MSc Leadership in Healthcare
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom
01 Jul 2024
Earliest start date
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Why choose this course
- Study a curriculum designed to enhance your existing skills, knowledge, and understanding of leadership and management in healthcare organizations to help you tackle the needs of modern healthcare
- Examine decision-making, service redesign, implementation of change, patient safety, and risk management throughout a variety of healthcare settings
- Learn from a multidisciplinary team of lecturers and professional experts from a range of practice fields
- Gain a holistic and broad view of the sector by learning alongside other healthcare professionals and healthcare leaders who'll share their knowledge and ideas with you
- Become a visionary leader who can inspire others and provide high-quality, innovative healthcare around the world.
What you will study
While examining both contemporary policy, practice and leadership theory, we’ll help you understand how all these apply to healthcare-relevant situations. We’ll help you create a reflective portfolio so you can critically evaluate your own practice.
You’ll study topics, including change management, decision making, patient safety and risk management, and service redesign.
You’ll also complete a research dissertation on an area of personal interest, which we’ll match with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support.
Academic year structure
This part-time course will enable you to flexibly complete modules, fitting these around your existing commitments.
This course can take between 2-5 years to complete. This is dependent on how many modules you select to study at a given time.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand, and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programs based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45, 75, or 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
The structure of our programs follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each program. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:
- Transforming Services for Quality
- Evidencing Your Practice (Leadership)
- Implementing Change in Practice
- Strategic Leadership for Healthcare
- Application of Decision-Making
- Fundamentals in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
- Research Design and Methodology
Course timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester.
New students will receive their personalized timetable in Welcome Week, and in subsequent semesters, two weeks before the start of the semester.
Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday – Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the Academic Hive.
Program Tuition Fee
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
100 per cent of our postgraduate health sciences graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA). You’ll graduate with a leadership qualification which is highly sought within the healthcare sector across the world. You’ll typically go on to work for the NHS, private healthcare organisations or academic institutions.
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