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Leadership for the Health Professions, PGDip

Leadership for the Health Professions, PGDip

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Study mode

Distance with attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Service Administration / Management

Course type


Course Summary


If you are a doctor, nurse or other health professional at any stage in your career and you have a leadership or management role, or aspire to one, our MSc Leadership for the Health Professions will help you develop the skills you need to flourish in your career.

Our unique interprofessional, multi-level, leadership development programme has been designed for busy working healthcare professionals, including international students. Our blended learning approach combines face to face contact days supplemented by online learning, tutor, mentor and peer support. You can study on campus, at either Swansea or Leicester, through distance learning, or a combination of both.

This part time programme provides you with theoretical and practical leadership development skills which you can apply across a range of leadership and management situations in healthcare and education. You’ll learn from a unique, case study based approach, where you will consider all aspects of health professionals’ activities from a leadership and management perspective.


We have carefully designed the course to provide you with an increased knowledge and understanding of Leadership for the Health Professions, and the skills and knowledge you need to apply your learning to professional practice.

As such, this Master’s degree will give you the in-depth knowledge of the field to potentially enhance your prospects for career progression and further academic study.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.


This module focuses on analysing, identifying and developing personal qualities, values, ethics and strategies relating to leadership, management and followership. Through engagement in a range of activities aimed at developing self-awareness and insight, reflection, group and teamworking skills and communication skills, students will be able to determine a personal development plan relating to their career and continuing development in clinical leadership and management. Furthermore, it aims to develop and consolidate understanding of theories and concepts relating to leading and managing change, risk and the impact of human factors concerned with managing the performance of groups, teams and individuals. Students will engage in activities which explore the impact of culture, unconscious bias, conflict management, change theories, motivation, organisational and individual support structures and processes and the need for effective quality management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Admission to this course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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