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Leadership & Management

This programme is for those who wish to acquire or develop their management and leadership capacities and will enable participants to contribute more fully and effectively to their teams, units and organisations.

This programme will provide students with an introduction to the the critical elements of leadership such as managing change. Opportunities are provided to reflect on the application of relevant conceptual models in order to develop and expand your leadership and management skills.

The programme is at level 9 and comprises two 10-ECTS-credit modules, one of which, Management in Action, contributes to the MSc in Leadership, Innovation and Management in Healthcare.

Programme Aims

This programme comprises two modules that will enhance students' leadership and management skills.

What will I learn?

The ability to contribute more effectively to your organisation and improve your confidence when engaging in team and group discussions and contributing to decision making.

Students who do not have not have a primary degree but have considerable relevant leadership and management experience can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). See below.

Entry requirements

•Applicants must be registered as a professional nurse or midwife on a live register or healthcare professional registered with the appropriate body

•Applicants must be employed in clinical practice/management while undertaking the programme

•Experience in management is desirable

Documents to be submitted with your Application

•Academic Transcripts including date and grading of Degree award (non-UCD awards only)

•Current photocopy of Professional registration and pin

•Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Pages of Passport (not required if a former UCD student)


1 year part-time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

With your newly-acquired management and leadership skills, you can work in a number of areas including:




•Practice development

Further enquiries

General Enquiries:

Bernadette Manley

Senior Executive Assistant

B 213, UCD Health Sciences Centre

+353 1 716 6499

Academic Enquiries:

Dr Phil Halligan


B303, UCD Health Sciences Centre

+353 1 716 6420

Subjects taught

This is a 20-ECTS-credit programme, comprising two modules:

•Leadership and Organisational Dynamics - 10 ECTS credits in Trimester 1, Monday mornings

•Management in Action - 10 ECTS in Trimester 2 on certain Mondays. This module also contributes to the MSc in Leadership, Innovation and Management in Healthcare.

Assessment method

A wide a range of student-centered teaching methods are used. Brightspace, UCD's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), is used extensively to support online learning and teaching.

Application date

Applications are made online through UCD Applications. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.

Please note that all applicants are required to pay a 50 euro application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: January 2021

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