24 months
7000 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Healthcare Leadership and Management (Degree Apprenticeship) programme at The University of Exeter is designed for aspiring or established leaders in any health-related discipline, including General Practitioners; hospital clinicians from any specialty; nurses; allied healthcare professionals.

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Throughout this Healthcare Leadership and Management (Degree Apprenticeship)  course from The University of Exeter , apprentices will:

  • Explore the unique opportunities offered by the Apprenticeship scheme to acquire leadership knowledge, skills and behaviours and apply them directly into a health and social care setting
  • Cover the key aspects of strategy, innovation and change, enterprise and risk, finance, leading and developing people, and developing collaborative relationships
  • Develop and demonstrate cogent leadership behaviours such as leading by example, appropriate judgement and challenge, courage and curiosity and valuing diversity
  • Develop compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership to inspire the development of world-class care that is ethical, innovative and sustainable
  • By the end of the programme the apprentice should aspire to be at ease with ambiguity and feel equipped to embrace complexity, as well as feeling able to explore every opportunity to create emergent models of care


Successful graduates of the programme will have positive impact in their organisations. Apprentices will lead change in an inclusive and strategic way, will have a clear focus on achieving the diverse goals of their organisation, and be capable of influencing at high levels within their organisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare 
  • Leading Change in Health Services  
  • Strategic and System Leadership 
  • Innovation and transformation 
  • Finance and Ethics in Healthcare  
  • Health Economics 
  • Strategic Business Proposal

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject and at least three years’ experience at a professional managerial level (ideally in the healthcare sector) or as a senior clinical lead. Level 2 Maths and English will need to be evidenced prior to end-point assessment (EPA).
  • Alternatively, a minimum of five years’ management experience would be considered if no prior degree is held.
  • Applicants will be in a role that supports the gathering of evidence required for the Senior Leader apprenticeship ‘standard’.
  • Individual employers may set additional selection criteria in discussion with the University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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