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Course Essentials

Arden University’s BA (Hons) Degree in Business, will develop your management skills while exploring both internal and external business environments.

This Arden University Degree is taught via our Blended Learning programme, which lets you combine online study with lectures 2 days a week at one of our London, Manchester or Birmingham based study centres.

Part of the School of Business and Management, this Business Degree will not only teach you the basics of Business, but will also explore topics such as Management Skills, the Principles of Marketing, Business Analysis and Managing Change.

When you finish your Arden University qualification you will be an adaptable ‘all-rounder’ in Business – essential in today’s modern, ever changing business world.

When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre or in Germany.

In addition to the 8 hours of face-to-face teaching each week, you will be expected to study an additional minimum of 25.5 hours of online independent learning.

This is perfect if you want more guided learning but need the flexibility to study around work, family or other commitments.

*hours will be allocated by Arden University
**available from February 2020 – subject to numbers

Entry Requirements

This BA (Hons) Healthcare Management Degree course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course at Arden University you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

Arden University is happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Not sure if you’re ready to take on this Degree?

We also offer this course as a 4 year Degree which includes a foundation year. We will consider you for the 4 year Degree programme if you hold a level 2 qualification (equivalent to 3 GCSE’s) or can demonstrate a years’ work experience.  The extra first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you’re returning to study after a long absence, or want some extra reassurance before embarking on a Degree course.

Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course Content

Our Healthcare Management Degree course gives you the chance to explore different areas of healthcare, all of which play crucial roles in the successful operation of services in the industry.

With Arden University you’ll learn about social, political and ethical issues in international healthcare, financial control and budgeting, and quality management.


Year 1

  • Skills for Learning in Care
  • Social, Political and Environmental 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

Study skills

During the first 6 weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend 4 study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The following study blocks will be the usual 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Year 2

  • Financial Control & Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working
  • 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.


We use a wide variety of assessment methods at Arden, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Exams
  • Practical tasks
  • Case study analysis
  • Portfolios of evidence

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your Blended Learning studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

Career Prospects

What can a Healthcare Management Degree do for me?

As well as obtaining a wide range of transferrable skills, this Blended Learning Degree will prepare you to pursue a management level position within the healthcare sector.

Health and social care is a vast service sector with new government initiatives giving it a higher profile than ever before. These developments mean there is likely to be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled people.

More than 60% of health studies graduates are in full-time employment six months after graduating, with a further 25% undertaking study or combining work and study, as reported by Prospects.

What can I do after Arden University?

People who graduate with this Degree typically go on to succeed in roles such as:

  • Care Manager
  • Health Service Manager
  • Charity Officer
  • Health Promotion Specialist

What do Arden’s Healthcare Management alumni say?

Edith was a support worker in an advanced dementia home when she decided to study a Healthcare Management Degree.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the way I have been challenged by the tutors, the ever-helpful back offices, and the interaction with fellow students. Here I am now, earning £10,000 a year more than I was three months ago and I’m now a Regional Trainer.”

What is Blended Learning in Arden University ?

Do you want to study for a Degree, but feel like you just don’t have the time to fit it into your life? Arden University’s  Blended Learning courses combine innovative online learning with traditional, face-to-face classes to give you a more flexible way to study.

How does it work?

The face-to-face hours are delivered as a part-time course would be, but with the additional independent online learning, you can still complete your Degree in 3 years*. This Blended approach means you can study anytime, anywhere and your tutors and support teams can be contacted outside of the classroom, online or over the phone.

When can I study?

Requiring just 8 hours of classes a week at your chosen UK study centre, you will have the opportunity to select when you want to learn: weekdays or  evenings .

  • Weekdays: 2 days per week either 9.00–13.00 or 13.30-17.30
  • Evenings**: 2 evenings per week 17.30–21.30

Where can I study?

With 5 Arden study centres across the UK, in Birmingham, London and Manchester, we believe we can offer a study option that suits most lifestyles.

So, whether you’re a full-time parent, striving to be employee of the month, or just don’t want the traditional study methods offered by other universities, Blended Learning at Arden University offers all the flexibility and support you need to fit study around your life.

Take a look at the courses on offer and talk to one of the Ulearn’s course advisors through our Live Chat function, or complete an enquiry form and someone will be in touch.

*4 years if taken with a foundation year.
** selected centres and courses only.

Flexible Intake Dates

At Arden University you don’t have to start your Degree in September like most other universities. We offer 6 different intakes throughout the year so you can start your course at a time that suits you and fits around your commitments.

Undergraduate Intake Dates

  • September
  • November
  • February
  • April
  • June

 How much will it cost?

We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why the cost of studying with Arden is lower than traditional universities. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further – you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.

You can choose to pay for your course in full, in installments or through employer sponsorship. For UK students, you can also choose to pay with a student loan, if you’re eligible. For more information and for up-to-date fees please visit: https://arden.ac.uk/studying-with-us/fees-and-funding







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