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Leadership and Management in Health, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Leadership and Management in Health course at Kingston University gives practising clinicians and health service managers a step up to the next level, and provides first-class training in key competencies for those who want to enter this sector. The programme offers both academic rigour and the practical skills to apply what you have learned to the workplace.

Overview

Key features

  • Get the best of both worlds with a highly flexible modular programme that combines face-to-face lectures, seminars and workshops that foster a learning community with online study that fits alongside your work commitments.
  • Work with the latest research and learn modelling and theories that you can use to analyse and improve your organisation straight away.
  • Learn how to manage people, budgets, information, marketing and quality, as well as how to navigate organisational change and think creatively. Enhance your leadership skills and gain a critical understanding of research into leadership and management.
  • Study with staff who all have experience within the healthcare sector, on a course that applies to public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and internationally.

What will you study?

  • You will start with an induction programme that introduces you to the modules and the aims of the course, and helps you plan your study around your professional commitments.
  • You will then move on to the course material.
  • You can take advantage of professional and leadership development activities throughout the Leadership and Management in Health course at Kingston University.

Your future with a Leadership and Management in Health MSc

"Students act as their own resource in that you have a tremendous breadth of both education and practical experience... Students also act as a resource to each other and they can actually stimulate others to go on and do things that they felt were maybe beyond their scope." – Dr Meurig Thomas, course tutor

This course gives graduates the tools to progress rapidly in their careers, either through promotion within their current organisations or by taking positions in other organisations.

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Strategic Health Management and Governance in Context
  • Managing Health Services for Quality
  • Leading People and Organisational Change in Health
  • Health Services Marketing
  • Managing Information in Health
  • Aspects of Financial Resource Management in Health 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      2 - 4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • a good honours degree from a UK university (or an equivalent qualification from a recognised international higher education provider) in a relevant discipline. This is usually health or social sciences, though other qualifications at honours degree level are acceptable; or
  • at least four years' work experience in middle or senior management, including participation in appropriate training events; and
  • candidates need to demonstrate their motivation and ability to work at postgraduate level: they must be well prepared, disciplined and able to manage their time and workload effectively.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    7465 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7465 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4900 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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