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MSc Healthcare Operational Management

Full-time Master's
Healthcare Operational Management

Developed between WMG, Warwick Medical School and industry, this programme facilitates quality and productivity improvements in the healthcare

Start date:
30 September 2024

12 months, full time

Application deadline:
2 August 2024

Master of Science (MSc) 

Watch our video explanation of MSc Healthcare Operational Management

Highlights and benefits

  • The course incorporates the strengths of the WMG and Warwick Medical School, along with input from the NHS. Tutors bring a range of expertise including health sciences, industrial engineering, informatics, statistics, epidemiology, and health economics.
  • Learn about real-world challenges facing global, healthcare systems and gain insight into the workings of hospitals as well as to other primary care and mental health services.
  • Guest speakers from the healthcare sector contribute to the learning regularly, bringing additional real-world insight.
  • The course will prepare you for a successful career in a sector where there are many exciting opportunities for innovation in the management of healthcare quality improvement projects.


This MSc in Healthcare Operational Management has been designed to fulfil the specific needs and requirements of graduates interested in a management or leadership role within the complex healthcare service sector.

Healthcare organisations share commonalities with production facilities, including the need for efficient process flow, change management, and quality standards. As a student you will explore the principles, approaches, strategies, and techniques for analysing, designing, and managing complex healthcare systems. You will learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness, productivity, quality, and safety.

Throughout the year, you’ll acquire the skills and knowledge to assess organisational performance and drive the development and implementation of innovation in healthcare organisations in order to bring about improvement. You will learn about the workings of health systems and the processes that have impact on the industry today, such as the transformative abilities of technology and data.

We will provide you with an insight into health systems modelling, e-health, health informatics, and epidemiology. Ultimately, you will gain the essential knowledge to manage the integration of people, systems, and technologies to ensure the delivery of consistent high quality, person-centric care.

Dr Sudi Lahiri talks about Project Management in Healthcare

"Health care service delivery is one of the largest and most dynamic industries in the world. It is also heavily regulated and resource intensive. Hence, healthcare organisations are constantly exploring new ways to improve resource efficiency and return on investments while ensuring that service quality is of the highest standard. These realities have also created exciting opportunities for innovation in the management of healthcare quality improvement projects. It entails understanding stakeholder requirements; managing collaborations with multiple sponsors around different sets of priorities; planning and developing solutions within tightly controlled deadlines in the face of limited resources; and ensuring that deliverables of the project are successfully met against industry accepted benchmarks and government regulations; while also meeting stakeholder requirements around quality, safety and cost."

Meet the Course Director: Dr Sudi Lahiri

"I have had the opportunity to interact with and hence, observe health systems in different countries. While each of these health systems are unique in their own ways, nonetheless, they also share commonalities, i.e., ensuring patient-centred care, efficient resource usage, quality, and safety."

Sudi Lahiri

Scholarships and Bursaries

WMG will be awarding over £1million in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on any of our full-time MSc programmes beginning in September 2024.

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