University of Warwick Masters in Healthcare Leadership

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Clinicians are viewed as credible leaders, whether they feel so themselves or not. Indeed, many healthcare workers take on important leadership responsibilities throughout their career, managing large teams and complex organisations. However leadership and management skills are not acquired during clinical undergraduate training. The clinician is never taught how to step away from the physician-patient relationship and examine problems at a systems level. This pragmatic course, designed and delivered by world-leading medical leaders, comprehensively closes the gap in clinician leadership competency. Whether you are a clinician seeking to move away from direct care or a senior administrator looking to take up a managerial role in a healthcare setting, this online Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to give you a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on the changing face of healthcare. The course provides a highly engaging, richly informative and convenient educational opportunity for busy professionals and is accessible through a dedicated state-of-the-art online learning environment. Why study on this programme?
  • Broaden your opportunities beyond frontline care
  • Develop strong, strategic leadership capabilities
  • Enhance your career and mobility options
  • Gain the skills to remain relevant in an evolving health system
  • Apply evidence-based thinking to a range of disciplines
  • Learn from renowned Healthcare Leadership experts
  • Award title


  • Programme duration

    24 months

  • Validated by

    University of Warwick

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language

  • Need to have an honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution

What will I study?

This 24-month online Masters in Healthcare Leadership programme blends self-directed learning with Tutor-led team-based learning. Throughout the course, you'll engage in:
  • Online group tutorials
  • Tutor-moderated discussion forums
  • Interactive case studies
  • Reflective exercises
  • Online examinations
  • Understanding leadership and management
  • Understanding motivation
  • Influencing skills
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Assignment guidance tutorials & self-directed learning
  • Understanding safety, quality and performance in healthcare settings.
  • Understanding new constructs of patient safety
  • Key concepts and processes of enquiry
  • Key models for developing effective improvement plans
  • Working with providers and consumers iteratively to design safer and high-quality systems
  • Analysis underpinning service improvement
  • Evidence-based systems diagnosis
  • Learning, Discovery and Problem-solving frameworks
  • Appreciative inquiry in Leadership Development & Organisational change
  • Using feedback in healthcare assessments
  • What is engagement?
  • Benefits of engagement
  • Evaluating engagement
  • Vision and values
  • Reactions to change – understanding optimism vs pessimism.
  • Key models of change
  • Overcoming resistance in yourself
  • Planning to deliver change – change champions
  • Understanding the viral nature of behavioral change
  • Project managing change
  • Stakeholder analysis and bringing people together
  • Helping others to interpret future impact of decisions
  • Creating cross sectoral collaborations
  • Framing the context for change

Your research-based professional project will culminate in a ‘conference ready’ poster presentation and 4,000-word article ready for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Programme benefits

  • Graduates will receive a Masters from the prestigious University of Warwick, ranked 9th in the UK and 61st in the world
  • Designed and delivered by world-leading experts
  • No need to take time away from work or travel to a classroom
  • Local CME accreditation awarded
  • Available anytime, anywhere, on any device

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