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Leadership and Service Improvement PgCert/PgDip/Msc

Overview

This exciting MSc programme focuses on leadership, change management, evidence-based service innovation and delivery all key to the delivery of high quality health care. The programme is intended for experienced, qualified health care professionals who may work in and across a range of health care settings and in a variety of clinical, managerial and leadership roles.

The course aims to:

  • Develop leadership knowledge and skills which can be applied to the delivery of a quality, evidence-based service linked to service user, staff and organisational outcomes
  • Develop transformational leaders capable of improving and innovating health and social care delivery in a range of settings
  • Develop a critical awareness of self in the leadership of service delivery and innovation
  • Enhance critical awareness and reflection on the interfaces between policy, research, commissioning, service and practice
  • Enable you to contribute to the advancement of your practice and the service you deliver by your professional development and life-long approach to learning

You have the option to exit after Year 1 with a PgCert Leadership Studies in Health Care and to exit after Year 2 with a PgDip Leadership Studies in Health Care.

The course is delivered one day per week, in Year 1 you will attend University on Mondays and in Year 2 you will attend on Wednesdays.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location

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Modules

There are two options for this course; a 3 year route and a 4 year route.

Modules for 3 year route:

Year 1

(3 core modules, 20 credits each)

  • Research in health and social care
  • Strategic leadership in health care
  • Innovation for excellence - leading service change

Year 2

(1 core and 2 optional modules, 20 credits each)

Core module

  • Leading continuous quality improvement in health care

Optional modules

  • Mentorship and coaching for leadership 
  • Leading patient and public engagement in health care
  • Professional development through contract learning 

Year 3

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Modules for 4 year route:

Year 1

(2 core modules, 20 credits each)

  • Research in health and social care
  • Innovation for excellence - leading service change

Year 2

(1 core and 1 optional module, 20 credits each)

Core module

  • Strategic leadership in health care

Optional modules

  • Leading patient and public engagement in health care
  • Professional development through contract learning 

Year 3

(1 core and 1 optional module, 20 credits each)

Core module

  • Leading continuous quality improvement in health care

Optional modules

  • Mentorship and coaching for leadership 
  • Leading patient and public engagement in health care
  • Professional development through contract learning

Year 4

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Employability

With a range of flexible pathways available, our courses and modules are designed to enhance career opportunities by equipping health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage change, lead improvement initiatives and become an effective leader.

LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

Placements

Staff

Dr Louise Terry

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Reader in Law and Ethics

Dr Louise Terry is Reader in Law and Ethics, and specialises in teaching health and social care law and ethics. She has particular interest in withholding and withdrawing medical treatment, resource allocation, nursing wisdom, public administration and professional practice.


Prof. Nicola Thomas

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery
Job title: Professor of Kidney Care

Dr Thomas is a registered general nurse with a clinical background in kidney disease and diabetes. She also has a Doctorate in Professional Practice.


Facilities

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

  • Successful applicants will normally hold a health-related professional qualification; and
  • At least Bachelor degree equivalent to Second Class Honours Lower Division or equivalent.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
3904
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
September
Application code
3904
Application method

Applications to this course are made through the online CPPD prospectus.

For further information contact Judith Enterkin:

E: enterkij@lsbu.ac.uk

T: 020 7815 8344

Postgraduate Application Service

Book your time with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience. And when you're ready to apply join one of our Postgraduate Application Sessions. There, we take small groups of up to four people through the application process. Look online for the next of our Advice Sessions or Postgraduate Application Sessions.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Part-time
The fee shown is for 2017/18 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2018/19 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK/EU fee: £3555International fee: £4166.67
AOS/LSBU code: 3904Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £10665
International £12500
The fee shown is for 2017/18 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2018/19 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK/EU fee: £2370International fee: £2777.78
AOS/LSBU code: 3904Session code: 1PS02
Total course fee:
UK/EU £10665
International £12500

You may be eligible for CPD funding from your employer/Trust. Speak with your manager regarding professional development funding.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, student's placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it's really like to study here from the student perspective.

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Course Enquiries - UK/EU

Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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