PgCert; PgDip; MSc LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE IMPROVEMENT

Overview

Delivering safe, high quality care

Strong, effective leadership in health care is vital for the delivery of safe, high quality patient care. On this course, established and new leaders will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and practice, developing and communicating a vision to engage with multiple stakeholders.

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.

Leadership and Management

We aim 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

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.

Why Leadership Service Improvement at LSBU?

Flexible entry requirements means that we welcome students with health care leadership experience who do not have degree level academic qualifications as well as those that do.
Students value the structure and composition of the programme which supports their development in their ongoing work.
The leadership and quality improvement focus underpins the entire programme, helping students to really develop in their role.
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.
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModePart-time Duration3 years Start dateSeptember Application code3904 Application method CPPD prospectus
ModePart-time Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application code3904 Application method CPPD prospectus

Location

London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.

Walk or bicycle

The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.

By bus

LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.

By train or tube

The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.

By car

London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.

Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.

TfL journey planner

You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.

Entry Level Requirements

  • Successful applicants will normally hold a health-related professional qualification; and
  • A Bachelor degree equivalent to Second Class Honours Lower Division: or equivalent experience.
United Kingdom

£

Tuition fees for home students

International

£

Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees

  • Part-time

    part-time

    MSc Leadership And Service Improvement In Health Care (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3904 Session code: 1PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868.00
    International: £15400.00

    MSc Leadership And Service Improvement In Health Care (PT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3904 Session code: 1PS02
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868.00
    International: £15400.00

    MSc Leadership And Service Improvement In Health Care (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3904 Session code: 2PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868.00
    International: £15400.00

    MSc Leadership And Service Improvement In Health Care (PT) - Year 2

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3904 Session code: 2PS02
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868.00
    International: £15400.00

    MSc Leadership And Service Improvement In Health Care (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3904 Session code: 3PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868.00
    International: £15400.00

    MSc Leadership And Service Improvement In Health Care (PT) - Year 3

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3904 Session code: 3PS02
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868.00
    International: £15400.00

    MSc Leadership And Service Improvement In Health Care (PT) - Year 4

    The fee shown is for entry 2023/24
    UK fee: £ International fee: £
    AOS/LSBU code: 3904 Session code: 4PS02
    Total course fee:
    UK: £10868.00
    International: £15400.00

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

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Part-time Duration 3 years Start date September Application code 3904 Application method CPPD prospectus
Mode Part-time Duration 4 years Start date September Application code 3904 Application method CPPD prospectus

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.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

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
  • Enhancing practice through work-based learning

Year 3

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Modules for 4 year route:

Year 1

(2 core modules, 20 credits each)

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

Year 2

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

Core module

  • Research in Health and Social Care

Optional modules

  • Leading patient and public engagement in health care
  • Enhancing practice through work-based 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
  • Enhancing practice through work-based learning

Year 4

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Careers

Employability Service

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • Free employability workshop and events for student all year round, more details can be found on our event section.
  • Online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • LSBU Careers Hub offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

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

The School of Health and Social Care delivers postgraduate education programmes and applied research linked to practice and workforce innovation, as well as research capacity building. The work undertaken by staff and students is recognised both nationally and internationally.

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Tel: 0207 815 7500

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