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Leadership in Health and Social Care, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #701 (QS) ,
This MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care programme offered at The University of Hull is designed to support existing or aspirant leaders to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership theories and frameworks. This course is inter-professional in nature, suitable for individuals occupying both clinical and non-clinical roles.


If you are employed in any health or social care discipline and you’re passionate about improving the quality of service, this MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care programme offered at The University of Hull will enhance your professional function as a leader to enable a more effective delivery of health and social care.

You’ll study modules that explore the concept of leadership from a personal, professional and organisational perspective. 

And you'll develop your strategic thinking skills – gaining the knowledge and skills to generate and lead change within an organisational context. The flexible nature of this programme enables you to fit your study with other work and life commitments. You have the option of taking the course at PGCert or PGDip level, or as a full Masters degree.

Study information

The part-time MSc is usually studied over 3 years. You can also choose to study for the interim award of Post Graduate Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma. The sequencing of modules will depend on point of entry onto the programme (September, January or June for part-time programmes).

The full-time MSc is designed to be studied over a period of 18 months. Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma stage modules can be studied simultaneously but must be successfully completed prior to the dissertation stage.

Future prospects

This programme provides career progression and academic development for the leaders of the future. 

The University of Hull offers research degrees in Health, Nursing and Midwifery.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Self as Leader
  • Developing Strategic Influence
  • Creativity, Innovation and Change
  • Research and Literature Review Methods
  • Dissertation


  • Dr Clare Whitfield
  • Kate Bowers
  • Lesley Gratrix

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: You can apply for a postgraduate course at any time. There are no specific deadlines but you need to take into account the start date of your course.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Entry is open to anyone working in a health or social care environment.
  • Admission to the programme normally requires an honours degree in subject related to health and social care, with a classification of 2:2 or above (or international equivalent). 
  • Where this requirement is not met, alternative professional qualifications and experience may be considered.  

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    835 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 835 GBP per module and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home/EU (part-time):
  • £835 (20 credits), £2,500 (60 credits), £3,750 (90 credits)


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Living costs for Hull

  • 729 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

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