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Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare

24 months
14000 EUR/year
8800 EUR/year
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The MSc in Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, is a pioneering healthcare management degree that is designed to develop your leadership competencies and management skills as a healthcare professional, and to provide you with the tools needed to manage in your environment, notwithstanding limited resources, increased demands and budget restrictions.


Healthcare organisations are among the most complex in society today. Healthcare leaders are increasingly challenged to manage risk, uncertainty and ambiguity on a day-to-day basis, while at the same time having to effectively implement and manage change.


This evidence-based Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare programme from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, combines academic rigour, practical experience and in-depth self-analysis in order to develop and enhance participants’ leadership capacity. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop and enhance your knowledge of concepts, theories, research and best practice relating to leadership in healthcare settings, and training in the use of associated models and tools.

Suitable for:

Clinicians, doctors, nurses, interdisciplinary health and social care professionals, healthcare managers and administrators and those working in the wider healthcare sector who wish to develop their leadership and management capabilities and take the next step in their career. 

Personnel in allied health businesses such as medical supplies and equipment, the pharmaceutical sector and healthcare regulation should also find the programme highly relevant.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing and Demonstrating Personal Leadership Qualities
  • Working with and Leading Others
  • Leading and Managing Services
  • Leading Innovation & Change
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must hold a primary degree at Level 8 NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) - For applicants who don’t hold a primary degree, there is a recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway outlined below.
  • Applicants should be working in healthcare industry
  • There are two exceptions to the above:
  • If you are a native speaker of English and have completed your undergraduate education in an English institution in a country where English is the official language.
  • If you were admitted to and graduated from an English medium institution and can provide evidence that you acquired a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-based test (or its equivalent on another standardised test) upon admission to your undergraduate programme.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 EUR per year during 24 months.

EU applicants

  • Year 1: €8,800
  • Year 2: €4,950
Non-EU applicants
  • Year 1: €14,000
  • Year 2: €8,000


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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