Taught course

Leadership and Management in Health

Kingston University · Kingston Business School
MScPGDipPGCertMSc top-up

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.

PgCert/PgDip/MSc programme

Entry to this programme is assessed on either academic attainment or work experience. You will need:

  • a good honours degree from a UK university (or an equivalent qualification from a recognised international higher education provider) in a relevant discipline. This is usually health or social sciences, though other qualifications at honours degree level are acceptable; or
  • at least four years' work experience in middle or senior management, including participation in appropriate training events; and
  • candidates need to demonstrate their motivation and ability to work at postgraduate level: they must be well prepared, disciplined and able to manage their time and workload effectively.

MSc top-up programme

Candidates must have a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health (a level 7 qualification worth 120 credits).

Advanced standing admission

Advanced standing can be given for relevant educational or professional achievements. The Kingston University procedures for the assessment of prior learning (APL) and prior experiential learning (APEL) will be applied.

Months of entry


Course content

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. You will enhance your leadership skills and gain a critical understanding of research into leadership and management.

The programme offers both academic rigour and the practical skills to apply what you have learned to the workplace. On this course you will work with the latest research and learn modelling and theories that you can use to analyse and improve your organisation straight away.

  • This course has been rated by the Eduniversal masters ranking 2016/17 as one of the best health management masters courses in the world.
  • 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.
  • Students are from a wide range of clinical and administrative backgrounds which makes for valuable sharing of different perspectives.
  • Free car parking at the Kingston Hill campus is available for students of this course. The campus can also be easily accessed by public transport. Halls accommodation is just a walk away from the classrooms.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc top-up
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Graham Walker
0844 8544971/+44(0)203 308 9928