Taught course

Leadership in Health and Social Care

University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

All applicants will be interviewed by two members of the course team. To apply for this course you should have either a second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed route or offer a relevant professional qualification and / or substantial experience in a field appropriate to your proposed route. Non standard entry qualifications will be considered.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care is for professionals with management responsibility working in the health, social and related public services.

During your first year of study you will work towards the postgraduate certificate, which will give you a basic grounding in the theories of management and operational management skills.

In your second year you will study the necessary modules to gain the postgraduate diploma. These modules are designed for people working in health and social care where the scope of their role requires they take a strategic perspective. You will develop a broader understanding of the roles and relationships between care providers and the different professional disciplines, and learn to challenge practice and effect significant change in your organisation.

Once you have achieved the postgraduate diploma, you will undertake a research dissertation to gain the full MSc.

The course will develop your understanding of service organisations, including the roles of the people involved in managing and leading those organisations, and the changing external context in which they operate. It will help you prepare for, or develop, your management career in the health, social care or voluntary sector by developing your leadership and management skills.

The MSc in Leadership in Health and Social Care is part of the MSc Professional Development framework in the School of Health and Social Sciences at the University of Bolton.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton
+44 (0)1204 903903
+44 (0)1204 903809