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Leadership for the Health Professions MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Leadership for the Health Professions at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

This course in Leadership for the Health Professions is suitable for doctors, nurses, academic staff and other health professionals at all stages of their career (including trainees) with a leadership or management role or those aspiring to one.

The Leadership for the Health Professions programme is modular, and can be taken as a separate Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma as well as a full Master’s level qualification. It has been designed specifically for busy working professionals combining face to face contact days supplemented by online learning and tutor, mentor and peer support.

This unique interprofessional, multi-level, leadership development programme has been designed primarily for health professionals actively working in healthcare, education, research or management. It will enable you to:

Develop an in-depth understanding of leadership and management theory grounded in policy, strategy and practice together with the core skills of critical analysis, evaluation, creative and reflective thinking and writing
Conduct research into and evaluate your own leadership practice
Promote interprofessional collaboration and understanding of leadership and management across a range of health professions
Develop increased personal effectiveness; work more effectively with teams and groups; lead and manage change and understand organisations and systems
Meet the needs of health boards and other organisations in developing the leaders of today and tomorrow

Modules on the Leadership for the Health Professions programme typically include:

• Leadership in practice
• Understanding organisations, systems and services
• Developing yourself as a leader and managing performance
• The ‘learning organisation’, teams and groups
• The 'Learning' Organisation, Groups and Teams
• Developing leadership, innovation and change
• Mentoring and Supervision

Visit the Leadership for the Health Professions MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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100 Swansea University Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Swansea University is offering 100 Master’s Scholarships, each worth £3000 towards tuition fees for UK/EU students starting eligible master’s courses in September 2017.Eligible courses include:All LLM programmes (including LLM by Research)All MA programmes (including MA by Research)All MRes programmesAll MSc programmes (including MSc by Research)Please note that MPhil, GDL/CPE and LPC programmes are not eligible for the Swansea University Master’s Scholarship scheme.

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You must have, or expect to achieve, a minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).You must hold an offer to study on an eligible master’s course at Swansea University from September 2017. Programmes commencing in January, April and July 2017 are not eligible.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website for more details on how to apply.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

To study on the Leadership for the Health Professions programme, you will require at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. There is also provision for admission that takes into account work experience if you have an undergraduate degree below a 2:2 honours level. If you do not have an undergraduate degree you must have significant relevant work (or other) experience, which has been assessed as appropriate by the Admissions Selectors. If you are an international student, you will need to demonstrate knowledge of the English language at IELTS overall 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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