Taught course

Medical Leadership

Lancaster University · Centre for Training and Development

Entry requirements

Qualified clinicians holding an MBChB or equivalent and a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Leadership or equivalent.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Medical Leadership is for clinicians at any stage of their careers who are interested in developing and proving their commitment to:

  • Improving patient experience and service delivery
  • Demonstrating caring, compassionate, authentic leadership
  • Developing leadership capacity to achieve medical and organisational impact

The course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in line with the Medical Leadership Competency Framework.

Course Structure

To achieve the Master's, you will first complete the modules required for the Postgraduate Certificate. This is shown in year 1 of the course structure below.

You will then further develop your skills by completing the following:

  • Negotiating Your Professional Development
  • A 60-credit work-based project
  • Optional modules

Students may also make a claim (Accreditation of Prior Learning) to gain credits for exemption from some modules. This programme is a progression route from the Postgraduate Certificate.

Start Dates

We are recruiting now for start dates throughout the year. For more information or to apply please make an enquiry to the CETAD team.

Information for international students

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

CETAD Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 593318