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Integrated Healthcare Practice and Strategic Leadership (with CMI recognition) PgDip


What will I learn?

About the course

This course is designed for students with a background (clinical or non-clinical) in health and social care, and/or relevant experience, who aspire to support, lead and manage transformative healthcare provision, in the UK and abroad.

The course advances your understanding of the opportunities and strategies for integrating hospital and community services, including local services, GP partnerships, local authorities, and other healthcare and voluntary sector bodies.

You are encouraged to adopt a critical lens when exploring the role of digital care records and single-assessment care plans, as well as the challenges of planning cost-effective funding and joined-up care, when aiming to improve health outcomes. There are also optional units on health informatics and public-health advocacy.

Why choose this course?

  • Get hands-on experience through field trips, visits and other work-related learning opportunities with our place-based partnerships in Bedfordshire
  • Teaching led by research-active experts in the field of health services research, partnership development and informatics
  • Develop your transferable skills in presentations, bid-writing, evaluation and conducting action-based research
  • The course offers you the opportunity to progress to complete a Master’s degree

How will this course improve my career prospects?

Career opportunities include health services evaluation and research manager; health informatics/data analyst; health economist; health policy adviser; mental health liaison practitioner; health-related project business manager/coordinator; client-care manager; data quality and assurance leads; digital health/primary care transformation project leads; health/quality improvement/implementation officer; HR; workforce development lead. Progressing on to the Master’s opens up the opportunity for further postgraduate and research studies.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£9,750.00 (US$ 12,112) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2023


Luton Campus

Park Square,


LU1 3JU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have completed a four year degree from a regionally accredited institution with a CGPA of 2.5 or higher or a GMAT in excess of 580.

For international students

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution. IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element; TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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