Healthcare Management BA (Hons)

This course is delivered and awarded by Arden University at the Arden Study Centre 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 the three main themes of Professional Environment and Practice, Operations and Quality Management and Leadership and Management. Students 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.

Flexible payment plans available* - please see the fees and funding tab.


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 succeed over 26 years of supporting higher education learners around the world. 96% of graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.*

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

4.2 out of 5 stars - Arden University are highly rated by their students. 


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 essentially aimed at people who are highly organized, hard-working and passionate about helping others.


Programme structure

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


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.
  • Enable students to gain a fundamental understanding the ever-changing, and often challenging environment of healthcare.
  • Facilitating student’s 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.
  • Prepare students to make informed decisions from a managerial position in the healthcare field.

Career direction

Having completed this degree, graduates will have a wide variety of options for roles they can succeed in. These 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 a 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
  • Study in Germany – the most popular option 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. 

** For more information please visit our section for International students

^ Based on an annual survey by ICEF.

Fees and funding

In addition to the qualification, fees cover a range of student support services, including accommodation assistance and 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

A deposit of €1,000 is required to begin with.

Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across multiple installments. If you apply today you can receive an early bird discount of €1,000.

Year 1

  • 1st Payment - €1,500
  • 2nd Payment - €1,500
  • 3rd Payment - €1,500
  • 4th Payment - €1,500
  • 5th Payment - €1,000
  • 6th Payment - €0

For full details on the flexible payment plans available, click here.

*Terms and conditions apply. 

Please note that all payment plans are suggested only. A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Students can spread out the payments as they like, as long as this is in line with the payment date deadlines.


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. 


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



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



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



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
  • September 2019
  • per year.

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Students satisfaction on this course*

*Arden University 


years of support by Arden University


Employed or further study after 6 months of graduating*


Students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies*