Healthcare - Applied Leadership & Management in Healthcare/ Social Care/ Public Sector

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Healthcare - Applied Leadership & Management in Healthcare/ Social Care/ Public Sector

Master of Science in Applied Leadership and Management in Healthcare - Level 9
This MSc in Applied Leadership and Management has been designed to develop the leadership, managerial, and organisational skills of the Health and Social Care and Public Sector leader and manager.

Graduates will function as highly competent self-aware senior leaders, capable of informing strategy and guiding teams at the highest level in their sector.

This Master's degree is work-focused and applied in nature, focusing on inter-disciplinary application. Graduates will draw on the latest research and methodology to critically reflect on and optimise service delivery in their specialist area.

Who is it for?
It is aimed at those who want to develop into a leadership or management role in the sectors specified; those who want to improve and lead teams or complex projects and current senior professionals, leaders and managers who want to further develop their competencies and play a valuable role in shaping their organisation.

This programme is designed to meet the needs of the Health, Social Care & Public Sector.

The flexible mode of delivery, staged modules and options for exit awards are tailored to provide students with the opportunity to develop applied skills in order to bring about change and real improvements in their workplace and to address the challenges for their sector now and into the future.

The programme is designed around five key themes:
1. Self-development;
2. Impact on the team;
3. Leader within the organisation
4. Focusing on results
5. Emerging Trends – Leading in Uncertain Times

Subjects taught

Year 1
Employment Law & Finance
10 credits

Governance and Compliance for Quality
10 credits

Leadership and Management
10 credits

Applied Research
10 credits

Strategic Organisational Dynamics and Change for Leaders
10 credits

Critical Thinking & Decision Making
10 credits

Year 2
Applied Research Project
30 credits

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for students entering these programmes is a H2.2 at Level 8.

Recognition of Prior Learning will be in line with GMIT Academic Code of Practice number 6.

Prospective students who hold a Level 7 degree may be recommended to undertake a Level 8 bridging module, for example, 'Foundations in Research', prior to commencing the programme.

Application dates

How to Apply
Application date opens from February 17th, 2022

Please complete and submit your application ONLINE, selecting Course Code: GA_SALMC_V09

Closing date for receipt of completed applications for September intake is 5pm on Friday, 27th May 2022.

Please note: Non-EU students cannot apply for part-time programmes, as per immigration regulations.


2 years
Mode of Study: Part Time
Mode of delivery: These programmes are designed for delivery on a residential basis.

Post Course Info

Job Opportunities
This programme offers an excellent opportunity for graduates to move to the next stage of their career.

It is also of distinct benefit to those who wish to enhance their effectiveness as a leader and a manager in the position that they hold.

Graduates will benefit from enhanced leadership and management competencies and applied skills that will improve their employability and effectiveness as professionals.

Holders of this qualification will be able to capitalise on the opportunities that emerge from reform and re-structuring in the Health, Social Care and Public Sectors.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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