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MSc Leadership Development

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

FEB-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Leadership Health Practice Administration

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

If you are working, or aspiring to work, in a position of influence across the wider health and social care community, this MSc is for you. The programme is targeted at aspiring healthcare professionals who wish to apply for leadership and management positions within health and social care, as well as those already working as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses or doctors. The course is also suitable for those working in a variety of non-clinical roles, for example commissioners, quality improvement managers, clinical auditors, risk management, team leaders, social workers, patient advocates, or in the voluntary sector.

Three specialist pathways are available which enable you to tailor the programme to meet your individual needs:

MSc Leadership Development (Clinical Leadership) is ideal if you work as a clinician and wish to focus on clinical leadership;
MSc Leadership Development (Leadership and Management) is for those who are working, or aspire to work, in a leadership or management role;
MSc Leadership Development (Medical Leadership and Management) is suitable for doctors, offering bespoke modules which provide a medical content and a business focus.

Career Prospects
In an increasingly competitive health service, health and social care staff need to continually seek opportunities to add to their portfolio of qualifications in order to advance their careers. This is especially true for allied health professionals, clinical scientists, doctors, nurses and social workers where a postgraduate qualification is increasingly deemed desirable and essential.

For those students aspiring to work in leadership and management roles within health and social care, the programme will equip with you with essential transferable skills that will enable you to apply for a wide variety of roles within service improvement, project management, audit, governance, quality, commissioning, business operations, risk and patient safety.

This MSc Leadership Development programme will equip you with a range of leadership and change management skills. It provides a highly relevant qualification which demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development and also gives you an advantage over your peers.

Modules

Research Methods introduces you to the research process including the philosophical fundamentals of both quantitative and qualitative traditions and a range of research methodologies. The module will enable you to demonstrate the ability to critically appraise a range of research methodologies and plan a small-scale empirical project in your chosen discipline, as well as gaining awareness of the theoretical and practical implications of undertaking such a study.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (credit)

39

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

To join this MSc you should ideally have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a health or social care related subject, although other subjects may be considered. If you are in full-time employment and have a minimum of five years’ experience working within health and social care, you may be able to access the programme without a degree if you are able to demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more