Taught course

Leadership for the Health Professions

Institution
Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Admission to this course is normally on the basis of UK Honours Degree Grade 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification for overseas applicants. Applicants who are not first-language English speakers must provide one of the following qualifications: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each part) TOEFL IBT: 93 (20 in each part) Pearson PTE Academic: 62 (51 in communicative skill) Cambridge CPE: Grade C Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia: Grade 6 or above

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

This is a modular, flexible interprofessional programme which has been designed specifically for busy professionals as an online, distance learning programme in order to enable students across the world to develop their leadership and management skills and understanding. There are two entry points each year in August and January. The course is delivered primarily using the BlackBoard online learning platform and you will need access to good wifi or broadband in order to fully engage with the multimedia course materials.

The programme provides theoretical and practical leadership development, focussing on developing understanding of leadership and management at three levels: the intrapersonal (understanding yourself and developing yourself as a leader), the interpersonal (working with and leading others, groups and teams) and the organisational/system level (looking at complexity and change). Our approach to leadership development aims to provide you with a broad-based theoretical and conceptual framework which you can use to apply to your own, others and organisational leadership and management practical situations. We take a unique, case study approach where we consider all aspects of health professionals’ activities from a leadership and management perspective. You can register for the full masters’ course, for the PGDip or PGCert levels or for individual modules as an Associate student.

The course offers the following modules:

Cert Level

PML700 Leadership in Practice (15 Credits)

PML701 Understanding organisations, systems and services (15 Credits)

PML702 Developing yourself as a leader and managing performance (30 Credits)

Dip Level

PML703 The learning organisations, teams and groups (15 Credits)

PML704 Developing leadership, innovation and change (30 Credits)

PM707 Professional development in practice (15 Credits)

Masters Level

PML705 Dissertation (report on a primary piece of research or critical literature review) or work-based reflective Portfolio module (60 Credits)

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

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Judy McKimm
Email
j.mckimm@swansea.ac.uk