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Leadership and Management in Health MSc Top-up

Leadership and Management in Health MSc Top-up

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Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Service Administration / Management

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This course gives practising clinicians and health service managers a step up to the next level, and provides first-class training in key competencies for those who want to enter this sector. You will enhance your leadership skills and gain a critical understanding of research into leadership and management.

Ranked as one of the best health management masters courses in the world, and in the top three in the UK*, the programme offers both academic rigour and the practical skills to apply what you have learned to the workplace. On this course you will work with the latest research and learn modelling and theories that you can use to analyse and improve your organisation straight away.

You will learn how to manage people, budgets, information, marketing and quality, as well as how to navigate organisational change and think creatively.

What this course offers

This Leadership and Management in Health course aims to:

Help you develop leadership competencies and skills in the healthcare sector.
Equip you with the knowledge and skills required to either enter professional practice of health management, or continue to a higher level professionally.
Offer flexible, modular learning which can be taken as a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters (MSc).
Give you access to a wealth of information in lectures, journals, e-learning forums, seminars, the library, online lectures and discussion groups.
Provide a critical understanding of the body of academic knowledge relevant to leadership and management and its application in practice.
Expand your professional knowledge by facilitating discussion with other practising professionals from different organisations and sectors.
Gives you an opportunity to research a specific area of healthcare management with practical application to your current workplace by means of a masters-level dissertation.

After you graduate

Recent graduates work for NHS trusts in roles such as service improvement and efficiency managers, senior managers, physiotherapy inpatient operational leads and as corporate strategists for St Michael's Hospital, Ontario, Canada.


This module aims to introduce the basic concepts of service operations management applicable to the health and social care environment. It will provide the methodology for the planning and control of resources within the health and social care environment and allow students to investigate various means of quality measurement and control and their suitability in ensuring the delivery of an appropriate and consistent service in line with the expectations of the service user.

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Entry requirements

Entry to this programme is assessed on either academic attainment or work experience. You will need: a good honours degree from a UK university (or an equivalent qualification from a recognised international higher education provider) in a relevant discipline. This is usually health or social sciences, though other qualifications at honours degree level are acceptable; or at least four years' work experience in middle or senior management, including participation in appropriate training events; and candidates need to demonstrate their motivation and ability to work at postgraduate level: they must be well prepared, disciplined and able to manage their time and workload effectively.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more