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Leadership in Health and Social Care PGDip

Leadership in Health and Social Care PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Caring Skills Health Studies Leadership

Course type


Course Summary

This course is specifically designed to support tomorrow’s industry leaders. Developed in conjunction with industry stakeholders, this course aims to provide an in depth overview of academic theory and an essential knowledge of research design necessary to help you fulfil your career ambitions. Subjects you’ll study include leading and managing people and processes, decision making and strategic thinking, public health agendas, and international leadership. You’ll also explore the principles and practice of research design to prepare you to undertake independent research at advanced level. Course Highlights: Our dedicated academic team have a wealth of experience working in NHS settings and are engaged in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching. Many classes are taught in our state-of-the-art teaching and research facility, Bolton One; The programme enables collaborative working with NHS North West and other health and social care organisations. You’ll have the opportunity to build the necessary skills for a leadership career in acute or community care.

Key Features: We’ve been offering high-quality courses, specifically designed to meet the needs of the health and social care sector, for over 30 years. We offer a supportive learning environment and provide free study skills sessions; This flexible course, which can also be studied on a stand-alone module basis at level HE7, is suitable for students who have been out of education for some time. We have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to change. Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression strand of Agenda for Change.

Career Opportunities: This course is designed to support existing or aspiring leaders to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership theories and frameworks and to apply these to their own role. It offers an advanced education in health and social care leadership and is aimed at individuals employed within any health or social care field. To succeed you’ll need to be a problem solver who can think on their feet to identify issues and find solutions. Some of the key transferable skills the course is designed to promote include self-leadership, data analysis, formulating strategy, evaluating evidence, managing knowledge and communication and persuasion.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


30 months

Start date



Leadership for integrated health and social care - Core
Leading and managing people and process - Core
Developing critical analytical skills for professional practice - Core
Leadership Decision Making and Strategic Thinking - Core
International leadership and Public health Agendas in Health and Social care - Core
Postgraduate Preparation for Research Design - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

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

Students are expected to possess an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have appropriate work experience. If they have a relevant professional qualification and/or substantial experience in a relevant field of practice, then we’ll be happy to consider their application.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more