MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care

Course Overview

The MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care is a part-time two year course which forms part of the prominent NHS Wales Graduate General Management Training Scheme which will commence in October 2016 and will be completed by September 2018.

Key Features

 

  • According to the requirements of the commissioner this is a closed programme available only to NHS Wales Graduate Trainee Managers, recruited and selected by Academi Wales who lead on the NHS Graduate Management Scheme.

  • This programme will utilise existing research, teaching and practice expertise in health care management, health economics, health service research and  health and social  policy within Swansea University and draw on local and regional associations and networks within the Health Boards, Local Government and the third sector to enhance ‘real world’ application.

  • The MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care is aligned with the NHS Wales Core Competence Framework for Managers and Supervisors (Welsh Government, 2014).

  • It is anticipated that all successful MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care graduates (2016-18) will be employed in general management roles within NHS Wales.

 

Description

The MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care programme is designed to equip NHS Wales Graduate Management Trainees with a critical and analytical understanding of:

  • the broad context of the NHS in Wales
  • the complexity of public service environments and the challenges of enduring austerity
  • demographic pressures
  • increasing public demands and expectations faced by the NHS and other public services in Wales, the UK and internationally

The course will reflect the imperative of making the most of scarce resources to deliver the best possible outcomes for all. This forms a cornerstone of Prudent Health Principles which are the basis of a cultural shift in health and social care in Wales (Bevan Commission 2015, Bradley & Willson 2014).

A comprehensive knowledge of theories, models and concepts of leadership, management, change and innovation will provide the graduates with the tools to reflect, analyse and critically review their own practice, bringing together academic and experiential learning. Inclusive and collaborative learning will be facilitated through participatory and interactive methods.

Graduates will be equipped with a sound knowledge and critical understanding of health financing, resource management, improvement science and governance and the principles, methods and application of economic evaluation.

Entry Requirements

A first degree classification of 2.1 is the minimum entry criteria for the NHS Wales Graduate General Management trainee scheme.

According to the requirements of Academi Wales this will be a closed programme available only to a single cohort of 10-20 NHS Wales Graduate Trainee Managers, recruited and selected by Academi Wales who lead on the scheme. Part time study towards the MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care is a component of this training scheme.

For further information on the NHS Wales Graduate General Management trainee scheme click here.

How To Apply

Candidates will be recruited and selected to the NHS Wales Graduate General Management training scheme through a rigorous process by the commissioner, Academi Wales.  Part-time study towards the MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care is a component of this training scheme.

The trainees will be required to complete Swansea University application for the programme and ultimate responsibility to ensure the appropriateness of applicants will lie with the programme director/admissions tutor for the programme.

Application is through the programme commissioner; Academi Wales (Welsh Government)

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Part-time £2,650

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

This is a closed course and all students are sponsored by the Welsh Government or a Health Board. Sponsors pay the tuition fees and agreed course costs, including accommodation.

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Course Structure

This is a two year, part-time course (2016-18).  There are six 20 credit modules, each run over eight weeks in part one.  Students will have face to face teaching for 25 hours per module. The modules are taught over three residential days in week one of the module, followed up with webinars/seminars in weeks two and three.  

Part two consists of a 60 credit dissertation module, and will be completed in the second year.

Assessment

Assessments will be aligned to the NHS Wales Core Competence Framework for Managers and Supervisors (Welsh Government, 2014).

Careers and employability

Students will be employed as trainee general managers in Health Boards across Wales from September 2016 and will have access to a two-year work based learning programme delivered by Academi Wales that will build their core managerial capability, staff engagement skills, financial acumen, and ability to deliver change and improvements.  This Master’s award is a component of the NHS Graduate Management Trainee Scheme: trainees will study towards a postgraduate level qualification, the MSc/ PGDip/PGCert Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care.

Successful exit from the training scheme will include the award of MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care.

It is anticipated that all successful MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care graduates from this scheme (2016-18) will be employed in general management roles within NHS Wales.

Staff expertise

The teaching staff team include:

 

In addition, the below experts within the College will also contribute to teaching and supervision on this programme:

Location

The MSc Leadership, Management and Innovation in Health Care will be taught at the College of Human and Health Sciences, Singleton Park Campus, Swansea University.