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Postgraduate taught

MSc Healthcare Leadership and Management

UCAS code 1234
Duration Full time (1 year)
Part time (2 years)
Part time (3 years)
Entry year 2021
Contact

Programme Director Dr Andy Griffiths
Web: Enquire online 
Phone: 
0300 555 6060 (UK)  
+44 (0)1392 725500 (non-UK)

Entry requirements

2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) 

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Campus St Luke's Campus
Discipline Healthcare and Medicine

Overview

Due to COVID-19, we are continually reviewing the delivery of our courses. Our priority is to ensure the safety of all our students and staff, and we are currently planning for flexibility and resilience in our approach so that whatever the year brings we will still be delivering the high level of teaching that we always have. You can stay updated on our website as the situation progresses.

  • We’ll provide you with the time, space, and support you need to become a compassionate, inclusive and effective leader of the future
  • You will join a safe ‘practitioner researcher’ led environment of learning where you can share your ideas, perspectives and current experiences in response to realistic scenarios
  • We’ll challenge you to consider offering solutions alone and in collaboration with other, supporting your development as a leader
  • You will learn how to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on the translation of research-based evidence into healthcare practice
  • You will refine your written and verbal communication skills through the examination of theory and its use in practice
  • Learn alongside our Senior Leader (Healthcare) Degree Apprenticeship

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83% of research in Clinical Medicine classified as world-leading or internationally excellent

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 

Top 10 in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 

Major capital investment in new buildings and state-of-the-art facilities

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Relevant clinical or professional experience may be taken into consideration as evidence of equivalency.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

• IELTS: Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
• TOEFL: Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
• Pearson: 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

Please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

International students are normally subject to visa regulations which prevent part-time study. It is recommended that international students apply for the level of the final award you intend to complete i.e. PGCert, PGDip or Masters, due to the associated cost and requirements for a Tier 4 student Visa.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Course content

Our Healthcare Leadership and Management programme is suitable for all aspiring or established leaders in any health-related discipline which includes nurses, allied healthcare professionals, commissioners, managers and doctors of any speciality including training grades, GPs and consultants early in their leadership journey.

Throughout this programme we aim to:

  • Provide you with a safe ‘practitioner researcher’ led environment of learning for you to share your ideas, perspectives and current experiences in response to realistic scenarios.
  • Challenge you to consider offering solutions alone and in collaboration.
  • Support your development as a leader through engagement with both core and advanced concepts in leadership and change focussing on the delivery of healthcare at team and system level.
  • Enable you to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on the translation of research-based evidence into healthcare practice.
  • Provide opportunities for you to refine written and verbal communication skills through the examination of theory and its use in practice.

Programme structure

The programme is also divided into units of study called ‘modules’ which are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with one credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work.

To gain a Masters qualification (which equates to 180 credits at level 7), you will need to complete 120 credits of taught modules and a 60 credit dissertation.

It is also possible to exit with a PGCert after completing 60 credits of taught modules. The list of modules below shows which are compulsory.

The PgCert must be completed within one year. Intercalators are able to complete the MSc in one year.

Contact days

View the draft timetable of contact days for 2020/21
Please note: this timetable is draft and subject to change

Modules

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Fees

2021/22 entry

UK fees per year:

Fees are subject to an annual increment each academic year.

  • MSc:  £12,400 full-time 1 year, £6,200pa part-time (2 years), £4,650pa part-time (3 years)
  • PgDip: £3,050pa (2 years)
  • Fees per 15-credit module MSc: £1,050
  • Fees per 15-credit module PGCert: £850

International fees per year:

  • MSc £22,000 full-time 1 year, £11,000pa part-time (2 years)
  • PgDip: £7,250pa  (2 years)
  • Fees per 15-credit module MSc: £2,000
  • Fees per 15-credit module PGCert: £1,550

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for  exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Scholarships

The University of Exeter is offering scholarships to the value of over £4 million for students starting with us in September 2021. Details of scholarships, including our Global Excellence scholarships for international fee paying students, can be found on our dedicated funding page.

Funding and scholarships

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply

Funding

There are various funding opportunities available including Global excellence scholarships.

For more information visit our  Masters funding page

Pro Vice Chancellor's NHS Postgraduate Scholarship

The University of Exeter Medical School is delighted to offer the Pro Vice Chancellor's NHS Postgraduate Scholarship of £5000 to two NHS staff who accept a place to study on one of our Masters programmes enrolling in 2020. Please check your eligibility before applying.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.

Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes.

Teaching and research

In the College of Medicine and Health, our purpose is to deliver transformative education that will help tackle health challenges of national and global importance.

Teaching and learning methods

It is taught using a blended approach to learning of lectures, classroom discussion, bespoke tutorials, and practical exercises supported by on-line resources accessed via the University of Exeter’s electronic learning environment (ELE).

Assessment

Each module will include both formative and summative elements. Formative assessment will involve opportunities for discussion and feedback from peers and tutors. The summative assessment element for each module will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the intended learning outcomes. Elements of assessment will include:

  • Development of Knowledge and Understanding
  • Cognitive and Intellectual skills
  • Key/Transferable Skills

Careers

This programme will enhance your opportunity to take on more demanding roles or management roles within healthcare.

All University of Exeter students have access to Career Zone, which gives access to a wealth of business contacts, support and training as well as the opportunity to meet potential employers at our regular Careers Fairs.