Taught course

Leadership for the Health Professions

Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School

Entry requirements

You will require at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. There is also provision for admission that takes into account work experience if you have an undergraduate degree below a 2:2 honours level. If you do not have an undergraduate degree you must have significant relevant work (or other) experience, which has been assessed as appropriate by the Admissions Selectors. If you are an international student, you will need to demonstrate knowledge of the English language at IELTS overall 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

This unique interprofessional, multi-level, leadership development programme has been designed primarily for health professionals actively working in health care, education, research or management. The course is suitable for doctors, nurses, academic staff and other health professionals at all stages of their career (including trainees) with a leadership or management role or those aspiring to one. The programme is modular, and can be taken as a separate Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma as well as a full Master’s level qualification. It has been designed specifically for busy working professionals combining face to face contact days supplemented by online learning and tutor, mentor and peer support.

Modules typically include:

• Contemporary issues in health professions leadership

• Understanding organisations, systems and services

• Developing yourself as a leader and managing performance

• The ‘learning organisation’, teams and groups

• Social, cultural and economic context of health

• Developing leadership, innovation and change

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Swansea University Medical School
+44 (0)1792 513400