Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Medical Leadership

This course is for doctors at any stage of their careers who are interested in developing and proving their commitment to: improving patient experience and service delivery, demonstrating caring, compassionate, authentic leadership and developing leadership capacity to achieve medical and organisational impact. The course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in line with the Medical Leadership Competency Framework. The course includes: further development of your knowledge and skills and undertaking real work-based medical leadership projects. Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Entry requirements

Qualified doctors holding an MBChB or equivalent. For the PgDip/MA a PgCert in Medical Leadership or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Modules: personal learning and development; understanding leadership and management; the role of doctors in the health service improvement. Plus optional modules and projects.

Assessment methods

Coursework, including learning contracts, project proposals, reports, reflective commentary, and oral presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 6,534 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgCert Part-time £ 6,534 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593936