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Leadership for the Health Professions (Distance Learning), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Online
If you are a doctor, nurse or other health professional at any stage in your career and you have a leadership or management role, or aspire to one, our MSc Leadership for the Health Professions will help you develop the skills you need to flourish in your career.

About

Our unique interprofessional, multi-level, leadership development programme has been designed for busy working healthcare professionals, including international students. Our blended learning approach combines face to face contact days supplemented by online learning, tutor, mentor and peer support. You can study on campus, at either Swansea or Leicester, through distance learning, or a combination of both.

This part time programme provides you with theoretical and practical leadership development skills which you can apply across a range of leadership and management situations in healthcare and education. You’ll learn from a unique, case study based approach, where you will consider all aspects of health professionals’ activities from a leadership and management perspective.

From the moment you arrive at the Medical School, our specialist staff will help you plan and prepare for your future by identifying and developing skills that will enable you to make the most of your postgraduate degree and enhance your career options.

Your face-to-face teaching on campus will be supplemented by web-based and e-learning. Throughout your degree the emphasis will be on applying theory to practice, our courses are practice drive, theory informed and evidence based.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Practice
  • Understanding organisations, systems and services
  • Developing yourself as a leader and managing performance
  • The learning organisations, teams and groups
  • Developing leadership, innovation and change
  • Professional development in practice 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no official deadline for applications but we aim to enrol all new international students as close to the official start of term as possible.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • 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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Funding

Please see our website for more information on fees and funding: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/

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