Clinical leadership

Clinical leadership

Awarded by Kingston University

This area is for professional health and social care workers who wish to learn more about leadership and management techniques, linking theory to practice by combining academic teaching with work-based learning. You will explore theories of leadership and managing change to enable and carry out projects relevant to your workplace.


Post-registration course for continuing personal and professional development

Eligible to be completed on a stand-alone or continuous module-by-module basis within a five year period

Eligible for international students

Why choose us?

  • The Guardian University Guide 2015 ranks Kingston and St George’s as top in London for healthcare professions
  • You will learn to manage a team and complex work environments within the fast evolving healthcare industry
  • You will position yourself for career progression and promotion: a significant number of students receive a promotion after completing the programme
  • You gain formal recognition of your achievement while you work through the work-based learning component of the course
  • Presentations from top professors from allied universities and professionals from the health industry help you acquire knowledge of best practice
  • You receive excellent support including an assigned supervisor throughout the course
  • As well as expanding your skills in leadership and management, you will write and publish papers on subjects relevant to your work environment

We offer guest presentations from professionals at other organisations and universities, including:
  • Our Visiting Professor is a research supervisor at University of Hertfordshire.
  • Our Course Director is a Visiting Professor at Lapland University of Applied Sciences in Finland and also works with the Open University.
  • 90 per cent of students receive a promotion within their field within six months of completing the programme.
  • Graduates are well positioned to step into leading roles after the course: five former students were appointed as senior lecturers in other universities.
Learning tools and facilities
  • Lectures are complemented with seminars, presentations and online discussion forums.
  • Presentations from guest speakers and leaders from the healthcare industry provide students with up-to-date knowledge.
  • Student benefits and support
  • Our ‘action learning sets’ encourage group learning, where you tackle complex problems and reflect on the best solution possible, as well as individual learning through peer collaboration
  • Extra tutorials are offered for students seeking additional support or comprehensive feedback during study
  • You have opportunities to complete work based learning (WBL) projects while supervised by experienced and internationally recognised researchers
  • Former students are invited to share their learning and WBL project experiences with you
  • Our problem-based and collaborative approaches to learning encourage you to bring your own life experiences and knowledge to the course
  • The lecturers build a community of practice where students learn with and from each other

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