PhD/MPhil Health Services Management
Prospective applicants for the Health Services Management programme from University of Birmingham are invited to apply, outlining their special interests. As part of their application, candidates will need to submit an outline proposal of their research topic. Find out more about writing a proposal for HSMC.
|Duration:||2 years (MPhil Full-Time)
3 years (PhD Full-Time)
4 years (MPhil Part-Time)
6 years (PhD Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£20,340 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
All research degree programmes may be undertaken either by full-time study or, for home and EU students only, by part-time study. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer distance learning courses for postgraduate research, although we are exploring the possibility of offering this in the future.
The Health Services Management programme from University of Birmingham offers two types of research degree: MPhil and PhD. Both may be taken either by full- or part-time study. Prospective applicants for research degrees in any aspect of health service management and health care policy are invited to apply, outlining their special interests. As part of their application, candidates will need to submit an outline proposal of their research topic.
HSMC offers the opportunity to study for research degrees in a wide variety of topics relating to health services policy and management, including:
- Health Policy and Reform
- Decision making and strategic planning
- Service and quality improvement
- Public, patients and communities
- Leadership and management
- Workforce and professions
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
The skills you will gain from studying in the School are highly sought after in most jobs or professions, as you will develop analytical skills and the ability to gather, assess and interpret data, all of which require clear and logical thinking. Birmingham’s School of Social Policy postgraduates enter a wide range of occupational sectors: the majority in the public sector in areas such as youth work but others including events, sales administration and education. Many graduates also opt to continue in academia.
Direct entry to a PhD programme requires a Masters degree or a relevant good Honours degree. The entry requirements for an MPhil are a good Honours degree or equivalent. Post-qualification experience will also be taken into account when considering applicants. Possibilities exist for transfer to a PhD programme from an MPhil programme.