MSc/PgCert Healthcare Leadership and Management

Duration PgCert: Full time 1 year
MSc: Part time 3-5 years
Discipline
  • Healthcare and Medicine
LocationExeter (St Luke‘s)
Start date September

Overview

The challenges of maintaining a safe, accessible and sustainable health service require its future leaders to be inclusive, collaborative and possess critical skills in improvement and systems leadership.

Our Healthcare Leadership and Management programme has been specifically created to offer the time, space, and support you need to become a compassionate, inclusive and effective leader of the future.

It 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

You will learn in a supportive collective environment in which professionals of all disciplines work together to enhance their leadership and management skills. The core principles of the programme are aligned to the national framework for action on improvement and leadership development in NHS-funded services, Developing People – Improving Care.

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

Our Healthcare Leadership and Management is offered as a full-time postgraduate certificate (PgCert) or a part time Masters (MSc) programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 7.

The PgCert must be completed within one year; the MSc can be completed over three-five years part time. Intercalators are able to complete the MSc in one year

Modules

The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 15 credits being nominally equivalent to 150 hours of work.

For the MSc students must successfully complete 180 credits of modules from the 120 credits of compulsory modules (including an Independent Research Project) and 60 credits of optional modules from the table below.

The PgCert will be awarded on completion of the compulsory modules without the Independent Research Project.

Compulsory modules

CodeTitleCredits
HPDM058 Implementation Science 15
HPDM059 Leading Change in Health Services 15
HPDM080 Leadership in Healthcare 15
HPDM081 Management in Healthcare 15
HPDM089 Independent Research Project 60

Optional modules

CodeTitleCredits
HPDM092 Fundamentals of Research Design 15
HPDM057 Health Economics 15
HPDM105 Education Essentials 15
HPDM103 Teaching Practitioner (must be paired with HPDM105) 15
HPDM102 Human Factors Situational Awareness 15
HPDM106 Principles of Supervision and Mentoring 15
HPDM079 From Theory to Practice to Quality 15

Contact days

View the timetable of contact days

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.

Learning and teaching

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements 2019

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.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees per year 2020/21

For 2020/21, fees will be charged pro rata per 15-credit module for UK/EU students. Fees are subject to an annual increment each academic year.

UK/EU:

  • MSc £12,000 full-time 1 year, £6,000 part-time (2 years)
  • PgCert £4,000 full-time

International:

  • MSc £21,100 full-time 1 year, £10,500 part-time (2 years)
  • PgCert £7,000 full-time

Fees per 15-credit module MSc:

  • UK/EU: £1,000
  • International: £1,900

Fees per 15-credit module PGCert:

  • UK/EU: £800
  • International: £1,500

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.

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 £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Funding

As part of the NHS Research Innovation and Improvement Capability Project there may be a limited number of funded places available on this programme for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals who work in the following areas:

• Patients and clients with dementia
• Meeting the needs of the frail elderly
• Delivering care closer to home

To find out more visit the Health Education South West website for more information.

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 autumn 2020.

There are various other funding opportunities available including the Medical School's Global excellence scholarships. For more information visit our Masters funding page.

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.

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