University of Chester

University of Chester

Medical Leadership and Management

Doctors need to do more than just heal, they also need to effectively lead and manage teams. In the modern health environment a proportion of them must lead and manage our complex health service. This course aims to educate doctors in the principles of leadership and management and is suitable for doctors at all stages of their careers.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a medical 1st degree, or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills. Applications are invited from: NHS staff; health professionals from overseasthose with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Manager learning and continuous professional development; leading and managing people; managing change in the health service; leadership and performance management in the health service; research methods for medical leadership; management research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation for which the assessment includes a review paper and an academic research article (suitable for publication in an appropriate research journal).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA Full-time - 1 calendar years
PgDip Full-time - 1 calendar years
PgCert Part-time - 1 calendar years
MBA Part-time - 2 calendar years
PgDip Part-time - 2 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000