Everything you need to know...
- Develop the skills you need to be a leader in health and social care.
- Gain essential, qualifications for senior positions.
- Learn to lead strategically – evaluating and improving services at both systems and service levels.
Leadership has consistently been shown to be key to the effective delivery of health and social care services. Indeed, lack of leadership has been cited as a major cause of most health and social care system failures. On this course, you will learn how to lead effectively and make sustainable improvements to health and social care services.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
We help you to develop the skills you need to successfully lead across the many facets of health and social care provision. Through engaging in learning and assessment tasks, you have the opportunity to actively improve service delivery throughout the programme.
You'll learn to understand strategic system level issues, solve organisational problems and devise, implement and evaluate successful service improvement initiatives. You'll also learn to strengthen teamwork, motivation, commitment and effort, and thereby improve service user outcomes.
You will learn through
- lectures and seminars
- workshop–style sessions
- live projects
- extensive independent reading and study
- peer and tutor engagement
- blended learning approaches
- online learning
- written assessments
- case studies
Course leaders and tutors
I am a lecturer in leadership in the Centre for Leadership in Health and Social Care and course leader for MSc Health and Social Care Leadership.
As a student on our unique MSc programme you will maximise your learning by engaging in real world assignments. All course assessments centre on service delivery and improvement, giving you the opportunity to actively display and practice leadership. This means that you will not only gain enhanced knowledge of evidence–based management and leadership theories, but also develop the practical skills you require to lead more effectively in the workplace.
This course prepares you for
- leadership and management positions in the NHS or other health or social care providers
- further studies
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
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A first degree or an appropriate professional qualification considered to represent equivalence to a degree. N.B. In some circumstances experience of degree level study along with leadership/management experience will be considered.
Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with no individual element below 5.5.
Previous work experience of a professional role and management or leadership context that will support the work-based learning elements of the course and will enable you to learn in practice.
You will be considered on an individual basis and will be accepted if you can satisfy the course team that you have a commitment to completing your proposed pathway of study and you fulfil the specific admissions criteria.
You must be prepared to be intellectually challenged; to reflect upon your practice and to consider how this can be applied to improve your service and the experiences of your service users. This improvement will be based upon critical evaluation and application of theory and evidence and new understanding. You should be motivated, able to actively contribute to discussion and debate, and prepared to study independently to explore the policy, theoretical and research literature that underpins effective managerial and leadership practice.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Leadership In Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Evaluating Service Improvement||Credits: 15||
|Module: Evaluating Service Improvement (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15||
|Module: Interprofessional Education||Credits: 15||
|Module: Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15||
|Module: Leadership In Context||Credits: 15||
|Module: Leading People And Teams||Credits: 15||
|Module: Managing People: Organisational Approaches||Credits: 15||
|Module: Planning Service Improvement||Credits: 15||
|Module: Planning Service Improvement (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15||
|Module: Leading Change||Credits: 30|
|Module: Researching For Practice (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Researching For Practice (Taught)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Evaluating Service Improvement (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Interprofessional Education||Credits: 15|
|Module: Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Planning Service Improvement (Distance Learning)||Credits: 15|
|Module: Systems Leadership||Credits: 15|
|Module: Dissertation 60 Credits||Credits: 60||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£690 for 15 credits or £1,375 for 30 credits).
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Health and social care management courses (PDF)
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