwork effectively and manage multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Develop leadership, personal and professional learning and development skills.

Entry requirements - Dublin

All applicants should hold a primary degree and be working in the healthcare sector.

For applicants who don’t hold a primary degree, there is a recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway outlined below.

Recognition of prior learning

The RCSI regulations for RPL provide a process and framework for validating and placing a value on prior learning for the purpose of:

  • A. Admission
  • B. Exemption
  • C. Advanced entry/transfer between programmes

The EU Council (2012) defines validation as a process of confirmation by an authorised body that an individual has acquired learning outcomes measured against a relevant standard which consists of four distinct phases:

  1. Identification – dialogue of particular experiences of an individual
  2. Documentation – making visible the individuals experiences
  3. Assessment – formal assessment of these experiences
  4. Certification – the results of the assessment

These regulations are intended for use by the RCSI staff and faculty involved in admissions processes relating to applicants seeking an assessment of their prior learning for the purposes of admission, exemption or advanced entry/transfer between programmes and to provide clarity and direction for candidates during their application process.

Fees and funding - Dublin

EU applicants

  • Year 1: €8,000
  • Year 2: €4,500

Non-EU applicants

  • Year 1: €16,000
  • Year 2: €9,000

You can complete three modules to receive a postgraduate certificate (total fee: €4,150) or you can exit with a postgraduate diploma upon completion of six modules (total fee: €8,300). A stand-alone module option can also be made available (total fee: €1,395) depending on class numbers.

Please note

  • The tuition includes all resources, including core textbooks, access to our award-winning online learning portal and access to extensive RCSI-only databases.
  • The tuition fee is also inclusive of a NUI fee.
  • Fees are payable via instalments or in one lump sum.
  • All fees must be paid in full at the beginning of each semester.
  • Students with outstanding fees will not be entitled to receive their grades.
  • Students with outstanding fees will have VLE and library privileges withdrawn.
  • Students with outstanding fees at the end of Year 1 will not have grades brought forward to the Exam Board and will not progress to Year 2.
  • Students with outstanding fees at the end of Year 2 will not have their grades brought forward to the exam board and will not graduate.
  • We ask that students who are being sponsored or funded by their employer forward us on a funding confirmation letter. This can be sent to leadership@rcsi.ie.

Entry requirements - Bahrain

To be considered for admission into the MSC programme, the following documentation must be submitted for review:

  • High school certificate and transcripts: 10th, 11th, and 12th copies of originals are required. Please ensure the documents have the relevant attestation and authentication stamps.
  • Bachelor degree certificate/parchment and transcripts: Copies of the originals are required. Please ensure the documents have the relevant attestation and authentication stamps.
  • Equivalency certificate: This is only required if you have done your BSc in a country other than the country of your nationality. You can obtain an equivalency certificate from the Ministry of Education in your country of nationality stating that the degree is equivalent to that issued in your country.
  • Medical fitness certificate from a government clinic/hospital in your country of residence: This certificate should state that you are "FIT" to study at the RCSI Bahrain Campus, should state your accurate full name as per your passport, doctor signature and stamp, and the hospital stamp.
  • Proven proficiency in the English language: A score of at least 79 (internet-based) TOEFL or 5.5 in IELTS. All applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide this document.
  • Clear copies of your CV, current passport, national identification card and a passport-sized photograph (not older than six months).

Please note: Upon your acceptance onto the MSc programme, you may be asked to provide originals of the above documents prior to or on orientation day.

Fees and funding - Bahrain

  • Year 1: 5,500 BHD
  • Year 2: 5,000 BHD

Please note

  • The tuition includes all resources, access to library facilities, access to our award-winning online learning portal and access to extensive RCSI-only databases.
  • The tuition fee is also inclusive of a NUI fee.
  • Fees are payable via instalments or in one lump sum.
  • All fees must be paid in full at the beginning of each semester.
  • We ask that students who are being sponsored or funded by their employer forward us on a funding confirmation letter. This can be sent to leadershipbahrain@rcsi-mub.com.

Entry requirements - Dubai

To be considered for admissions into the MSC programme, you must provide the following information:

  • Bachelors Degree and transcript
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) - CGPA of a minimum 3 out of 4, students with a GPA below 3 can be accepted on a provisional basis and will be required to gain an average of 60% in the first 2 modules
  • Equivalency certificate - The MOE requires that all applicants, who hold a primary degree from outside the United Arab Emirates, obtain an equivalency certificate. For more information, please contact MOE on 971 4 217 6666 or 800 51115.
  • English proficiency test - IELTS score of 6.0 or the equivalent score on another standardised test approved by MOE.

There are two exceptions to the above:

  • If you are a native speaker of English and have completed your undergraduate education in an English institution in a country where English is the official language.
  • If you were admitted to and graduated from an English medium institution and can provide evidence that you acquired a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-based test (or its equivalent on another standardised test approved by MOE) upon admission to your undergraduate programme.

Fees and funding - Dubai

  • Year 1: 63,000 AED (inc. VAT)
  • Year 2: 52,500 AED (inc. VAT)

Please note

  • The tuition includes all resources, including core textbooks, access to our award-winning online learning portal and access to extensive RCSI-only databases.
  • The tuition fee is also inclusive of a NUI fee.
  • Fees are payable via instalments or in one lump sum.
  • We ask that students who are being sponsored or funded by their employer forward us on a funding confirmation letter. This can be sent to leadershipdubai@rcsi.ie.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 4, 2019
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