About the Course

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Leadership in Project Management is a new continuing professional development course, designed to meet the needs of those wishing to gain knowledge and expertise of the skills required for the successful leadership of complex projects.

It examines the common causes of project failure and explores the contribution that strong leadership makes to successful delivery. Based on a series of linked lectures and group exercises that give participants the opportunity to assess, analyse and practice the different aspects of leadership style required to build confidence and credibility by: 

  • Managing stakeholder relationships, through open communication
  • Creating a good project reputation, through public relations
  • Crisis management, when projects do not go strictly to plan

It recognises the importance of tools and techniques for project management and covers

  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Portfolio Management of Programmes and Projects
  • PRINCE Project Management
  • Professionalism in Practice

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, you will be able to select and apply the correct methodologies in relation to managing a project, differentiate between leadership and management, the importance of managing change, enhance your team working and communication skills, and learn how to become assertive in the work place.

You will enhance and improve your personal and career potential, by exploring leadership styles and their practical application in managing complex projects.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed to meet the needs of anyone who wishes to develop their career by gaining skills, knowledge and expertise in leading complex projects. It would be most beneficial to people who have already had some experience of managing projects or are about to take higher levels of responsibility for more complex projects.  It will also be valuable to anyone in the public and private sector.

Course Delivered by

Gwyn Thomas


Working with Professor Gwyn Thomas, latterly the Chief Information Officer for Wales and Informatics Director for Health and Social Services, the College of Medicine have put together an exciting programme for the week. 

A variety of teaching methods help ensure effective learning, and all sessions are delivered by suitably qualified and experienced lecturing staff.


Professor Gwyn Thomas has been awarded an Honorary Chair at the Medical College at Swansea University to help to design and deliver educational programmes to build leadership skills for informatics professionals.

Course Pre-requisites

A general understanding of what project management entails, and a willingness to explore the subject in depth. Candidates need not have managed projects before in order to attend this course, but may be looking to take on work related project management in the future.

Course Credits

The Leadership in Project Management Course is part of the MSc Health Informatics module (PMIM603) which carries 20 Masters Level Credits and these are awarded on completion of a successful assignment. 

However, students who wish to attend for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes only, will omit the assessment and be given a Certificate of Attendance.

Course Fees

The course fees for EU/UK students for this module are £611.00. International students please enquire for further details of course fees.

Applications are now closed.

Contact Us

Course Enquiries:
Tony Paget
Associate Professor & Course Director: MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Data Science and MRes Health Informatics

Marketing Enquiries:
Stephanie Lee

Data Science Building, Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, SWANSEA SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

+44 (0)1792 602874