Taught course

Leadership in Healthcare

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You should be currently working in a leadership or management role within a healthcare setting. You may be a registered healthcare professional or a healthcare manager.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enhance your existing skills, knowledge and understanding of leadership and management in a healthcare organisation, to help you tackle the needs of modern twenty-first century healthcare. We’ll help develop you into a visionary leader who can inspire others and provide high quality, innovative healthcare around the world.

You’ll learn alongside other healthcare professionals and will share knowledge and ideas from all areas of healthcare, ensuring you graduate with a holistic and broad view of the sector.

What you will study

You’ll examine decision making, service redesign, implementation of change, patient safety and risk management, across a range of healthcare settings. While examining both contemporary policy, practice and leadership theory, we’ll help you understand how all these apply to healthcare-relevant situations. We’ll help you create a reflective portfolio so you can critically evaluate your own practice.

You’ll study topics, including change management, decision making, patient safety and risk management, and service redesign.

You’ll also complete a research dissertation on an area of personal interest, which we’ll match with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support.

Information for international students

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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