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PgDip Senior Leader: Health and Social Care

PgDip Senior Leader: Health and Social Care

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Study mode

Part time


30 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Leadership Caring Skills Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

Course Details

This course is designed to help health and social care professionals develop leadership and managerial capabilities. Whatever sector you currently work in, this enriching leadership programme will help you understand the problems and challenges facing enterprises and organisations in the health and social care setting and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to identify potential solutions.

We aim to stretch your leadership competencies into new areas of potential responsibility. The syllabus incorporates vital skills applicable in almost any business, such as building a thorough knowledge of an organisation and its leadership, developing creative and systematic approaches to underlying business issues, and understanding how you can improve business and management practices.

This two-year part-time programme is designed to be compatible with the demands of a full-time job. The course runs one day a week. Learning is supported via interactive in-class and online sessions and independent study. Course materials are available online, so you can prepare work at home, ensuring that in-class learning is highly interactive.


  • This course offers you the chance to join a well-established postgraduate community and study alongside fellow professionals aiming for a career in executive management.
  • Teaching and supervision are delivered by a dedicated team of experienced and well-qualified staff.
  • The University's excellent libraries, 24/7 IT facilities, Wi-Fi and learning areas are freely available for your use.
  • You'll have access to a research methods module that will assist in your studies.
  • When you successfully complete this PgDip, you'll have the option to continue your studies to obtain an MBA (by undertaking the optional additional dissertation module) or progress to study a Professional Doctorate focussed on a practice area of your choice.

Key Features

  • We'll support you in developing your knowledge and understanding of strategic management issues in health and social care.
  • You'll have the chance to expand your research and analysis skills.
  • Teaching is conducted by a highly dedicated team with specialist knowledge in a wide range of subject areas and close links to health and social care.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You should have both of the following: significant relevant work experience in a business or management capacity; and a UK honours degree/postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.