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Clinical Leadership, Education and Research

De Montfort University

12 months
2844 GBP/year
2844 GBP/year
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The Clinical Leadership, Education and Research MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert programme from De Montfort University is designed for experienced healthcare professionals, this course will enable you to become a more knowledgeable and skilled clinician. Advance your professional reach and impact, and discover new ways to influence service delivery for the benefit of those in your care.


More than ever, the world needs healthcare leaders who understand research, scientific processes and the most advanced methods in education. The Clinical Leadership, Education and Research MSc at DMU welcomes practitioners from a variety of fields in healthcare, including medicine, pharmacy and nursing. 

The Clinical Leadership, Education and Research MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert programme at De Montfort University will support you in becoming a more knowledgeable clinician. We offer a wide range of modules including Demonstration of Service Improvements, Partnerships with Patients and Stakeholders and Concepts in Education, allowing you to tailor your learning - whether you are most interested in enhancing your skills in leadership, developing your understanding of contemporary research, expanding your teaching expertise, or discovering clear pathways to quality improvement. 

We believe in practical, hands-on learning, which is why you will have the opportunity during your studies to assists with implementing a service improvement project. This insight will be backed up by a strong theoretical understanding of teaching and research, delivered by our specialist academic team.

A flexible distance learning approach, combined with blocks of attendance at the university to maximise peer and tutor learning and support, allows practitioners to study alongside work commitments. The PG Cert has six study days and the PG Dip five study days. For the MSc year, support is provided via online tutorials, with study day support as required.

Graduate careers

The specialist and learning skills you acquire are highly sought after in many different sectors of practice. Having an MSc is recognised by many employers as a stepping stone in career progression.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Professional Development for Leadership 
  • Partnership with Patients and Stakeholders
  • Concepts in Education 
  • Concepts in Research
  • Development of a Service Improvement Strategy
  • Demonstration of Service Improvement 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • MSc: 180 credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The programme is open to all UK healthcare practitioners who:

  • Are registered with the relevant UK professional organizations of practice focus (GMC, GPhC, NMC, etc.),
  • Have at least two years’ experience following completion of the HCP degree, and
  • Are currently employed and working as a registered HCP in the UK

More requirements:

  • Download and complete the international application form
  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support your application
  • A copy of your passport
  • Two references

Tuition Fee

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    2844 GBP/year
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  • EU: £2844 for 60 credits


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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