Compassionate Leadership MSc

Compassionate Leadership MSc

School of Sport and Health Sciences


Post- graduate





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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

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  • Duration:

    Full time: 1 Year | Part Time: 3 Years

  • Level:

    Postgraduate, Professional Development, Post-registration

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    Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time

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Why study this programme?

This programme offers a unique multidisciplinary approach, drawing on the expertise of UCLan staff from the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, and the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. The programme is built on the foundations of coaching and mentoring and is designed to look at oneself as a leader to then to progress onto taking others on the journey with you. It is anticipated that the learning environment will be made up of a diverse group of students from a wide variety of disciplines. An inspiring learning environment will be supported by a range of creative and interactive teaching sessions. The effective deployment of technology will be used to support students both in the classroom and online. The taught sessions will be delivered by a multi professional team who will be able to share effective teaching practice.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a British Honours Degree (2:2 Class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education. Non-standard applicants are welcomed. Recognition of prior and work-based learning in accordance with University regulations may be available.

For international applicants an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent will be required. 

Programme at a Glance

Year 1

  • HI 4019 Coaching and Mentoring in Practice (20 credits)
  • MD 4061 Management Coaching Skills (20 credits)
  • HI 4013 Professional Development through CPD (Leadership) or HI 4020 Professional Development through CPD (Coaching and Mentoring) (20 credits) or HP 4007 Student Initiated Module (20 credits)

Year 2

  • NU 4805 Leadership in Practice (20 credits)
  • MD 4007 Leadership Skills (20 credits)
  • HI 4021 Leading with Compassion (20 credits)

Year 3

  • HI 4023 Solution Focused Thinking (20 credits)
  • HI 4022 Action for Compassion and Innovation (40 credits)

*The course may also be completed fulltime in 1 year. 

Further Information

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £6,900 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £765 per 20 credits

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

We have strong links with the NHS, Business Partners and the wider University sector. 

Learning Environment and Assessment

The MSc Compassionate Leadership programme will provide the opportunity for you to work inter-professionally with a cohort of students. The higher degree is for professionals who wish to develop and enhance their leadership skills with a focus on compassion and innovation. The programme offers a range of choices to encourage you to select and plan a route that meets your personal and professional needs.

There is a wealth of expertise from the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise and the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. The Faculty are research active. The Programme Leader is Adele Nightingale, who will be supported with delivering modules by Elaine Hill and Judi Morgan, plus external speakers who are experts in leadership.


Progression routes: After successful completion of the MSc in Compassionate Leadership students may apply to continue their CPD with a Professional Doctorate, PhD