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Leadership in Healthcare MSc

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Distance without attendance | Dundee City Campus | 42 months | SEP-21

Study mode

Distance without attendance


42 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Leadership Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Develop the core leadership skills required to take on a range of leadership roles and to lead changes in practice. This course will support you, both personally and professionally, to develop your knowledge and understanding of leadership within the context of healthcare and nursing.

The course takes account of leadership theory and evidence from other fields and disciplines, and in applying this knowledge, you will be encouraged to reflect on and develop your own personal leadership skills and values. Change is an integral component of leadership, so developing your understanding of the drivers for change and how to lead and implement change are also core components of the course.

Designed to offer flexible learning, this course is relevant to students across local, national and international healthcare settings. It is delivered by a team who have all held leadership roles in practice settings and educational contexts.

To achieve the MSc you will complete four modules and a dissertation. You will be taught via online distance learning, however, some masterclasses and assessment support sessions will be delivered locally and will be available for you to attend. For those who cannot attend, the masterclasses will be recorded, and support sessions will be delivered by web conference.


Our MSc courses are designed to support you to achieve career aspirations beyond your initial role. While almost all of our students are already in professional roles, students who have completed our masters courses in the past have moved on to management and other promoted posts, as well as specialist roles such as hospital at night and clinical governance leads.

The core requirements of research and professional modules within the course ensures that you will have developed a range of key transferable skills that promote excellence, innovation and leadership in practice. Our aim is to help students become the leaders and experts of the future in health and social care, to be adaptable, confident and challenging in their approach, and to become the change agents in their professions.


This programme is targeted at professionals who work in health and social care who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of research methodologies in relation to their own setting. This module aims to enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of research or work-based project methodology. It will support you to develop critical thinking, and enable you to utilise and apply a methodology within your own area of interest or practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You'll normally need to have a degree or equivalent and work in a health or social care related area. We operate a flexible Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) system by which students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry. We recognise that students applying for this course may have acquired significant learning from previous educational and life/work experience. We can offer potential students the opportunity of having such learning assessed for credit. This credit would go towards your application for this course.