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Leadership and Management in Health PGDip

Leadership and Management in Health PGDip

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Management Skills (Specific) 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. 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 you will study

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, elearning 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 and 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.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on this course. The team includes by a mixture of highly qualified academics and healthcare practitioners with experience in the healthcare sector.

After you graduate

This course gives graduates the tools to progress rapidly in their careers, either through promotion within their current organisations or by taking positions in other organisations. Graduates leave the course as dynamic, forward-thinking healthcare professionals and service managers who excel in their field.


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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students 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

Whatever your reason for wanting to study further, at Kingston they will help make it work. Everyone at Kingston University is passionate about enhancing students’ life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century’s demanding workplace. The University collaborates with local, national and international businesses to ensure their research and...more