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             Healthcare Leadership

Health and social care leadership courses enable you to develop as a leader, for roles in the UK and Internationally. Health and social care is an increasingly complex and challenging field, existing in a constantly changing environment. Health and social care leaders need to develop specific skills, abilities and leadership qualities in order to successfully lead within their organisations. In today's health and social care environment leaders also need to be resilient as the challenges become more complex and the demands on them are higher than in other fields.

Our courses

Our Postgraduate Healthcare Leadership programmes are designed to help you progress as a healthcare professional, both in the UK and internationally. They provide the skills and the professional qualifications needed to apply for more senior leadership and management positions within health and social care.

Experienced academics and practitioners focus on competent management and effective leadership, giving students from both clinical and managerial backgrounds the tools required to deliver change and sustainable service improvement in health and social care settings. The academic team are all active researchers and bring their passion for their research interests into the classroom, keeping your learning experience up to the minute.

We also provide a Personal Leadership Development Programme which runs alongside many of our courses, offering you the opportunity to strengthen your own leadership skills and behaviours while you learn.

Career prospects

Leadership and management skills are essential for everyone working in health and social care. Studying at postgraduate level can help you develop those skills and abilities and lead to advancement in clinical or non-clinical roles.

Our courses have helped students to progress into a variety of areas in health and social care, including; commissioning, quality improvement, clinical auditing, risk

management, team leadership and social care management, as well as progressing in existing professional areas such as nursing, social care, hospice care, paramedic services to name a few. Previous graduates have gone on to more senior roles within their organisations, as well as secondments to national bodies (such as the Department of Health).


The School of Health Studies enjoys executive teaching facilities and all of our programmes are delivered in this welcoming environment. Teaching is designed to take place both on and off campus, minimising the amount of time you need to take away from your organisation should you undertake part time study alongside your employment. The academic team are very experienced in supporting students who are combining work with study, as well as those wishing to undertake full time programmes or study as international students.

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