MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice

Published: 11th March 2019

The MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice gives allied healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills they need to enhance their practice and prepare for leadership roles.

The course is aimed at registered professionals such as dieticians, audiologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, paramedics and occupational therapists who seek continuing professional development opportunities.

You will study content that reflects professional, UK-wide government and international benchmarks for advanced level practice in health and social care, enhancing your suitability for revalidation.

This includes contemporary knowledge and skills in clinical and direct care practice, leadership and collaborative practice, improving quality and developing practice, and developing self and others.

You will learn how to develop efficient and ethical ways of working that offer a better quality of life and care by placing service users and carers at the centre of decision-making and service redesign.

Flexible learning

Study this course full-time over one year or part-time for a maximum of five years depending on your other commitments.

Interdisciplinary learning

Learn from – and alongside – professionals from various fields of allied healthcare.

Tailor your course

Choose from a wide range of course units to suit your own interests.

Find out more about the course and apply online at

Teaching and learning

We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including face-to-face, blended and online learning.The course focuses on an active learning approach and is designed to prompt the discovery, processing and application of knowledge through collaboration and cooperation.

You will draw on your own experiences – both academic and work-based – when learning. The course will promote the construction of understanding through task-related activities and reflection.

We have extensive experience and good practice in online learning, with dedicated e-learning technologists to support you and our staff in making the most of the e-learning platform.

Find out more by visiting the postgraduate teaching and learning page.

Coursework and assessment

You can undertake standalone course units, or build up a selection of optional and core units and then undertake a dissertation to complete the master’s course.A range of assessments are utilised to assess your knowledge and understanding and to develop intellectual and practical skills.

The dissertation unit enables you to consolidate your learning and demonstrate the achievement of outcomes by undertaking a project focused on a specific aspect of practice.

Entry requirements

Entry requires a relevant health or social work professional qualification or current registration with the relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body.You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution OR evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.

Part-time students whose unit(s) have practical components also need written support from their employer to attend and complete any practice requirements.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

If you are self-funded or organisation-funded (non-SLA), you need to complete this application form (Word, 133 KB).

Contact details

Academic department: Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Telephone: +44 (0)161 306 7604

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