Learn how to inspire others, drive innovation, and lead effectively within healthcare organisations with this part-time, fully online Healthcare Leadership MSc from the University of Liverpool.
Through our unique interdisciplinary programmes, you will have the opportunity to explore leadership and management concepts, models and frameworks and learn how to apply them to healthcare environments, from a small practice to larger settings, of both a clinical and non-clinical nature.
In addition to learning how to lead at an individual, team, organisational and national levels, you will gain an understanding of key contemporary issues within changing healthcare contexts and the ability to recommend innovative and high-quality solutions.
Is this the right course for you?
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.
Through this programme, you will:
Experience a unique interdisciplinary programme. Our Healthcare Leadership programmes are delivered in collaboration with the School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, one of the largest medical education providers in the UK. You will learn from leading professionals in academic, and healthcare leadership positions, benefitting from real-life experiences of leading and managing healthcare across a wide range of services and organisations.
Benefit from a gold standard education. The Management School is among an elite group of business schools to be triple-accredited with AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Our pioneering School of Medicine was established in 1834 and has been at the forefront of medical practice and research for over 180 years.
Take part in a collaborative and active learning approach. You will be encouraged to exchange ideas and experiences via discussion forums and to conduct collective analysis of case studies, which facilitates collaborative sense-making and problem-solving.
Study career-focused modules to prepare for working in varied healthcare settings. The activities and assessments enable you to engage with work-based issues within the healthcare arena, including analysing and reflecting on your own work organisation and role.
Download a prospectus or visit our website for more details on this programme including module information.
Learn from industry experts
This online master's in healthcare leadership is run by the Management School in collaboration with the School of Medicine at the University of Liverpool who have designed unique interdisciplinary programmes to educate today’s healthcare professionals for tomorrow’s healthcare challenges. We provide postgraduate programmes that support your career development and equip you with the confidence, knowledge and skills that are essential for success within the 21st-century healthcare environment.
Enhance your career opportunities
TOn completion of your programme, you will have the skills required to succeed in leadership and managerial roles within healthcare organisations, healthcare governing bodies, and community healthcare organisations, as well as in related sectors such as financial and consulting. These could include senior positions in clinical leadership, management, strategy, international development, research, finance, human resources, and marketing.
Download a prospectus for more details on the career support you will receive as a University of Liverpool student.
Learn online anytime, anywhere
Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This 100% online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), 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.
Assessments are 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.
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Download a prospectus or visit our website for more information on this programme. Alternatively, you can contact one of our admission advisers to get your questions answered.
One of the best ways to see if the programme is right for you is to join one of our regular virtual events where you will be introduced to our range of online programmes, our online learning facilities, and Q&A’s with staff to help you make the best decision about the future of your education.
All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, you can contact us via LiveChat on our website.
Applicants should possess either:
A degree in computer science or a closely related subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ relevant IT professional experience; or
Professional work experience in IT or a related field and/or other prior qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Successful applicants from outside the UK must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 overall or equivalent.
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 the list of countries on our website.
Payment options and funding
Full tuition fee – £18,000* (2020/2021 academic year)
The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the costs of your degree. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.
You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront.
Scholarships of up to 15% of your tuition fee are available.
For more details speak to the University of Liverpool Online Programmes admission team.
Our tuition fees are the same for all students and there are no hidden costs. We are delighted to offer different tuition fee discounts and scholarships for eligible students.
Read more about fees and scholarships.
*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.