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

Course Overview

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This part time course will suit you if you are a doctor, nurse or other health professional at any stage of your career (including trainees) and you have a leadership or management role or aspire to one. The course is led by international experts in leadership development.

Key Features

This is a modular, flexible interprofessional programme which has been designed specifically for busy professionals as an blended learning programme in order to enable students across the world to develop their leadership and management skills and understanding. There are two entry points each year in September and January. The course is delivered through a combination of optional campus based contact days (8 in year 1, 4 in year 2) run in Swansea and in Leicester and online learning. The online materials are delivered using the BlackBoard online learning platform and you will need access to good wifi or broadband in order to fully engage with the multimedia course materials.

CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES

For more information, please contact Professor Judy McKimm, Programme Director, j.mckimm@swansea.ac.uk or Deirdre Magoris h.d.magoris@swansea.ac.uk   

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

PGDip 2 Year Part-time Blended Learning

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Leadership in Practice
PMLM17Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Understanding Organisations, Systems and Services
PMLM18Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Developing Yourself as a Leader and Managing Performance

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM19Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20The 'Learning' Organisation, Groups and Teams
PMLM20Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Developing Leadership, Innovation and Change
PMLM21Stage 1 (Sep-Mar Professional Development)20Professional Development in Practice

PGDip 2 Year Part-time Blended Learning

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Leadership in Practice
PMLM17Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Understanding Organisations, Systems and Services
PMLM18Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Developing Yourself as a Leader and Managing Performance

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM19Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20The 'Learning' Organisation, Groups and Teams
PMLM20Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Developing Leadership, Innovation and Change
PMLM21Stage 1 (Sep-Mar Professional Development)20Professional Development in Practice

PGCert 1 Year Part-time Blended Learning

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Leadership in Practice
PMLM17Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Understanding Organisations, Systems and Services
PMLM18Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Developing Yourself as a Leader and Managing Performance

PGCert 1 Year Part-time Blended Learning

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Leadership in Practice
PMLM17Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Understanding Organisations, Systems and Services
PMLM18Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Developing Yourself as a Leader and Managing Performance

MSc 2 Year Part-time Blended Learning

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Leadership in Practice
PMLM17Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Understanding Organisations, Systems and Services
PMLM18Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Developing Yourself as a Leader and Managing Performance

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM19Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20The 'Learning' Organisation, Groups and Teams
PMLM20Semester 2 (Jan-Jun Taught)20Developing Leadership, Innovation and Change
PMLM21Stage 1 (Sep-Mar Professional Development)20Professional Development in Practice

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PMLM15Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Leadership Portfolio

Description

The programme provides theoretical and practical leadership development, focussing on developing understanding of leadership and management at three levels: the intrapersonal (understanding yourself and developing yourself as a leader), the interpersonal (working with and leading others, groups and teams) and the organisational/system level (looking at complexity and change). Our approach to leadership development aims to provide you with a broad-based theoretical and conceptual framework which you can use to apply to your own, others and organisational leadership and management practical situations. We take a unique, case study approach where we consider all aspects of health professionals’ activities from a leadership and management perspective. You can register for the full masters’ course, for the PGDip or PGCert levels or for individual modules as an Associate student.

The course offers the following modules:

Cert Level

PMLM16 Leadership in Practice (20 Credits)

PMLM17 Understanding organisations, systems and services (20 Credits)

PMLM18 Developing yourself as a leader and managing performance (20 Credits)

Dip Level

PMLM19 The learning organisations, teams and groups (20 Credits)

PMLM20 Professional development in practice (20 Credits)

PMLM21 Developing leadership, innovation and change (20 Credits)

Masters Level

PMLM15 Work-based reflective Portfolio module (60 Credits)

PML705 Dissertation - report on a primary piece of research or critical literature review (60 credits)  

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants.

Applicants who are not first-language English speakers must provide one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part)
  • TOEFL IBT: 93 (20 in each part)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 62 (51 in communicative skill)
  • Cambridge CPE: Grade C
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia: Grade 6 or above

How To Apply

 Application is via the University on-line system.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Part-time £2,300 £5,950
PGDip Part-time Blended Learning £2,300 £5,950
PGCert Part-time Blended Learning £2,300 £5,950

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: It is now possible for some students to study part-time under the Tier 4 visa route. This is dependent on factors relating to the course and your individual situation. It may also be possible to study with us if you are already in the UK under a different visa category. Please visit the University information on Visas and Immigration for further guidance and support.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Cost of books is not included

Funding opportunities

PG loans available. Find out what funding is available here