Year of entry2017
Start dateOctober 2017
3 years part-time
Approx. 14 days a year (usually in blocks of 3 days), September to June
This Master's degree, run by Birkbeck in association with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), is designed specifically for doctors to help them to deal with the modern-day pressures and situations that they face as leaders in the medical world. Modules are delivered in purpose-built teaching facilities at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London.
The academic content is put into clinical context through medical case studies. Presentations about these case studies are given by expert speakers, including postgraduate deans, medical directors and hospital chief executives.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
- Gain the qualification, skills and knowledge to become an effective leader in the modern-day medical workplace, increasing your future promotion prospects.
- Recognised by the Royal College of Physicians.
- Unique opportunities to meet and learn from leading medical figures.
- The programme is approved for external, non-clinical CPD credits (one credit an hour) and can be added as self-certified entries to the CPD diary.
- Access to an extensive range of electronic resources, including specially prepared texts for each module and access to Birkbeck's online learning environment. Full access to the Medical Education Resource Centre(MERC) at the RCP which offers a leading collection of books and reports on all aspects of medical leadership to support you.
- Some students currently on the programme receive financial support from their place of work, deanery or trust.
- Watch videos of our postgraduate students discussing their experience of studying at Birkbeck.
You take the following modules and complete a dissertation.
- Employee Relations and Motivation (RCP)
- Leading and Developing People (RCP)
- Selection and Assessment (RCP)
- Understanding and Changing Organizations (RCP)
- Applying Medical Leadership in Practice (RCP)
- Leadership and Performance Management (RCP)
- Life Career Development (RCP)
- Work and Well Being (RCP)
We welcome a wide range of qualifications, from the UK and abroad, and we will also consider your non-academic achievements.
The programme is aimed at fully qualified medical doctors practising within any specialty.
A minimum of 1-2 years' higher specialist training is essential, for example, StR 3-4 in medical specialties.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Fees and finance
We offer advice on all the options for financing your studies. You can pay your fees interest-free by direct debit and postgraduate loans are available for all Home/EU students.
FeesPart-time home/EU students: £ 5100 pa
Part-time overseas students: £ 5100 pa
Teaching and assessment
Our innovative, engaging teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments.
Lectures, seminars, presentations.
Modules are delivered in purpose-built teaching facilities at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
A combination of written coursework and group work.
Careers and employability
To help you get ahead in your career, we offer free advice and training and our recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, can connect you with employers.
Careers and employability
Graduates can pursue careers in medicine and education. This programme is designed to equip doctors with the skills and expertise they need to excel in senior management positions, such as clinical directors, medical directors and chief executives. Possible professions include higher education lecturer, general practice or hospital doctor, and management consultant.
Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject.
We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.
How to apply
Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck.
How to apply
You apply directly to Birkbeck for this course, using the online application.
Need help with your application? Watch videos featuring our academic experts giving advice on applying to Birkbeck and answering some of the most frequently asked questions.
Birkbeck can give you all of the information and help you need to complete your application form, including our online personal statement tool, which will guide you through every step of writing your personal statement.
Application deadlines and interviews
The closing deadline for online applications is 4 July 2017, but later applications may be considered.
For more information about applying, please visit the Royal College of Physicians website.
Life at Birkbeck
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic centre of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
Most of our students live in private accommodation, but we also offer student accommodation and access to the professional services of the University of London Housing Services.
The Birkbeck experience
Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening, so your days are free - to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing.
Financial support and postgraduate loans
Birkbeck offers advice on all the options for financing your studies. You can pay loans by interest-free direct debit and postgraduate loans are available for all Home/EU students. Find out about the support we provide.
How to apply
Once you've found the course that's right for you, here's what to do next to get your place at Birkbeck. We can give you the advice and support you need.
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