Leadership in Healthcare Postgraduate Diploma

In partnership with: University of South Wales

This is more than a management course. Managers are responsible for planning, organising, leading and controlling functions within an organisation. But not all managers are leaders.

This course will help you develop the skills needed to be a leader – such as communication, motivation, providing inspiration and guidance, and encouraging employees to rise to a higher level of productivity. Course Code: QPDP023

Next Intake: 2019 September

This Postgraduate Diploma Will Help You To:

  • Develop a team culture of trust that delivers results
  • Navigate teams through change with tenacity
  • Address challenges innovatively and ethically
  • Make positive decisions with confidence

What You Will Study

You’ll study entirely online for one calendar year. You’ll study six modules, each of six weeks’ duration.

Find full module details in our prospectus.

How You Will Learn

Although you’ll be learning entirely online, you will be part of a group with 10 to 15 other students - to share ideas, debate scenarios and develop best practice with.

You’ll have the support of a dedicated team who will help you with any challenges you may face - from help with navigating our online learning platform to advice on what you need to do to pass the course and meet deadlines.


Once you have secured your place on the course, you will be invited to an online Induction Day webinar. This will give you the opportunity to participate in study skills workshops on Harvard referencing, scientific and reflective writings, and levels of evidence in preparation for your studies. It is not compulsory for you to attend our Induction Day, but it is recommended as it’ll provide you with a sturdy introduction to the course.

How You Will Be Assessed

You will be assigned a dedicated expert tutor who will facilitate discussions with your group and monitor, assess and mark your work throughout each module.

  • Clinical Case-Based Scenarios and Discussion - 50%
  • Reflective Journal - 10%
  • Group Assignment - 20%
  • Individual Assignment - 20%

Due to the online nature of the course, you will be expected to login and participate in the course regularly throughout the module, ideally on a daily basis.

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for anyone working in a healthcare role that needs leadership skills. You'll have a degree but this doesn't have to be in medicine.

As well as those already in healthcare leadership roles, this course is useful for GP practice managers, pharmacy managers, healthcare directorate managers and managers in pharmaceutical companies.

To secure your place on the course you typically need one of the following:

  • A non-medical degree working in a healthcare role
  • A medical degree
  • Relevant professional healthcare (eg doctor, nurse) qualifications

AND a minimum IELTS score of 6 or equivalent.

All applications are assessed on an individual basis so if you don’t have one of the above your prior experience may be taken into account.

Find full course information in our prospectus.

Download Prospectus

A quick reminder why making the decision to study with Diploma MSc is the right one:

Online: Our courses are delivered entirely online, including the exams, so you can get qualified at home, in the office - wherever suits you.

Time: You'll complete your Postgraduate Diploma in 1 calendar year, and to our knowledge, we are the least expensive Postgraduate Diploma in the UK.

Quality: Our award-winning courses delivered with the University of South Wales are also accredited by the Royal College of GPs, plus our faculty are key opinion leaders both nationally and internationally.

Career progression: Our courses have helped over 1,500 alumni progress their careers and salary, as well as their academic credentials. 27 peer review publications have emanated from our courses and our course directors are there to help people publish.

Customer service: Our group sizes are small and unlike other universities where you are just a number, to us you are a valued customer and we feel privileged to have you on our course.

How much is the course?

Total Course Fees for UK/EU & International Students for September 2019: £3900

Please Note: These are the fees for a single year.

Fee payments may be made via the following options:

Date Option A Option B
Deposit payable on acceptance £650 £650
1st November 2019 £3,250 £650
1st January 2020 £650
1st March 2020 £650
1st May 2020 £650
1st June 2020 £650

Deposits are non-refundable

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