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Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via LiveChat.

Applicants should possess either:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject area, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or
  • Professional work experience in other settings and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Months of entry

May, August, October

Course content

Learn how to inspire others, drive innovation and lead effectively within healthcare organisations. 

Designed for healthcare professionals working in a managerial capacity, this programme will develop your understanding of robust and effective management principles and give you the confidence to put them into practice. 

On this programme you will be able to explore leadership and management theories, models and concepts, and learn how to apply them within a healthcare setting. You will gain advanced knowledge of health organisations and the changing context in which they operate, combined with an ability to effectively lead your team and make strategic decisions. 

Towards the end of the programme, you will undertake a project to evaluate the impact of a particular aspect of organisational change, and how that contributes to improvements within healthcare services. 

Teaching methods and style 

This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.  

Methods of assessment 

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries. 

Career destinations 

You will gain the skills needed to perform successfully at a managerial level at any healthcare organisation. The programme will develop your communication, motivation and guidance skills which are required to be an effective leader and inspire your staff to reach their full potential. 

Upon successful completion of the programme, you may find positions in clinical leadership, marketing, finance, strategy, international development, research, and human resources.

Information for international students

International students may be eligible for Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out more, please contact our admissions team.

Fees and funding

UK students
£15,300
International students
£15,300

To find out more about the funding available for online programmes with the University of Liverpool click here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. Students who complete the PG Cert and PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to a full master’s degree. 

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