MSc Healthcare Leadership

BPP University’s School of Health offers this Master's in Healthcare Leadership to Doctors, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals, Nursing and Midwifery Registrants and Non Clinical staff who are postgraduate and have responsibility for the leadership and management in a range of health service settings, or wish to advance into a leadership role.

The MSc Healthcare Leadership is awarded by BPP University

Programme details

London Waterloo

Start Date

January, September

Length of programme

One-year, full-time
Two-year, part-time

Modes of study

Classroom, Online


5,000-word Service Innovation and Improvement Project, 20 minute PowerPoint presentation, 3,500-word reflection, 5,000-word structured research protocol, 10,000-15,000-word dissertation

How to apply

To apply online, please apply direct or for more information request a call back


Key Information

  • The Programme will be delivered as study days during each term
  • A minimum of two tutorials will be provided to support students throughout each module (face-to-face, online or by telephone)
  • Distance Learning: Students who wish to complete their studies via distance learning will access all materials via the VLE
  • Students will complete summative assessments, which have been designed to enable critical reflection and application of theory to practice in all aspects of their work practice
  • Study days will be augmented with online lectures and learning materials via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • All students complete the same pieces of formative assessment work
  • Online Library: All students will have access to these texts along with materials held in the University onsite library
  • Students will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is an academic member of staff from the University to aid them with understanding their responsibilities and directing them to appropriate support

Programme Details

This programme will give you the opportunity to learn alongside colleagues from a diverse range of professional settings to gain an in-depth understanding of the key principles, practice of leadership and subjects affecting today’s leaders in the NHS.

It will help you to understand the changes taking place within the NHS, both nationally and locally, with specific reference to the NHS Commissioning Board and its new Regions, Local Area Teams and Clinical Commissioning Groups and how these may be influenced. The programme will also enhance the knowledge and skills to effectively engage in the role and responsibilities required of an effective team player, leader of a team, and being proactive in service innovation and improvements, as well as informing Education Strategy which can ultimately influence the transformation of care services, staff and organisational performance and commissioning.

You will be able to study alongside your busy workload. Materials will be accessible through online and classroom-based delivery with one to one tutor support. You will be required to complete on average 40 hours of study per week if studying the programme full time to meet and achieve the theoretical requirements of the programme and assessment. 

Our MSc Healthcare Leadership has three entry points:
• Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership
• Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Leadership
• MSc Healthcare Leadership 


Module Name


When studied


Exploring the key elements in Healthcare Leadership


Term 1 (FT)
Term 1&2, YR 1 (PT)


Evidence-Based & Evidence-Informed Leadership Practice


Term 2 (FT)
Term 3, YR1 & Term 1, YR 2 (PT)




Term 3 (FT)
Terms 2&3, YR 2 (PT)



Entry Requirements

To be admitted to the programme candidates must have:

  • Completed a First Degree – this may not be health related but demonstrates the candidates ability to successfully complete academic Level 6 study


  • Completed a Postgraduate Degree - this may not be health related but demonstrates the candidates ability to successfully complete academic Level 6 study


  • Completed a First Professional qualification with a Portfolio of CPD evidence, which will be considered at the discretion of the Programme Leader.


For students who are non-native users of English:

  • Provide evidence of instruction and assessment predominantly in English throughout education


  • Provide evidence of a recent IELTS or equivalent score of 6.5 overall.



Paying for your programme

  • Full-time UK/EU student: £10,000
  • Part-time UK/EU student: £5,000 (per year)
  • Full-time International student: £12,000

Flexible payment plans

To help with your fees, we also offer a number of instalment options. For details of instalment payment schemes and dates, please contact the Student Finance Office:

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans are available for eligible Master's courses, allowing you to apply for a loan towards your course and living costs. 

If you are applying for a programme beginning before September 2017

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,000

If you are applying for a programme beginning in September 2017 onwards

You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,280

You can apply online at or for further information visit our student finance section