MSc Leading and Managing in Healthcare Organisations

In partnership with Plymouth University

  • I chose this course to strengthen my knowledge of important aspects of healthcare and to develop leadership skills – Dr Tom Clark

Next start date

To be confirmed


Three intakes a year February, June and October.

Study options

2 years part time




Health and social care is a dynamic, fast-growing sector, in which skilled leaders and managers are increasingly in demand. So if you’re looking to progress your career or start a new one, this Master’s degree is just what the doctor ordered.

Please note: This course is subject to a minimum number to run

  • I chose this course to strengthen my knowledge of important aspects of healthcare and to develop leadership skills – Dr Tom Clark

Why study with GSM London?

In today’s complex world of health care delivery, it has never been more important for medical practitioners and administrative staff to involve themselves with management processes.

Our Weekend MSc Leading and Managing in Healthcare Organisations programme has been designed to give you a good understanding of complex managerial procedures, healthcare policy, project planning and strategic thinking, within the context of a health care environment.

How will this course support my professional development?

This programme focuses on the needs of health care professionals working in this rapidly changing industry.

The syllabus consists of 7 modules, covering key issues such as Quality & Effectiveness, Change and Human Resources Management, Project Management and Health Policy.

The programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to interact with a wide range of health and social care professionals, public and private sector agencies, voluntary services, and the general public.

With flexible weekend part-time study, you will be able to complete the programme with little impact on your professional commitments.

How is the course structured?

The part time MSc consists of 6 weekend modules delivered flexibly over 2 years, plus a dissertation or consultancy project to be completed by distant supervision from your supervisor.

The modules you will study are:

Leading and Managing within Healthcare
Leading and Managing in Context: Health Policy
Development Strategic Thinking and Influence
Quality and Effectiveness within the Health Service
Change and Human Resource Management
Research Methodology and Project Management
Dissertation or Consultancy Project

You can enrol on the course on any given module weekend throughout the year, meaning we have 7 start dates throughout the year.

This flexible structure is carefully designed to fit around your professional schedule, and allow UK and International students to pursue their MBA with minimal impact on existing commitments.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and one of the following (or international equivalents):

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) at 2:2 or above, (or an equivalent qualification from a recognised UK or overseas institution)
  • NQF Level six qualification (including the GSM Diploma in Management Studies);

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide proof of fluency prior to the start of the course, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification. We accept:

  •  IELTS - minimum overall score of 6.0
  • Pearson’s PTE Academic – 51
  • GSM London’s English Proficiency test – 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT – 76-77

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review our policy on under 18’s:

Non-standard entry:

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, exceptionally you may be able to be considered via our non-standard entry process.

Applications from candidates who lack the normal course entry requirements are positively encouraged. In such cases, the Admissions Tutors must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the course successfully.

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate/pass:

  • Evidence of full-time work experience (minimum three years managerial experience)
  • An employer reference 
  • Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)

Candidates who apply via non-standard entry are considered on individual merits.

Accreditation of prior learning:

Partial exemptions from a postgraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be, subject to the approval by Plymouth University.

Candidates may gain exemptions from a module or modules on the programme up to a maximum of 120 credits through Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). He/she must demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with the relevant modules through previous studies or work experience, and MUST undertake the Research Skills and Project Management module. APCL and APEL cannot be applied to the Master’s project and will not normally be applied to the Research Skills and Project Management module.

You may be required to provide an academic reference and/or personal statement.

We will not normally consider APL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning.


UK/EU student fees

£3,750 per year

GSM London Alumni only

£2,625 per year

International student fee

£3,750 per year 


How to apply

To speak to a dedicated course advisor about the Weekend MSc Leading and Managing in Healthcare Organisations, please email or phone +44 (0)20 8516 7800

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