MSc International Healthcare Leadership

Learn how new, innovative methods of leadership can help transform healthcare. The programme focuses on the challenges presented to healthcare leaders and the roles that both clinicians and managers can play in reshaping healthcare services. It focuses on international systems and helps you to apply your learning to your workplace environment or through practical case studies.

The Benefits

International perspectives

There are clear similarities across global healthcare systems, although some will have significantly different cultural and commissioner/provider relationships (public/private/hybrid) and differing governance arrangements. All unit design internationally applicable, ensuring that there is an appropriate alignment between commonalities and regional differences.

Creativity and innovation

A key challenge facing healthcare organisations and systems across the globe is the issue of balancing cost, quality, and access. Practice and public policy requires creative and innovative leadership in responding to these challenges. The design of the units ensures that creativity and innovation is central to the programme. You will be provided with the support and guidance needed to start developing your own thoughts and methodology.

Leading through networks

The need to lead through networks, rather than a single-minded focus on leading through the-line is another consistent trend. Healthcare systems are among the most complex of public services incorporating public, private and hybrid structures. The added complexity of clinician/ managerial leadership and the challenges created by the differences between primary, secondary and tertiary care add to this. The units include an emphasis on the challenges of collective leadership.

Putting the patient at the heart

The importance of putting patients at the core of healthcare delivery should always be the main focus, but this is often not the case. It is the key driver of the National Health Service reforms and the supporting leadership programmes. It is also receiving attention as a key priority in many healthcare systems, whether private or public, across the globe.

The Delegates

This international programme is designed for experienced clinicians and managers in healthcare who need to increase their leadership skills.

It is ideal for those who have been identified in succession plans to move into key positions and who need practical preparation for these roles but within a highly regarding academic context. These may be managers who are about to lead either clinical or project teams, specialist or business units, or who are being developed for senior general or specialist leadership positions.

The programme will be particularly beneficial for managers who need to challenge their healthcare-specific knowledge and maximise their potential by engaging with clinicians and other professional managers from a range of healthcare sectors, both in terms of healthcare service commissioning and provision.  It is specifically aimed at global healthcare practices with the aim of equipping leaders and managers with cutting-edge knowledge and practice from around the globe.

The programme is equally appropriate for senior managers and leaders who already have general management and leadership responsibilities, but need to deepen their understanding of business processes with which they are less familiar. 

Experienced managers and leaders from non-healthcare sectors are welcome to apply for the programme based on the potential for the transfer of skills and practice within a healthcare economy.

The Programme

The programme provides unique personal and organisational development (POD) planning and close tutorial support. There are four residential workshops during the programme that enable you to identify your objectives, strengths and achievements. They also provide the opportunity to interact with other delegates.

You will study eight units over the two year duration of the programme.

  • You, as a Leader: Personal and Organisational Development
  • Leading teams through Purpose: Organisational Behaviour and Change
  • Leading organisations through Transformation: Service Improvement
  • Leading organisations through Vision: Strategic and Ethical Leadership
  • Leading through Networks: Collective Leadership
  • Leading Systems: Health Systems and Policy
  • Leading in the wider context: Health Economics and its Environment
  • Applied Research in the Workplace: Research and Evaluation

You will also complete a healthcare study project or a work-based organisational case study.

The Team

Healthcare Team - Lori Anderson
Dr Lori Anderson
Co-Unit Leader for:,
- Leading organisations through Vision: Strategic and Ethical Leadership
- Leading through Networks: Collective Leadership

Healthcare Team - Lawrence Benson
Dr Lawrence Benson
Co-Unit Leader for:
- Leading Systems: Health Systems and Policy
- Leading in the wider context: Health Economics and its Environment

Healthcare Team - Julian Bond
Julian Bond
Co-Unit lead for:,
- Leading teams through Purpose: Organisational Behaviour and Change

Healthcare Team - Alan Boyd
Alan Boyd

Co-Unit lead for:
- Applied Research in the Workplace: Research and Evaluation

Healthcare Team - Stephen Brookes
Dr Stephen Brookes
Programme Director and Co-Unit lead for:
- Leading organisations through Vision: Strategic and Ethical Leadership
- Leading through Networks: Collective Leadership

Healthcare Team - Elaine Clark
Dr Elaine Clark
Co-Unit lead for:
- You, as a Leader: Personal and Organisational Development

Healthcare Team - Susan Gill
Sue Gill

Co-Unit lead for:
- You, as a Leader: Personal and Organisational Development

Healthcare Team - Fiona Meechan
Fiona Meechan

Co-Unit lead for:
Leading teams through Purpose: Organisational Behaviour and Change

Healthcare Team - Simon Moralee
Simon Moralee

Co-Unit lead for:
- Leading Systems: Health Systems and Policy
- Leading in the wider context: Health Economics and its Environment

Healthcare Team - Nathan Proudlove
Dr Nathan Proudlove

Co-Unit lead for:
- Applied Research in the Workplace: Research and Evaluation

Healthcare Team - Adrian Nelson
Dr Adrian Nelson

Co-Unit lead for:
- Leading organisations through Transformation: Service Improvement

 

Key features

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Action learning

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Blended Learning