Faculty of Health Sciences

MSc in Healthcare Improvement Leadership

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September, January, June

Part time
MSc 3 years

About the course

Healthcare improvement is a hot topic globally, and this programme offers an advanced education in healthcare improvement leadership. Aimed at individuals employed within health care disciplines, you will benefit from the course if your role requires you to lead improvement initiatives and those who wish to adopt a rigorous, evidence informed and systematic approach to their practice.

This programme offers a high degree of flexibility and allows you to tailor your studies to meet your own personal development requirements, the needs of your professional role, and sponsoring employer. The course is inter-professional in nature, suitable for those working in both clinical and non-clinical roles. Work-based projects are central to the assessment and students are encouraged and supported to learn in and from practice.

This programme is part-time with start dates available in January, June and September.

Our teaching staff

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

"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

This 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.

This programme is not suitable for full time study.

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

  • Healthcare Improvement Project

  • Evidencing Personal and Professional Development

Year 2

  • Research and Literature Review Methods

  • Two options (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 care environment.

Admission to the programme normally requires an honours degree in a subject related to health 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.

This is a part-time programme only, but may be suitable for international students currently employed within UK healthcare institutions to meeting IELTS requirements and visa regulations.  

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

The MSc in Healthcare Improvement Leadership is aimed at those already employed in a health-care related organisation. The programme will give you the knowledge and skills to go on to specialise and lead in the implementation of healthcare improvements. The programme also prepares you to progress on to further study, and the University offers a range of research degrees in Health, Nursing and Midwifery.