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MSc Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation

MSc Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation

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Full time | Plymouth University | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Management Of Change & Innovation Management Skills (Specific) Health Service Administration / Management

Course type


Course Summary

Enhance your skills in the areas of management, leadership and innovation – required by a wide range of healthcare professionals and health service managers. The course is designed to be a highly flexible entry into management within the health and care service, whether your interests lie in leadership, quality improvement, innovation methodology, organisation development, patient safety, or education.

Choose to study part-time (usually over three years) – if you wish to study at your own pace, then this inter-professional and highly flexible programme is for you as you can choose to take breaks between modules according to the demands of your busy personal and professional life; Benefit from flexible learning. There are a number of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities relating to this programme where a single module or specific days within a module may be taken independently. Improve your leadership and management skills – develop your knowledge and abilities as a leader, manager and innovative thinker, appropriate if you are a doctor, dentist, manager or a healthcare professional working in a care environment. A blended learning approach with face-to-face sessions, access to interactive materials, electronic learning environment and tutorial support. Equip yourself with the skills to plan and conduct a full masters dissertation. Choose whether to substitute the research-based dissertation project with a professional or quality improvement project that is directly relevant to the service area in which you work. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) is available as an option. For example, if you have completed the Plymouth/Bristol Professional and Generic Skills programme, you may use this in place of the Foundation module.


An in-depth study of aspects of management, leadership and innovation in healthcare, relevant to professionals seeking to lead services and organisations into the future. This will build on the themes from the Foundation Module and develop them in the context of the current political, economic, regulatory and technological environment.

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Entry requirements

A recognised first degree or equivalent will be required. Entrants who have acquired experience through work or other means that enables staff responsible for admissions to be confident of the candidate’s ability to succeed in the programme may also be considered, in line with QAA guidance.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more