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MSC Health and Social Care Leadership

MSC Health and Social Care Leadership

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Caring Skills Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

Leadership has consistently been shown to be key to the effective delivery of health and social care services. Indeed, lack of leadership has been cited as a major cause of most health and social care system failures. On this course, you will learn how to lead effectively and make sustainable improvements to health and social care services. You'll learn to understand strategic system level issues, solve organisational problems and devise, implement and evaluate successful service improvement initiatives. You'll also learn to strengthen teamwork, motivation, commitment and effort, and thereby improve service user outcomes. You will learn through lectures and seminars, workshop–style sessions, live projects, extensive independent reading and study, self–reflection,peer and tutor engagement, blended learning approaches, online learning, written assessments, case studies

Future careers

This course prepares you for leadership and management positions in the NHS or other health or social care providers, further studies.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Leadership In Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Leading Change (30 Credits) - Core
Researching For Practice (Taught) (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£690 for 15 credits or £1,375 for 30 credits).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first degree or an appropriate professional qualification considered to represent equivalence to a degree.  N.B.  In some circumstances experience of degree level study along with leadership/management experience will be considered.

University information

There are more than 30,000 students currently at Sheffield Hallam, with more than 6,000 of those studying at postgraduate level. Sheffield Hallam University focuses heavily on industry experience and applied learning. You will study in the heart of Sheffield City centre, on one of the many postgraduate taught and research courses. They are shaped to help prepare you for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real...more

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