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PgCert/PgDip/MSc Leadership and Service Improvement

PgCert/PgDip/MSc Leadership and Service Improvement

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Part time | Southwark Campus | 4 years | SEP

Study mode

Part time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Quality Management Leadership Health Service Administration / Management

Course type


Course Summary


Strong, effective leadership in health care is vital for the delivery of safe, high quality patient care. On this course, established and new leaders will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and practice, developing and communicating a vision to engage with multiple stakeholders.

The programme is intended for experienced, qualified health care professionals who may work in and across a range of health care settings and in a variety of clinical, managerial and leadership roles.

We aim to:

  • Develop leadership knowledge and skills which can be applied to the delivery of a quality, evidence-based service linked to service user, staff and organisational outcomes
  • Develop transformational leaders capable of improving and innovating health and social care delivery in a range of settings
  • Develop a critical awareness of self in the leadership of service delivery and innovation
  • Enhance critical awareness and reflection on the interfaces between policy, research, commissioning, service and practice
  • Enable you to contribute to the advancement of your practice and the service you deliver by your professional development and life-long approach to learning

The course is delivered one day per week: in Year 1 you will attend University on Mondays and in Year 2 you will attend on Wednesdays.


With a range of flexible pathways available, our courses and modules are designed to enhance career opportunities by helping health care professionals to manage change, lead improvement initiatives and to become an effective leader.

Professional links

The School of Health and Social Care delivers postgraduate education programmes and applied research linked to practice and workforce innovation, as well as research capacity building. The work undertaken by staff and students is recognised both nationally and internationally.


Strategic leadership in health care (20 Credits) - Core
Innovation for excellence - leading service change (20 Credits) - Core
Research in health and social care (20 Credits) - Core
Leading continuous quality improvement in health care (20 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Successful students will normally hold a health-related professional qualification; and at least a Bachelor degree equivalent to Second Class Honours Lower Division: or equivalent experience.