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Leadership for the Health Professions, PGDip

Leadership for the Health Professions, PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

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. On completion this course leads to MSc in Leadership for the Health Professions.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance with attendance


2 years

Start date



This module provides an introduction to leadership and management concepts and theories, situated within a healthcare, educational or research based organisational context and culture. It also introduces students to the approaches and evidence base of leadership and management literature and organisational analysis. Consideration of contemporary leadership and management issues enables students to gain appreciation of the wider aspects of public service, policy, strategy, change, health systems, health professions education and organisational responses.

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

Students need to have a UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas Students.

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