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Leadership and Management in Health - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

This course 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. Graduates leave the course as dynamic, forward-thinking healthcare professionals and service managers who excel in their field.

-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. Kingston Business School is a principal member of the Institute of Leadership and Management in Health (ILMH), and you will benefit from regular guest speakers, as well as the everyday experiences that other students bring from their workplaces.
-Study in the happiest and safest area in London, with fast transport links to the rest of the city.
-Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

"This course is closely aligned with the changes that are taking place within the health service and what is being demanded in the workplace."– Graham Walker, course director

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 course. You will also get plenty of opportunities to broaden your knowledge through events arranged by ILMH.

The programme you will follow depends on which qualification you want to pursue – choose from:
-Postgraduate Certificate
-Postgraduate Diploma
-Masters degree (MSc)
-Masters top-up

Students who enrol for an MSc or PgDip from the outset usually complete their studies within two years. Students who complete the PgDip successfully can convert this to an MSc by completing the Masters top-up.

Each qualification has a different set of module requirements.

"This programme is geared towards giving students the skills they need to succeed in their chosen career. It is also a programme that has a high level of academic rigour." – Graham Walker, course director

Visit the Leadership and Management in Health - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Pamela McDonald Kuhne

The Leadership and Management in Health MSc is attached to Kingston Business School, which has a solid reputation. The programme outline offered relevant modules, which offered an excellent balance of theory and modern application. There is an energy that crackles on the Kingston Hill campus, which makes it a great place to visit. You cannot help but feel great to be learning in this environment!


Entry Requirements

We value work experience as highly as academic qualifications when selecting students for this course. We look for candidates who can not only support each other throughout the programme, but also contribute to the kind of lively classroom discussions that enhance and cement learning. See website for complete admission details: View Website

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