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Executive MBA (Healthcare Leadership)

Masters Degree Apprenticeship

Medical professionals conversingThis work-based MBA programme is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to advance your career in health and social care. It is tailored around you and your individual development needs, and our approach ensures that you graduate with the skills and confidence to become an agile and resilient leader. Your personal development is underpinned by practical experience.


How does the degree apprenticeship work?

You study a university course alongside 30+ hours of employment a week – so you'll need a relevant job role before you apply. The combination of the course and the job has to meet a national ‘apprenticeship standard’ – in this case the Senior Leadership Masters standard. So you get to study for a recognised qualification, while earning a salary and having no student fees to pay.

When does the course start?

Our next start dates are October 2019 and January 2020. The course normally takes 3 years part-time, followed by an endpoint assessment which you'll complete within 6 months.


1. Course summary

  • Graduate with the skills and confidence to become an agile and resilient leader.
  • Apply cutting-edge business and leadership theory to your professional practice.
  • Aspire to senior leadership positions through a 3 year development portfolio.

Whether you're a junior, middle or senior manager, this course is tailored around you and your individual development needs. With flexible learning and a global focus, you'll be able to apply your learning in your workplace and demonstrate your capability for demanding management roles in health and social care.

2. How you learn

You'll explore topics like innovation, risk and enterprise in healthcare while analysing your current leadership landscape and how you operate within it.

Your assignments and projects will be tailored to the needs of your organisation or your own areas of interest — maximising the value of your studies. Our approach replicates the real world where strategic decisions will span multiple business areas, providing you with a richer and more realistic learning experience.

You learn through

  • 3-day block study periods
  • work-based projects
  • lectures and class-based seminars
  • mentoring sessions
  • psychometric testing
  • reflections and personal development planning

3. Where you'll study

You'll study at our City Campus, with access to cutting edge facilities. You'll benefit from the world-class expertise of our teaching staff, who bring a multi-disciplinary approach to business education.

4. Entry requirements

You need a job role to accompany your apprenticeship course

This has to be 30+ hours a week of employment in a relevant job role – and you would need your employer to agree to fund your course, either through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy. You must also have the right to Abode in the UK.

You normally need qualifications as well

The usual entry requirements are GCSE (or equivalent) maths, English language or literature, and a science subject at grade C, 4 or above – as well as

  • a 2:2 undergraduate degree, (or we may consider other equivalent qualifications)
  • and/or extensive, relevant work experience

5. Modules

You’ll take modules in • leadership in context • systems leadership • leading change • consultancy project • developing personal and professional leadership practice • strategic marketing management and decision making • managing strategy • strategic global human resource management and decision making • research methods • dissertation/consultancy project


6. Fees and funding

You'll need an employer who can support your application – funding your course through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy.

Funding options for employers.



How do I apply?

If you're already employed and your employer is willing to support your application, here's what you need to do.

If you don't have an employer who can support you yet, here's how you can look for opportunities.

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