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Leadership and management in healthcare for public health

This module aims to provide skills, knowledge and standards of leadership in healthcare and to provide students tools that will help them engage in leadership and management roles gradually during their career.

Dates and times

This course is delivered entirely online. Pre-recorded materials will be available a week in advance and will be complemented with live online seminars every Friday afternoon for an hour (2-3pm) for 12 weeks:

Online live Induction

  •  30th January 2023, 11am-12pm (link will be sent closer to the day)

Online live seminars

  • 3rd, 10th, 17, 24th February 2023
  • 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March 2023
  • 21st, 28th April 2023
  • 5th May 2023

Seminar attendance is encouraged but it is at your discretion to attend live or watch the recorded seminars at your own time and pace.

In addition to the pre-recorded materials and live seminars, you will need to study independently and prepare for the seminars if required. You will need to commit approximately 130 hours for this throughout the course.


The full cost is £833. The deposit cost is £50.

Please ensure you can commit to the scheduled dates as unfortunately we are unable to give refunds.

If you would like to take the course assessment to obtain 20 credits at level 7, there is an additional fee of £250.

St Mary's University alumni receive a 20% discount.


This module will provide an overview of leadership in healthcare settings and professional opportunities that they are expected to be faced by the students. It will consider national and local management across healthcare services and how this changed over the last years. It will explore leadership and what exactly is and how it can be implemented in healthcare settings.

Students will learn about the concept of emotional intelligence and other management strategies that will give them the tools to engage in a leader level across the interdisciplinary team that they will be working on.

It is expected that students will explore values of management and leadership and they will begin to consider themselves as leaders and how these elements will enable them to take the lead in team projects and autonomous practice.


The optional course assessment is a written report and an individual conference style presentation.


A minimum 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject such as health promotion, public health, medicine, nursing or allied health, health-related studies (e.g., psychology, nutrition), social sciences, biosciences, sport science, and environmental health.  Undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be considered.

Applicants with two years of relevant non-certified learning and professional experience in a relevant field of work, such as relevant extracurricular activities or volunteer work will also be considered.

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Upon acceptance you will be required to pay a £50 deposit to secure your place. The balance is due 21 days before the start of the course.

How to apply

Please complete the application form to apply for this course and forward references and evidence to supporting your application to


Students will receive a certificate of attendance. Students who opt to take the assessment and pass will also receive transcript detailing 20 credits at Masters level. Please note that the transcript will follow once internal and external quality assurance processes have been completed. Credits may be transferred onto existing masters degrees at St Mary’s University.

Find out more

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses team:
Tel: 020 8240 4321