MSc/PgDip/PgCert International Hospital and Health Service Leadership and Management
- International students can apply
- NHS Funding and bursaries available
An equivalent Bachelor’s degree with honours or professional qualification (if applicable) from the UK or elsewhere i.e. incorporating study at least comparable to 120 credits at honours level as so deemed by the Board of College or;
An applicant who does not possess one of the qualifications which satisfies the General Academic Entry Requirement may be admitted through the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) route. The Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) route or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be used for entry.
A candidate whose first language is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English language. Such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) which provides a common international basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum, examinations etc. This is broadly comparable to a classification of C1 under the Common European Framework (CEF).
Alternatively, to meet the English language requirements and/or level 6 credits required for access to postgraduate study, the student may complete the Graduate Diploma in Health Care.
The Graduate Diploma is aimed at international students outside the European Union and will provide students with contextual health and social care knowledge through studying appropriate subject areas together with enhanced discipline specific English language (if applicable) and study skills.
The School requires that applicants must have: two satisfactory references regarding their ability to complete the course and appropriate position within their organisation.
This course will be open to healthcare practitioners working at different levels of international public, private and independent hospital and health service organisations and within different service delivery contexts, who aspire to be an effective hospital or health service manager within their organisation.
A typical applicant is normally a qualified health care professional currently working in middle management or wanting to move up to middle/senior management within or outside their current organisation. Some applicants are already managers and want the formal qualification to support the role they are already doing.
Applicants must normally have been in employment in a health care organisation at the time the course starts. The student will normally be sponsored by the government. Observational work placements in a public, private or independent organisation is an integral component of the course (as part of the Project Management and Impact Evaluation on Hospital and Health Services Outcomes for Patient and/or Service Improvement Module. This therefore provides the international student with a means to contextualise hospital management theory to practice.