Medical Leadership

Medical Leadership

Develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in line with the Medical Leadership Competency Framework. Navigate your way to a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters.

About the Programme

This course is for doctors at any stage of their careers who are interested in developing and proving their commitment to:

  • Improving patient experience and service delivery
  • Demonstrating caring, compassionate, authentic leadership
  • Developing leadership capacity to achieve medical and organisational impact

The course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in line with the NHS Clinic Leadership Competency Framework.

You may also make a claim for credit for prior learning to gain exemptions from some modules by undertaking the module Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning.

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Key Facts

Programme Content

To achieve a Postgraduate Certificate, you will complete a selection of the modules below - the first three are mandatory. 

You then have to complete one of the following: Collaborative & Team Working, Leading & Managing People OR Leading Others Through Change. 

Then one of the following:  Analysing Drivers for Change OR Models for Planning Change & Improvement.  Finally you will complete one other module from our optional modules 

Assessment Methods

The assessment methods vary, and may include coursework, project proposals, reports, reflective commentary, and oral presentation.

The Diploma and MSc include the following:

  • Further development of your knowledge and skills
  • Undertaking real work-based medical leadership projects

Core Modules include:

  • Negotiating your Professional Development


  • Optional modules
  • 20 credit project (Postgraduate Diploma) and 60 credit project (Masters).
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"It was brilliant having doctors from different specialties and grades as it provides interesting conversation topics." Medical Leadership student.

Entry and Apply

Entry Requirements

Qualified doctors holding an MBChB or equivalent. For the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc, a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Leadership or equivalent is required.


For fee information, please visit our Course Fees page.

Start Dates

We are recruiting now for start dates throughout the year. To discover more about the programme, please make an enquiry.


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