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Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

The MSc Healthcare Leadership aims to meet development needs for the health and social care sectors, which are undergoing significant change. It is a vocationally-focused academic programme, intended to prepare professionals from the health sector, social care and related professions to become effective leaders and better managers in the workplace.

The programme will offer the opportunity to engage with key theory, but also to understand the specific contextual relevance in the NHS and social care, through delivery by specialists from both the University of Wolverhampton Business School and the School of Health and Wellbeing.

Upon completion of the course you will have an understanding of: perspectives on leadership, leadership theories and practice; how these apply in health and social care sectors during transition and change; how to appraise the micro and macro environments of the health and social care sectors and how to lead and manage within the complexity of these environments. Additionally, you will have learned how to improve performance through reflective practice, achieved via a range of teaching and learning methods and delivered within a contextually relevant but academically challenging programme of study.

Career Paths

This programme has been designed specifically to provide relevant knowledge and skills for those acting in a leadership role in the health and social care sectors. Past students have successfully applied their learning in their clinical or social care roles, effecting organisational improvement and have contributed to research in health care leadership - becoming knowledgeable, skilled, innovative and effective leaders.

Modules

This module introduces you to the range of perspectives which exist on what constitutes effective leadership in organisations. Taking a critical approach to classical and contemporary theories, models and frameworks of leadership, it evaluates the claims, prescriptions and evidence offered in support of a range of approaches. It also includes a consideration of issues related to leadership behaviour in organisations, such as power, authority, trust and politics, and considers the application of theory in practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£3,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more