24 months
5250 GBP/year
5250 GBP/year
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Join this Online MSc to understand the importance of strong leadership for our healthcare systems and gain the skills to become a capable manager. 

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This Online MSc in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Hull aims to teach students what is good leadership in the healthcare industry, and which traits make an authentic leader. During this 2-year degree, you will study healthcare leadership in a global context, so you will be prepared for any healthcare system in the world. 

This flexible programme allows students to work while studying. This way, they can immediately apply the information they received in real-life situation from their workplace.

Why study this Master’s degree?

You will develop new competencies and get familiar with essential theories and frameworks. You will adopt a systematic and evidence-based approach. During your studies, you will:

  • Discover leadership as an energetic concept
  • come in contact eith up-to-date research
  • Better understand how to make use of self-reflection and influence the behaviour of others
  • Understand the context in which healthcare leadership exists
  • Be aware of the necessity of continuous learning and critical assessment

Course assessment

There are no exams in this MSc in Healthcare Leadership. All assessment is based on coursework and is submitted online.

You will be assessed on a range of methods, such as:

  • Guided online discussions/activities
  • Online lectures and seminars
  • Online tutorials
  • Critiques and feedback from your tutor
  • Critical self-reflection and independent study

You’ll also complete some written assessments. Some examples include:

  • A professional development plan focused on enhancing leadership skills and based on established approaches to learning
  • Commentary on a primary research paper related to quality improvement
  • Analysis of an example of an incident involving patient safety
  • A reflective account of the process of change, with reference to established theories

Career prospects

Effective leadership in healthcare has a broad impact and that's the reason why this qualification will make you a valuable candidate for many employers in this field. This degree offers a global perspective of healthcare leadership, so the knowledge gained here will give you the chance to work anywhere in the world.

You could be eligible for jobs as:

  • Healthcare provider leadership (e.g., hospital management; primary care manager)
  • Clinical leader with primary, secondary or tertiary healthcare
  • Healthcare commissioner leadership
  • Healthcare policy maker (e.g., local government)
  • Leadership within professional or regulatory bodies

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Self as Leader 
  • Supporting Change, Innovation, and Problem-Solving
  • Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare 
  • Global Perspectives on Healthcare Policy
  • Capstone Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent, ideally in a subject related to health or social care.
  • If you don’t have a 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent in a related subject, equivalent professional qualifications/personal experience may be considered. Such applicants may also be required to complete an online interview.
  • One professional or academic reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • MSc - £10,500
  • PGDip - £7,000
  • PGCert - £3,500


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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