University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Leadership and Management (Health and Social Care Services)

This course is designed to meet the needs of the leader and manager who is working in the health and social care field. It offers a high degree of flexibility in the pattern of study that reflects the amount of time likely to be available over the period of the programme. This programme focuses on the continuing professional development needs of public and 3rd sector managers and others in a leadership role within their organisation. To enable managers to tailor their programme of study to meet their specific requirements a range of modules are offered. The course is modular and is intended to provide those leading and managing in health and social care services with an understanding of the changing context of management and organisation in these sectors. It focuses on management and leadership issues, drawing on the experiences of the course members, and relating their work situation to theoretical models of leadership and management in the public, voluntary and independent sectors. The programme also recognises that the management of services is constantly evolving and, therefore, addresses key issues of organisational change and development in the health and social care sectors.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have an Honours degree (although a combination of professional qualifications and experience is also accepted) and several years' experience in health or social care and be in a management position (or shortly to move into a management post). Applicants who do not have academic or professional qualifications can be assessed on their ability to cope with sustained academic work and who are able to demonstrate that through their work they can operate at postgraduate level.

Course modules

Indicative modules: transforming services; managing service delivery; managerial effectiveness; portfolio of academic and professional learning and development; advanced critical analysis and decision making; how to conduct research; advanced practice in working with risk; mentoring; developing resilience.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

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