Eligibility


Who should apply

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme is for mid to senior clinical or non-clinical leaders aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services or systems of care.

It’s for you if you are:

  • Aspiring to take on a more senior leadership role as well as looking to have a wider impact by leading a culture of compassion
  • Ready and committed to developing your leadership skills and behaviours whilst undertaking a healthcare related academic qualification
  • Excited by the opportunity to apply new skills, learning and behaviours directly to real-time work related improvements

This programme provides the skills and capabilities for leaders from all backgrounds, clinical and non-clinical, to create a more capable and compassionate healthcare system. The programme is designed to holistically develop the knowledge, skills, expertise, attitudes and behaviours to support each participant in leading teams to create tangible and positive performance improvement at the front line.


The programme is available via two routes of part-time study:

  • 24-month standard full programme
  • 18 -month programme for those eligible via APL (Please see information regarding APL eligibility below)

Standard eligibility

To be eligible for the programme, applicants need a minimum of:

  • A UK Honours degree in any subject with a result of 2:2 or above, or
  • An equivalent professional qualification, or
  • 3+ years of relevant experience leading teams or services*

* If you don’t hold a degree or equivalent professional qualification, further evidence will be needed within their application.


Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) eligibility

If you completed the Mary Seacole programme with a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, it may be possible to transfer the achieved credits to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme, and begin the programme part-way through.

If you have credits from other academic study it may also be possible to transfer your achieved credits to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme.  However because of the unique blend of developmental, experiential and academic elements of the programme it’s very unlikely unless you have experience as a clinical fellow or if you’ve completed the 12-month accredited Mary Seacole programme with a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership that you’d be eligible to APL.  Please note there is no automatic right to transfer, and you must make sure that you fulfil the full entry requirements of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme.

To be eligible for APL, credits from other academic study must:

  • Be at masters level
  • Match with modules 1-3 of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme as undertaking the APL programme means you’d commence at module 4