Postgraduate Certificate Online

Leadership in Health and Social Care

10 months
3334 GBP/year
3334 GBP/year
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The Leadership in Health and Social Care programme of the University of Glasgow is aimed at professionals in Health and Social Care wishing to develop skills in leadership. Students will be encouraged to think critically about health and social care provision with a key focus on leadership, management and the economic landscape.


Why this programme

  • The Leadership in Health and Social Care programme of the University of Glasgow will provide you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, expertise in critical appraisal, and the ability to lead and innovate in your area of practice.
  • The programme reflects the need for professionals in health and social care to develop leadership skills in a dynamic health and social care environment to ensure quality care delivery.
  • The involvement of key people in leadership roles including the NHS and Scottish Government in both the planning and delivery will ensure that the programme has both currency and relevance.
  • You will have an opportunity to develop an understanding of economic assessment and explore approaches to managing budgets and balancing financial constraints with quality provision.

Career prospects

This programme meets the need to prepare professionals in both Health and Social Care to take on leadership roles. This has now been identified as key in the provision of high quality health and social care. The course content affords an opportunity for participants to develop new skills in leadership and enhance existing skills. The course offers a unique opportunity to develop skills in economic costing that can lead to improved service delivery.

The involvement of leaders, both in the planning and delivery, from a variety of settings including NHS and Scottish Government ensures that the programme is current and relevant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading Care - Putting Leadership into the Health and Social Care Context
  • Leading Improvement in Care Provision
  • Transforming Care Services

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for this online programme will be accepted up until it commences.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Anyone with a relevant professional qualification and a first degree or equivalent may apply
  • Applicants should normally have 2 years experience post qualification
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3334 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1667 GBP per semester during 10 months.
  • National

    3334 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1667 GBP per semester during 10 months.
  • per 20 credits 


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