Health and Social Care Leadership at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop the skills you need to be a leader in health and social care.
  • Gain essential, qualifications for senior positions.
  • Learn to lead strategically – evaluating and improving services at both systems and service levels.
Leadership has consistently been shown to be key to the effective delivery of health and social care services. Indeed, lack of leadership has been cited as a major cause of most health and social care system failures. On this course, you will learn how to lead effectively and make sustainable improvements to health and social care services. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. We help you to develop the skills you need to successfully lead across the many facets of health and social care provision. Through engaging in learning and assessment tasks, you have the opportunity to actively improve service delivery throughout the programme. You'll learn to understand strategic system level issues, solve organisational problems and devise, implement and evaluate successful service improvement initiatives. You'll also learn to strengthen teamwork, motivation, commitment and effort, and thereby improve service user outcomes. You will learn through
  • lectures and seminars
  • workshop–style sessions
  • live projects
  • extensive independent reading and study
  • self–reflection,
  • peer and tutor engagement
  • blended learning approaches
  • online learning
  • written assessments
  • case studies
Applied learning - Live projects As a student on our unique MSc programme you will maximise your learning by engaging in real world assignments. All course assessments centre on service delivery and improvement, giving you the opportunity to actively display and practice leadership. This means that you will not only gain enhanced knowledge of evidence–based management and leadership theories, but also develop the practical skills you require to lead more effectively in the workplace. Future careers This course prepares you for
  • leadership and management positions in the NHS or other health or social care providers
  • further studies


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Leadership In Practice Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) Elective modules Evaluating Service Improvement Evaluating Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Interprofessional Education Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning) Leadership In Context Leading People And Teams Managing People: Organisational Approaches Planning Service Improvement Planning Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Year 2 - Compulsory modules Leading Change Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Researching For Practice (Taught) Systems Leadership Elective modules Evaluating Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Interprofessional Education Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning) Planning Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Final year - Compulsory modules Dissertation

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Entry requirements

A first degree or an appropriate professional qualification considered to represent equivalence to a degree. N.B. In some circumstances experience of degree level study along with leadership/management experience will be considered. Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with no individual element below 5.5. Previous work experience of a professional role and management or leadership context that will support the work-based learning elements of the course and will enable you to learn in practice. You will be considered on an individual basis and will be accepted if you can satisfy the course team that you have a commitment to completing your proposed pathway of study and you fulfil the specific admissions criteria. You must be prepared to be intellectually challenged; to reflect upon your practice and to consider how this can be applied to improve your service and the experiences of your service users. This improvement will be based upon critical evaluation and application of theory and evidence and new understanding. You should be motivated, able to actively contribute to discussion and debate, and prepared to study independently to explore the policy, theoretical and research literature that underpins effective managerial and leadership practice.

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Health and Social Care Leadership at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS