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Digital Health Leadership PgDip

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1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Service Administration / Management Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Receive world-class training towards a career as a digital health leader on the flagship programme of the NHS Digital Academy. Commissioned by Health Education England in partnership with NHS Digital , this course explores how innovative leadership can help drive digital transformation within a healthcare setting. You'll apply your learning to your professional practice and build the leadership expertise needed to improve and scale digital workforce capabilities. You'll also evaluate and implement health information systems and learn how clinical data and insights can be used to drive continuous improvement. This programme unites a range of experts from Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation, the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh, HDR UK and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Teaching is delivered via a blended study programme, with online learning complemented by residential learning opportunities across various sites in the UK. The Master’s course concludes with an extended research project, where you'll implement a workplace project and critically appraise the results.

Teaching methods

Students will be provided with access to online content with guidance how to progress through the materials. This will be complemented by live webinars, tutorials, and assessment briefings on each module, delivered by the Module Leads. The Leadership & Transformational Change module will run throughout the course of the year. The module is centred around developing communities of practice, alongside with experts and practitioners sharing reflection on leadership challenges and experience with operating in health, policy, and innovation settings.


Develop expertise in identifying data sources and review the different types of data available.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Our minimum academic requirement is at least a 2.2 UK Honour's degree in relevant degree subject.

Department profile

Get your head start at Imperial with our wide range of Master’s programmes. Our postgraduate courses draw on recognised excellence in research to help you advance your career in academia, healthcare or industry. Medical and healthcare expertise is more important than ever. Make your mark on the medical world with a postgraduate degree from Imperial College London. We will equip you with the latest skills and techniques enabling you to bring...more

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