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Leadership in Health & Social Care (International) MSc

Leadership in Health & Social Care (International) MSc

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Caring Skills Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


This programme is designed to help you progress as an international healthcare professional. It will give you both the skills and the professional qualification you need to apply for more senior leadership and management positions within health and social care.

Our team of experienced academics and practitioners focus on competent management and effective leadership, giving students from both clinical and managerial backgrounds the tools required to deliver service improvement and sustainable change in health and social care settings.

The programme is suitable for those working in both clinical and non-clinical roles:

  • those already working as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses or doctors who wish to pursue managerial opportunities
  • those working within the health and social care or voluntary sector in roles such as commissioning, quality improvement, clinical auditing or risk management who are looking to take the next step in their career

You will have the opportunity to study with people from a variety of different countries, services and settings. The programme is designed to be as useful as possible to both yourself and your employer; we combine study and assessment of theory alongside its application within a work setting.

Learning and assessment

This programme combines study and assessment of theory alongside its application within a work setting.

Study is through a blending learning approach including attendance on campus for each module, a virtual learing environment to support study, and ongoing tutor support.

Assessment of the programme includes practical application of skills and knowledge, demonstrating a theoretical understanding and enabling you to grow in confidence.

Career prospects

The programme is targeted at aspiring international 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.

This course has enabled previous graduates to go on to more senior roles within their organisations, as well as secondments to international bodies.


On completing the module, you will be able to: analyse the current national and international health and social care environment and the implications for managing people; critically evaluate different theories and approaches that can be used to plan, recruit, manage and develop the workforce; critically apply different approaches to managing people.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

Students normally hold a first degree or professional qualification we will consider your application if you do not possess such a qualification but have appropriate work experience. Recognised English qualification, for example, GCSE English grade A-C.

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more

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