Delivery and design
The MSc in Leadership is delivered over two years. Participants attend sessions between September and May each year.
Year 1 comprises of six modules with three days in-class attendance for each module.
Year 2 comprises of three days in-class attendance for Research Methods and Methodology module (10 ECTS) and a Research Project (20 ECTS) that is guided by one-to-one meetings with an assigned academic supervisor.
You will also be invited to attend a number of seminars throughout the year.
Given the time constraints on participants, the programmes are flexible and can be completed over a five-year period.
Module 1: Developing and Demonstrating Personal Leadership Qualities (10 ECTS)
The aim of this module is to provide you with a knowledge and understanding of how to develop your leadership competencies and capabilities through lectures, guest speakers, seminars, readings and assignments. In this module you will develop and demonstrate personal leadership qualities; learn how to effectively manage yourself in order to understand how you can influence and persuade your team and those around you, and understand how your actions influence your ability to get things done.
Module 2: Working with and Leading Others (10 ECTS)
In this module you will develop an understanding of leading teams and how to ensure effectiveness and build rapport among team members. This learning will contribute to the advancement of your skills and knowledge in building and developing effective work teams that are motivated and can achieve excellence in performance.
Module 3: Leading and Managing Services (10 ECTS)
This module will provide you with an understanding of the nature of service and the factors that contribute to excellence in leading and managing services in healthcare. You will develop an understanding of the healthcare structures and your competing demands, the development of a culture of service excellence, the various activities involved in the analysis, formulation and implementation of strategic initiatives.
Module 4: Leading Innovation & Change (10 ECTS)
This module focuses on the models of change, recognising the key triggers of change, how to effectively lead and implement change and innovation in healthcare and overcome resistance to change. This learning will assist in the advancement of your skills and knowledge in understanding the need for change and the most effective strategies for the successful implementation of change and innovation.
Module 5: Strategic Planning and Implementation (10 ECTS)
This module will introduce you to the current strategies, practices and a selection of best practice frameworks, tools and techniques for strategic planning and implementation in healthcare. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the various activities involved in the analysis, formulation and implementation of strategic initiatives.
Module 6: Developing a Future-Oriented Mindset (10 ECTS)
This module will provide you with competencies in the role of leadership in healthcare by developing a future-oriented mindset that advance tomorrow's leadership skills and qualities today. In this module you will develop skills to lead and develop creative and collaborative working environments in a complex healthcare system.
Semester 3 and 4
Module 7: Research Methods and Methodology (10 ECTS)
This module will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the principles of good research and recognition of the range of tools and concepts that are necessary in healthcare research. You will gain the knowledge and skills to understand and use a range of methods and decide on appropriate research designs and methods to investigate your chosen research problems in innovation or change in healthcare.
Leading and Innovation or Change Project and Action Learning Sets In order to fulfil the requirements for a MSc degree, you must complete the seven modules outlined above and conduct a research project in your organisation.
The project is assessed on the basis of three components: a project report, a project proposal and a poster or defence presentation.
Participants on our MSc programmes in the past have produced considerable developments in their organisations and many projects have resulted in significant improvements, substantial cost savings and publications in management journals.