Healthcare Management BA (Hons)

This course is delivered and awarded by Arden University in Berlin.

Arden University’s BA (Hons) Healthcare management course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a management-level position in a healthcare-related environment. This course is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a confident healthcare professional, covering three main themes of Professional Environment and Practice, Operations and Quality Management, and Leadership and Management. You will acquire a range of key skills in different areas of healthcare, allowing you to progress in your current career or kick start a new one.

You’ll study in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe.^ Germany is recognised for its high-quality education.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

About Arden

This programme is designed, delivered and awarded by Arden University: a UK university regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for England (QAA) and the UK government.

Arden has helped 50,000 students from around the world succeed in its 26+ years of providing higher education. This institution was rated 4.2 out of 5 for student satisfaction, with 96% of graduates in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.*

*2016/17 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE)

Who should take this course?
This programme is for anyone looking to gain knowledge and tools that could lead to a range of successful careers such as a professional practitioner, manager, or leader in Health and Social Care. The programme is primarily aimed at people who are highly organised, hard-working and passionate about helping others.

How will you learn?

You will learn using a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Arden University's innovative distance learning techniques mix traditional face to face classes with the flexibility of online studying. You will also have access to online study materials and resources 24/7 to support independent study, as well as online lessons, tutorials, forums and virtual classrooms and libraries. Assessment methods consist of assignments, essays, presentations, case studies, portfolios and exams.  In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own student support coordinator for any administrative, technical, or motivational help. 

Programme structure

Students will develop the skills needed to become a successful leader in this increasingly important industry, gaining a grounded insight into fundamentally vital aspects such as the social, political and ethical issues in international healthcare. Additional areas covered include financial control, budgeting, business analysis and planning. 

Modules overview

Year 1

  • 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

  • Financial control & budgeting
  • Performance improvement and management in health and social Care
  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Inter-agency working in care delivery
  • Leading teams in health and social care

Year 3

  • Quality management in a care setting
  • Business analysis and planning
  • Global health and sustainability
  • Project management & risk
  • Research methods & final project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Programme Objectives
  • The Healthcare Management BA (Hons) course aims at providing the skills and tools you would need to gain a managerial position in the healthcare field.
  • Enabling students to gain a fundamental understanding of the ever-changing and often challenging, environment of healthcare.
  • Facilitating opportunities to explore the different areas of healthcare management, all of which play crucial roles in the successful operation of services in the industry.
  • The blended learning element provides high-quality, 21st century learning with both face-to-face and online learning taking place.
  • Preparing students to make informed decisions from a managerial position in the healthcare field.

Career direction

Upon completion of this degree, graduates will have a wide variety of options available to them. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Care manager
  • Health service manager
  • Charity officer 
  • Health promotion specialist

Programme objectives

  • Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018
  • Option to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit*
  • Excellent employment prospects**
  • Learn from world-class international faculty in an international environment
  • Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
  • Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
  • Rich in culture, history and entertainment
  • A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city
  • Delivered in the most popular European country for international students^

*For more information please visit our section for International students

**To become fully qualified within the Healthcare industry in Germany, you may be required to take an additional German course and examination which is approved by local authorities and accredited by relevant German institutions and associations. 

^Based on an annual survey by ICEF.

Fees and funding

In addition to the qualification, fees cover a range of student support services, including visa application support, as well as German language classes for international students.

Scholarships for this course will soon be available. To find out more, contact a programme advisor.

Tuition fee - €8,000 / Year

Flexible payment plan

Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the cost of your programme fees across multiple instalments.

More information on the flexible payment plans available can be found here.

*Terms and conditions apply

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements: 

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • Personal statement 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Non-standard entry:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have a strong motivation to study the programme. A personal statement will be needed if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. This statement should be between 350-500 words and should include your references, relevant prior experience and qualifications.

Furthermore, we will ask for references and evidence of a minimum of 2 years’ work experience.  

A completed application form is required for all entry routes.

Career statistics you need to know

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Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3,4%*

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Berlin was voted 7th best city in the world for students by Top Universities

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4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650**
in Europe, with a growing economy

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  • Full-time
  • Arden Study Centre Berlin, Germany
  • 3 Years
  • Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov
  • € 8000 per year.

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Student satisfaction rating on this course*

*Arden University 


Years of support by Arden University


Of students employed or in further study 6 months of graduating*


Of students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies*

Studying in Berlin has provided me with the exposure I needed to think outside the box. I choose to pursue a postgraduate degree as it will take me one step further towards my goal of becoming a professor.

Benedictus Agbelom, MSc Project Management