This is a module within the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Leadership in Health and Social Care, but can be studied as a standalone module.
The aims of the module are to explore a range of theory alongside practical approaches to leadership in health and social care organisations. It aims to help you gain insight into your own leadership skills and abilities and strengthen areas for development.
The University welcomes applications from all potential students, and offers are made following detailed consideration of each individual application.
The decision to offer a place is based on our assessment of a candidate’s potential to benefit from their studies and of their ability to succeed on this particular programme. Whilst you will normally hold a first degree or professional qualification we will consider your application if you do not possess such a qualification but have appropriate health and social care work experience.
Additional entry requirements
Recognised English qualification, for example, GCSE English grade A-C.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each sub-test.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.
What you will study
The module aims to explore a range of different theories and approaches that can be used in strategy and policy development and evaluation. It aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand strategy and policy and to explore and analyse different theories and approaches used to develop, implement and evaluate strategy and policy.
Theory and models of strategy and policy-making; strategy and the strategy process; strategic business planning; developing and establishing organisational values, vision, mission statements; different levels of strategic planning. Policy and the policy process: theories and models used in policy making and policy analysis. Strategic analysis and tools: the general environment, PEST, SWOT analysis, needs analysis; scenario and horizon planning and stakeholder analysis. The competitive environment: marketing theory and approaches, Porters’ Five Forces Framework, the marketing mix, market segmentation and Boston Matrix. Organisational structures: organisational structures and design and the implications for strategy and policy-making and the implementation of strategy and policy.
Fees, finance and scholarships
- 10 credits: £598
- 20 credits: £1,194
- 30 credits: £1,794
- 40 credits: £2,388
- Dissertation modules (if applicable): £2,584
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This module is targeted at aspiring international healthcare professionals who wish to apply for leadership and management positions within health and social care, as well as those already working as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses or doctors.
The module is also suitable for those working in a variety of non-clinical roles, for example, commissioners, quality improvement managers, clinical auditors, risk management, team leaders, social workers, patient advocates, or in the voluntary sector.