Taught course

Clinical Leadership

Newcastle University · Newcastle Biomedicine

Entry requirements

You should have obtained a 2:2 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

You must also work in a healthcare related field.

Students who do not meet the above academic criteria but are working in the healthcare profession or allied field may be considered on an individual basis at the Degree Programme Director’s discretion.

Months of entry


Course content

Part time: 12 months

CPD modules available

[[Course Description]]

This Clinical Leadership PGCert is for experienced healthcare professionals. You will develop personal, professional and strategic leadership knowledge and skills. You will have access to inter-professional debate, the latest leadership theory and a variety of evidence based tools and techniques.

This course offers a unique learning opportunity to healthcare professionals from all clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. The course will increase your knowledge by sharing experiences of leadership dilemmas and challenges. Teaching is facilitated by leadership experts from a variety of healthcare backgrounds.

Academics, researchers and NHS clinicians deliver the courses, all with extensive experience in a range of healthcare leadership roles. Dr Paul Young, Degree Programme Director (DPD), has links to Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

You will reflect on your own leadership performance and experience through self-evaluation and 360 degree assessment. Diagnostic psychometric tools include:

  • MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Healthcare Leadership Model 360 Degree Assessment
  • Hays ESCI-U (Emotional and Social Competency Inventory)
  • i-resilience

You will also have the opportunity to access team diagnostic tools including:

  • ATPI (Aston Team Performance Inventory)
  • Team Reflexivity Questionnaire
  • Do OD (NHS Organisational Development)

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Rachel Craggs, Programme Coordinator, Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0) 191 208 5199