Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Leadership and Management (Health and Social Care)

This programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed by those who are, or aspire to be, managers or leaders within organisations in this sector; it is run collaboratively by the Bristol Business School and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences; it provides development across a range of leadership and management subjects tailored towards the health and social care sector; there is a strong focus on the practical needs of leaders and managers, many of whom may be at an early stage of their management careers; emphasis is placed on learning from and through experience, and work based learning is a central feature of the programme.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree from a recognised UK higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution, an HND or equivalent professional award (for example, at NVQ 4), plus 2 years of relevant work experience, at least 2 years in a role with leadership or management responsibility with in-house leadership and/or management education/development. Applicants without an Honours degree or equivalent formal academic qualification would require the full support of their organisation and are likely to be working as middle managers in a suitable professional area. Applicants may be interviewed prior to acceptance and may be asked to undertake an additional pre-entry assessment.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate core modules: Leading and managing people; human resource management in health and social care; finance for managers in health and social care; building effective working relationships. Postgraduate Diploma core modules: Applying customer orientated business thinking in health and social care or leading change; evidencing work based learning in leadership for health and social care. Choose 1 option module from: Coaching and mentoring; project management; strategic leadership; enterprise and creativity. Master's: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through supervised mini-projects, presentations, time-constrained assignments and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time block-release £ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees) 33 months
MSc Part-time block-release £ 9,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 33 months
PgCert Block-release £ 335 per Credit module (home fees) 12 months
Part-time block-release £ 335 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

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