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Leadership and Service Improvement

36 months
4593 GBP/year
3555 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Leadership and Service Improvement programme at the London South Bank University is intended for experienced, qualified health care professionals who may work in and across a range of health care settings and in a variety of clinical, managerial and leadership roles.

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Strong, effective leadership in health care is vital for the delivery of safe, high quality patient care. On this Leadership and Service Improvement programme at the London South Bank University , established and new leaders will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and practice, developing and communicating a vision to engage with multiple stakeholders.

The course is delivered one day per week: in Year 1 you will attend University on Mondays and in Year 2 you will attend on Wednesdays.

Aims to:

  • Develop leadership knowledge and skills which can be applied to the delivery of a quality, evidence-based service linked to service user, staff and organisational outcomes
  • Develop transformational leaders capable of improving and innovating health and social care delivery in a range of settings
  • Develop a critical awareness of self in the leadership of service delivery and innovation
  • Enhance critical awareness and reflection on the interfaces between policy, research, commissioning, service and practice
  • Enable you to contribute to the advancement of your practice and the service you deliver by your professional development and life-long approach to learning


With a range of flexible pathways available, our courses and modules are designed to enhance career opportunities by helping health care professionals to manage change, lead improvement initiatives and to become an effective leader.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research in health and social care
  • Strategic leadership in health care
  • Innovation for excellence - leading service change
  • Leading continuous quality improvement in health care
  • Strategic leadership in health care
  • Innovation for excellence - leading service change
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants will normally hold a health-related professional qualification; and
  • A Bachelor degree equivalent to Second Class Honours Lower Division: or equivalent experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4593 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4593 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3555 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3555 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Part time Slow Track with Option:

UK/EU fee: £2370

International fee: £3062


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