Leadership in Healthcare Online Courses

Our online Leadership in Healthcare courses are offered in conjunction with our partner, the University of South Wales, who have developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative learning. A robust and effective healthcare system requires knowledgeable, dynamic and capable leadership. In response to this, we have developed the Leadership in Healthcare course to educate and equip current healthcare professionals with the skills required to manage challenges within this multifaceted industry.

The intention of our Postgraduate Diploma and Master's in Leadership in Healthcare is to develop and improve capabilities amongst the students, thereby developing professionals who can:

  1. Have a better understanding of the organisational environment around them.
  2. Can face and address the challenges with knowledge and ability.
  3. Can provide organisational leadership and navigate in difficult circumstances.
  4. Can independently access information and use it critically to assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to leadership and management scenarios.

This course is ideal for doctors of any grade and other healthcare professionals who wish to gain vital skills in leadership and how to lead teams effectively. The Leadership in Healthcare online course combines theory and practice by applying the theoretical aspects to real life practice scenarios. During your time of study, emphasis will primarily be on the ethical aspects of leadership while gaining a fresh insight into the latest research surrounding the topic of Healthcare leadership.

Students may apply for the Master's in Leadership in Healthcare as a two-year course, firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the Master's (60 credits).

Apply now for the Postgraduate Diploma.


Meet the Course Director

Healthcare Leadership course director Dr Clare Holt

Dr Clare Holt
Current post: Director - Alexina Consulting Ltd, KC Associates Ltd;
Post Doctoral Researcher, Warwick Business School

  • PhD Relational Leadership
  • Executive Coach, AoEC
  • Associate of Warwick Business School
  • Associate CIPD

Dr Clare Holt has worked with a variety of audiences across organizational boundaries, including middle to senior managers, company directors and CEOs, senior civil servants, politicians and peers. A creative thinker, Dr Holt strives to bridge her academic learning and research skills into practical settings across a variety of public and private organizations. Her focus in research, writing and teaching has involved most aspects of leadership, but predominantly features relational leadership and engagement.

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The best thing I did for my career!

"The best course and the best thing I did for my career! Thank you for the opportunity!"


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Boosted my career and self-esteem

"I have boosted my career and my self esteem in the course."


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My leadership qualities have improved

"I was really lucky to take up this degree. It has increased my confidence as a teacher, especially my leadership qualities have improved. I also do a lot of experimenting while teaching and my students love that. A very good and flexible course to improve your profile and income."


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A stimulating environment

"Diploma MSc offers a very interesting approach to teaching and learning. A stimulating environment with a great inter-professional discussion forum and assignments that are relevant to daily practice. Tutors provide instant feedback and facilitate discussion in an excellent way."


Subject Courses

Leadership in Healthcare PgDip

Delivered over 1 year the online part time distance learning Postgraduate Diploma course is especially developed for busy health professionals. Formatted in 6 modules, each of 6 weeks duration; the course is designed to be practical and relevant to anyone in, or aspiring to, a leadership role in the healthcare sector.

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Leadership in Healthcare MSc

The MSc runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 10-week online module to develop their skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, the students then go on to complete a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional project.

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