BSc (Hons) Health Services Management (with Foundation year)

University of East London (UEL)
United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 46,488
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 55,269

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: Must include passes at A2 in at least one subject.
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF)
  • International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language Requirements:

  • Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).


You’ll explore ways of improving the organisation and delivery of healthcare in both the UK and abroad. Wherever possible, we’ll encourage you to evaluate the impact of that delivery by researching health projects for yourself.

In your first year, we’ll introduce you to health, management, research and policy concepts. In year two, you’ll explore key principles in management and how to best utilise them to evaluate and improve the quality of health services.

In your final year, as well as having the chance to take a fascinating module on patient safety, you’ll explore more advanced management concepts such as redesigning services, leadership in change management and different methods of healthcare financing.

You’ll undertake a project as part of all this which, if you are already employed, could have a real impact at your workplace.

We’ve designed this course based on the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF). This means that when you graduate you’ll be fully equipped to apply for intermediate operational roles within the NHS and other health service providers.

Foundation Year
If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year programme. You’ll begin with a foundation year, which will prepare you for a successful transition to the degree course a year later.
By the end of the degree you’ll gain the same qualification as those obtaining direct entry to the course but you’ll take one year longer to complete your studies. 

  • Academic & Communication Skills
  • Essential Maths & ICT 
  • Human Biology 
  • Introduction to Health, Health Systems & Professionals 

Year 1

  • Understanding Health and Healthcare in the UK 
  • Personal and Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to health systems and their management 

Year 2

  • Employability
  • Research Methods and Skills 
  • Services and Operations Management in Health systems 


  • Health Policy
  • Global Health 
  • Health informatics 

Year 3

  • Research Project
  • Service design, transformation and leadership


  • Evidence synthesis 
  • Prevention and control of CDs and NCDs
  • Infection control in healthcare
  • Gender, Sexuality and Health 
  • Health promotion and later life
  • Global and local perspectives in health 
  • Strategy and commissioning 
  • Health service finance 
  • Professional practice in healthcare 
  • Comparative Health Services 
  • Elements of patient safety 
  • Achieving health service improvements using Lean Six Sigma 
  • Service Quality in Healthcare

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