Medical Leadership (MSc): 3-year, part-time

Year of entry


Start date

October 2017


Central London


Fully Approved
Applications for this course will open in September


Three years part-time


Approximately 14 days a year (usually in blocks of three days), September to June

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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.

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  • 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.
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