SRH Hochschule für Gesundheit

Gera, Hamburg Health and Social Services Management, M. A.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 5 Semesters
  • extra-occupational
  • 120 ECTS
  • €450/Month
  • Akkreditiert (AHPGS)
  • multiple locations
  • master programme without a bachelor’s degree
  • Job/family compatible

You are already working in health care management and social services and would like to qualify for leadership and management tasks in health care and social services organizations? Then our continuing education master's program is the perfect fit fo

  • German
  • winter semester
SRH University of Applied Health Sciences
Your course content

What you will learn

For years, demographic change and technical and scientific progress have been presenting society with new challenges. Consequently, our health and social care system must increasingly work business oriented to meet cost-effectiveness and high quality, customer, and patient orientation. At the same time, healthcare workers are feeling more stressed and overworked. These developments and the managing of such tasks require healthcare and social care executives and managers with a wide range of skills and extensive education. Therefore, during your master's program, we teach you to recognize company-specific problems, to develop strategically relevant solutions and to strengthen your company's market position.

In health and social care facilities, the aim is always to find a fine balance between high-quality care on the one hand and economic efficiency on the other. Consequently, the focus of our master's program in health and social management is on business expertise and management skills with consideration of ethical aspects, from a manager's point of view.  We emphasize the right handling of resources and how to efficiently use both existing personnel and your own capacities. You will gain important management knowledge and professional skills in the field of health and social services.

Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

On completing your studies, you will have the opportunity to take on a responsible position in management in both profit and non-profit companies. This includes roles in controlling, quality management, human resources, project management, and managerial and staff functions. Your business acumen will qualify you for a wide range of managerial positions.

Completing a master’s degree can then lead to an academic career and doctorate. The usual prerequisite for a master’s degree is that you have a first academic degree (e.g. Bachelor, Diplom or Magister).

  • outpatient, day-care and inpatient facilities, such as hospitals, medical care centers, rehabilitation facilities, social psychiatric institutions
  • Management in social work, for example of day care centers for children, assisted living or homes for the elderly and nursing homes
  • Social work institutions, both regionally (e.g., district associations) and at the state or national level
  • Companies in the health and social economy
  • Youth, social and health offices, associations of the health and social sector, medical associations, health insurance companies, insurance companies as well as business and social consultancies
  • Companies in the pharmaceutical or medical technology sectors

Details of the study model and practical project

You study with us in a part-time study model, in a block structure typical for our university. This means that the attendance time comprises a You study with us in a part-time study model, in a block structure typical for our university. This means that the attendance time comprises a total of 6 block weekends per semester (Friday to Monday). This makes it easy to combine your studies with your professional life and your private requirements. You can also apply your acquired knowledge practically and address practical topics and questions directly in your lectures or with your of 6 block weekends per semester (Friday to Monday). This makes it easy to combine your studies with your professional life and your private requirements. You can also apply what you have learned directly in practice and address practical topics and questions directly in your lectures or with your teachers.

Your modules in the study

5 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester

First Semester

  • Health and social economy

  • Health and social law

  • Scientific methods of data collection, analysis and presentation

  • Leadership and health

  • Personal and social leadership skills

2. Semester

Second Semester

  • Health and social policy

  • Cost accounting and controlling

  • Scientific methods of data collection, analysis and presentation

  • Personal and social leadership skills

  • Strategy development and implementation

3. Semester

Third Semester

  • Remuneration and financing

  • Personnel marketing and selection

  • Human Resources Development

  • Health Marketing

  • Project related to professional field

4. Semester

Fourth semester

  • Coaching

  • Quality management

  • Corporate responsibility of health and social care institutions

  • Project related to professional field

5. Semester

Fifth semester

  • Master thesis

The rapid developments and challenges in almost all areas of health and social care require highly qualified experts more than ever.
Prof. Dr. habil. Michael Tiemann, Department Head

Confirmed study quality

The Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Services (AHPGS) ensures the quality assurance and professionalization of our bachelor's and master's degree programs. It achieved excellent results in all areas. The AHPGS accredits bachelor's and master's degree programs in the fields of health and social services as well as in adjacent and related fields. Furthermore, the AHPGS accredits control and quality assurance systems at universities, universities of applied sciences and more. The quality of our Master's program in Health and Social Management was successfully verified by the AGPGS.

About our quality promise

Admission requirements and application

It's so easy to start your dream studies with us!

To ensure a smooth and stress-free start to your dream studies, we recommend that you apply online for the winter semester by September 10.

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Access requirements

You can apply without obligation at any time via our Online-Portal bewerben. We will then review your application documents and invite you to a personal interview.

For admission to the Master's program in Health and Social Management, we require the following evidence from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in therapy, nursing, health, human or social sciences, social work or economics as well as professional experience
  • Proof of German language level B2 (for international applicants)
  • Professionals in professionally related fields, e.g.: 
    • in health care (physiotherapists / occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, etc.) *
    • in social services (social workers, social pedagogues, therapists, etc.) *

* According to § 70 of the ThürHG, in defined exceptional cases, applicants can also be admitted who have not completed a first academic degree, but have completed vocational training in a professionally related field and have at least 2 years of professional experience in this field. Due to this regulation, you can gain access to the Master's program via an aptitude test (one-time 200.00 Euro). Please contact us for more information.


If you have the necessary entry requirements, we are already looking forward to your application, which should then include the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae in tabular form with a current passport photo.
  • A copy of your identity card (front and back), for foreign students the National Identity Card.
  • A copy of your first academic degree
  • Proof of your professional qualification (only for applicants without a first academic degree).

In the selection process, we take equal account of the following criteria: academic performance, practical experience and previous professional career, further education and training, and the personal admission interview.

You have to register once for the online application process. This gives you the opportunity to add information and files later before you send us your documents.

Costs and financing

Here you will find all the information you need to realize your studies.

Your financing

As a state-recognized, private university, the SRH University of Applied Health Sciences is financed by tuition fees. These revenues are used to equip our campus, to provide services for our students, and to ensure that you receive the highest quality of education, creating an optimal study environment.

Campus Gera: 450€ / per month (total: 13.950 EUR)
Campus Hamburg: 680 € / per month (Total: 20.850 EUR)
The monthly fee remains the same throughout the entire study period. The one-time enrollment fee is 450.00 EUR and is due 4 weeks before the start of the study program. Except for the placement, aptitude or equivalency exam, if applicable, no separate exam fees or similar are charged, not even for repeat exams. This gives you maximum cost transparency during your studies. If you extend your studies beyond the standard period of study, fees will continue to be charged, since you will still be using the services offered by the university. If only the final thesis of the course is still outstanding, the fees are reduced by 50%.

In addition to efficient organization, a goal-oriented course of study requires a solid financial basis to be able to pay rent, living expenses and tuition fees. Financing options are available, including educational loans or scholarship programs.

We have compiled all financing options for you here .

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  • Here you learn step by step
  • You study in practical tasks in small teams
  • You can concentrate on the essentials in 5-week blocks
  • You get continuous performance feedback
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