Faculty of Health Sciences

MSc in Leadership in Health and Social Care

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September, January, June

Full time Part time
MSc 18 months 3 years

About the course

This programme is designed to support existing or aspirant leaders to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership theories and frameworks. If you are employed in any health or social care discipline and you’re passionate about improving the quality of service, this programme will enhance your professional function as a leader to enable a more effective delivery of health and social care. This course is inter-professional in nature, suitable for individuals occupying both clinical and non-clinical roles. 

You’ll study modules that explore the concept of leadership from a personal, professional and organisational perspective. And you'll develop your strategic thinking skills – gaining the knowledge and skills to generate and lead change within an organisational context. The flexible nature of this programme enables you to fit your study with other work and life commitments. You have the option of taking the course at PGCert or PGDip level, or as a full Masters degree.

This programme can be studied over 18-months full-time, and three years part-time. Start dates are available in January, June and September. 

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus / online learning

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275
  • Home/EU (part-time): £810 (20 credits), £2,425 (60 credits), £3,640 (90 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

International: Please contact

Applicants from the local area accessing programmes and individual modules may be eligible for funding via the contract with the Yorkshire and the Humber Local Education and Training Board (YHLETB). There are also opportunities for self funding. Please contact the Faculty Admissions Office for further information.

"The teaching staff have helped me bring together my skills and experiences and apply them to my studies and practice. Studying at Hull gave me the chance to shine.”

Timothy Buescher, PhD Health Studies

What you'll study

The part-time MSc is usually studied over 3 years. You can also choose to study for the interim award of Post Graduate Certificate or Post Graduate Diploma. The sequencing of modules will depend on point of entry onto the programme (September, January or June for part-time programmes).

The full-time MSc is designed to be studied over a period of 18 months. Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma stage modules can be studied simultaneously but must be successfully completed prior to the dissertation stage.

Modules within the Post Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma stages can be taken on a ‘stand alone’ basis as individual units of study.

For further information / An informal discussion of your study needs please contact:

Tracey Heath, Programme Lead


Telephone: 01482 464519

Year 1

  • Self as Leader

  • Developing Strategic Influence

  • Option (to be chosen from those suitable and available)

Year 2

  • Creativity, Innovation and Change

  • Research and Literature Review Methods

  • Option (to be chosen from those suitable and available)

Year 3

  • Dissertation

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Our postgraduate taught options prepare professionals to deliver safe and compassionate care underpinned by the latest research and evidence.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Entry is open to anyone working in a health or social care environment.

Admission to the programme normally requires an honours degree in subject related to health and social care, with a classification of 2:2 or above (or equivalent). 

Where this requirement is not met, alternative professional qualifications and experience may be considered.  Please contact the Programme Leader to discuss.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This programme provides career progression and academic development for the leaders of the future. The course also opens up opportunities for further study, and the University of Hull offers research degrees in Health, Nursing and Midwifery.