MSc Leadership for the Health Professions

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 3Yr PT
    PGDip 2Yr PT
    PGCert 1Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2:2
  3. Delivery
    campus based or distance learning

Course Overview

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This course is suitable for doctors, nurses, academic staff and other health professionals at all stages of their career (including trainees) with a leadership or management role or those aspiring to one.

This modular programme can be taken as a separate Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma as well as a full Master level qualification. It has been designed specifically for busy working professionals combining face to face contact days supplemented by online learning and tutor, mentor and peer support. The campus-based course is delivered in Swansea and Leicester.

Key Features

This unique interprofessional, multi-level, leadership development programme has been designed primarily for health professionals actively working in healthcare, education, research or management.  It will enable you to:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of leadership and management theory grounded in policy, strategy and practice together with the core skills of critical analysis, evaluation, creative and reflective thinking and writing
  • Conduct research into and evaluate your own leadership practice
  • Promote interprofessional collaboration and understanding of leadership and management across a range of health professions
  • Develop increased personal effectiveness; work more effectively with teams and groups; lead and manage change and understand organisations and systems
  • Meet the needs of health boards and other organisations in developing the leaders of today and tomorrow

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Description

This modular programme, delivered in collaboration with the College of Human and Health Sciences, has been designed specifically for busy professionals combining face to face contact days supplemented by online learning and tutor and peer support.

It can be taken as a separate Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma as well as a full Master’s level qualification.

The programme will provide students with leadership training with modules exploring:  

  • PMLM10 Contemporary issues in health professions leadership (15 Credits)
  • PMLM11 Understanding organisations, systems and services (15 Credits)
  • PMLM12 Developing yourself as a leader and managing performance (30 Credits)
  • PMLM13 The learning organisations, teams and groups (15 Credits)
  • SHQM40 Social, cultural and economic context of health (15 Credits)
  • PMLM14 Developing leadership, innovation and change (30 Credits)

Additionally, students will be able to choose to complete a research based dissertation or a work based reflective portfolio.

Leadership Programme Structure

Entry Requirements

You will require at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. There is also provision for admission that takes into account work experience if you have an undergraduate degree below a 2:2 honours level.

If you do not have an undergraduate degree you must have significant relevant work (or other) experience, which has been assessed as appropriate by the Admissions Selectors.

If you are an international student, you will need to demonstrate knowledge of the English language at IELTS overall 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

How To Apply

1. Online application

Please read our Guidance Notes before applying online. Online application is the quickest way to apply and receive a decision on your application.

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2. Apply by Post or Email

Please download our Application Pack [PDF] and send the completed form by post or email to :

Postgraduate Admissions Office 
Swansea University 
Singleton Park 
Swansea
SA2 8PP 
United Kingdom

Email: postgraduate.admissions@swansea.ac.uk Tel: +44(0)1792 295358

Reference form

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Admissions Policy

For more information, please download our Admissions Policy [PDF]

Tuition Fees

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

UK/EU International
MSc Part-time £2,000 £4,900
PGDip Part-time £2,000 £4,900
PGCert Part-time £2,000 £4,900

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

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.

Employability and Professional Development

Professional Development

The College of Medicine offers the following the M Level modules for this programme as standalone opportunities for prospective students to undertake continued professional development (CPD) in the area of clinical and educational leadership: 

  • PMLM10 Contemporary issues in health professions leadership (15 Credits)
  • PMLM11 Understanding organisations, systems and services (15 Credits)
  • PMLM12 Developing yourself as a leader and managing performance (30 Credits)
  • PMLM13 The learning organisations, teams and groups (15 Credits)
  • PMLM14 Developing leadership, innovation and change (30 Credits)

You can enroll on any of the modules as either an Associate Student (who will be required to complete the module(s) assessments) or as a Non-Associate Student (who can attend all teaching sessions but will not be required to complete any assessments).

How to Apply

For information and advice on applying for any of the continuing education opportunities, please contact the College directly at PostgraduateMedicine@swansea.ac.uk.

Employability

Postgraduate study has many benefits, including enhanced employability, career progression, intellectual reward and the opportunity to change direction with a conversion course.

From the moment you arrive in Swansea, specialist staff in Careers and Employability will help you plan and prepare for your future. They will help you identify and develop skills that will enable you to make the most of your postgraduate degree and enhance your career options. The services they offer will ensure that you have the best possible chance of success in the job market.

The student experience at Swansea University offers a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development through involvement in many aspects of student life.  

Co-curricular opportunities to develop employability skills include national and international work experience and study abroad programmes and volunteering, together with students' union and athletic union societies, social and leisure activities.