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Healthcare Management and Leadership

University of Worcester

12 months
14100 GBP/year
7290 GBP/year
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The Healthcare Management and Leadership programme of University of Worcester provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in relation to effectively managing and leading people, processes and practices within healthcare settings. 

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The Healthcare Management and Leadership programme of University of Worcester is designed specifically for existing and aspiring managers and leaders, through completion of this programme, students will develop skills to critically debate the challenges facing healthcare leaders, and the roles that clinicians, managers and the wider healthcare economy can play in reshaping healthcare services. It will also enable managers and apply their learning to their workplace environment through practical and applied leadership case studies, debates and challenges.

It is a distinct programme in that it offers learning opportunities delivered by experts from Worcester Business School and healthcare staff from Schools across Health, Life and Environmental Sciences bringing together key theories of leadership and management with the specific relevance to health systems and social care.

This programme provides a developmental route for health care professionals who work at advanced level practice as managers and leaders within healthcare. It addresses the important factors influencing the management and leadership of both organisations and individuals. It aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and resources to enable them to reach their full potential as managers and leaders. A flexible, multidisciplinary approach postgraduate achievement within a supportive environment enables students to learn with and from each other to develop professional networks, in addition to advancing their own practice.

Key features

  • An environment in which students gain the confidence to meet current and shape future health and social care provision.
  • Modules which develop critical reflection, originality, critique and synthesis to advance decision making skills in complex healthcare settings.
  • Opportunities for the student to challenge their own values and attitudes and develop new ways of thinking in a supportive environment in relation to service design, implementation of change, patient safety and risk management.
  • Opportunities to examine contemporary policy, practice, leadership and management theories and how to apply them to real world situations.
  • Opportunities to explore the principles, approaches, strategies and techniques for analysing, designing and managing complex healthcare organisations.
  • Essential knowledge to manage the integration of people, systems and technologies that ensure the delivery of consistent high quality, person-centric care.
  • Opportunity to study alongside Worcester Business School students on several shared modules.
  • Opportunities for the student to develop career progression as managers and leaders within healthcare.

Where could it take you?

Almost all students are already in employment therefore the focus is on introducing more effective ways of working within your Trusts and employing organisations. The programme equips you to develop in your existing roles, within your area of practice and to progress into strategic and leadership roles. As part of the journey of professional and role development we encourage students to continue on their academic journey through access to a range of higher degrees including PhD, clinical doctorate and other taught doctorates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Challenging and Enhancing Service Delivery
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Advanced Research Analysis
  • Individual Negotiated Learning
  • Group Negotiated Learning
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers - Understanding theNumbers
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Lower Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements


    • An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in a health-related subject or an honours degree at 2.2 level or above in business-related subject, but, in such cases working in a healthcare environment.


    • Qualifications and experience considered by the Programme Leader and/or admissions tutor to be equivalent to the above. All students applying via this route will be assessed and interviewed by the Programme Lead.
    • Students whose first language is not English will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the programme (e.g. usually IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element, or equivalent).
    • International students must hold a qualification equivalent to a UK first or second-class honours degree
    • UK students being sponsored by their employer must provide evidence of employer approval and payment agreement

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      14100 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 14100 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      7290 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 7290 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Worcester

    660 - 1140 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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