Taught course

Medical Leadership

Birkbeck, University of London · Organizational Psychology

Entry requirements

The programme is aimed at fully qualified medical doctors practising within any specialty.

A minimum of one to two years' higher specialist training is essential, for example, StR 3-4 in medical specialties.

Months of entry


Course content

This Master's degree, run by Birkbeck in association with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), is designed specifically for doctors to help them deal with the modern-day pressures and situations they face as leaders in the medical world. Modules are delivered in purpose-built teaching facilities at the RCP in London.

The academic content is put into clinical context through medical case studies. Presentations about these case studies are given by expert speakers, including postgraduate deans, medical directors and hospital chief executives.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this course is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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