Course Description


This MSc in Applied Leadership and Management has been designed to develop the leadership, managerial, and organisational skills of the Health and Social Care and Public Sector leader and manager.

Graduates will function as highly competent self-aware senior leaders, capable of informing strategy and guiding teams at the highest level in their sector.

This Master’s degree is work-focused and applied in nature, focusing on inter-disciplinary application. Graduates will draw on the latest research and methodology to critically reflect on and optimise service delivery in their specialist area.


Who is it for?

It is aimed at those who want to develop into a leadership or management role in the sectors specified; those who want to improve and lead teams or complex projects and current senior professionals, leaders and managers who want to further develop their competencies and play a valuable role in shaping their organisation.

This programme is designed to meet the needs of the Health, Social Care & Public Sector.

The flexible mode of delivery, staged modules and options for exit awards are tailored to provide students with the opportunity to develop applied skills in order to bring about change and real improvements in their workplace and to address the challenges for their sector now and into the future.



The programme is designed around five key themes:

  1. Self-development;
  2. Impact on the team;
  3. Leader within the organisation
  4. Focusing on results
  5. Emerging Trends – Leading in Uncertain Times
CollegeGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Course LocationCastlebar, Mayo
Course CategoryHealthcare Management, Medicine & Healthcare
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Awarding Body DetailsMaster degree
Course DurationTwo years
Entry RequirementsThe entry requirements for students entering these programmes is a H2.2 at Level 8. Recognition of Prior Learning will be in line with GMIT Academic Code of Practice number 6. Prospective students who hold a Level 7 degree may be recommended to undertake a Level 8 bridging module, for example, ‘Foundations in Research’, prior to commencing the programme.
Carear PathThis programme offers an excellent opportunity for graduates to move to the next stage of their career. It is also of distinct benefit to those who wish to enhance their effectiveness as a leader and a manager in the position that they hold. Graduates will benefit from enhanced leadership and management competencies and applied skills that will improve their employability and effectiveness as professionals. Holders of this qualification will be able to capitalise on the opportunities that emerge from reform and re-structuring in the Health, Social Care and Public Sectors.
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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
Republic of Ireland
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