Taught course

Leadership and Service Improvement

London South Bank University · Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Successful applicants will normally hold a health-related professional qualification; and

A Bachelor degree equivalent to Second Class Honours Lower Division: or equivalent experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Strong, effective leadership in health care is vital for the delivery of safe, high quality patient care. On this course, established and new leaders will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and practice, developing and communicating a vision to engage with multiple stakeholders.

The programme is intended for experienced, qualified health care professionals who may work in and across a range of health care settings and in a variety of clinical, managerial and leadership roles.

We aim to:

  • Develop leadership knowledge and skills which can be applied to the delivery of a quality, evidence-based service linked to service user, staff and organisational outcomes
  • Develop transformational leaders capable of improving and innovating health and social care delivery in a range of settings
  • Develop a critical awareness of self in the leadership of service delivery and innovation
  • Enhance critical awareness and reflection on the interfaces between policy, research, commissioning, service and practice
  • Enable you to contribute to the advancement of your practice and the service you deliver by your professional development and life-long approach to learning

The course is delivered one day per week: in Year 1 you will attend University on Mondays and in Year 2 you will attend on Wednesdays.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0800 923 8888