Master's Degree in Leadership Development Opportunity

Posted : 31 May 2019

Bupa UK’s Excellence in Healthcare programme, in partnership with Henley Business School are proud to present an MA in Leadership (Level 7) Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship!

​Over the past 2 years, over 200 individuals from across Bupa UK have developed their leadership through an aspect of the Excellence in Healthcare programmes. These programmes aim to support our clinical and operational community to lead change, drive forward quality, and realise their potential at Bupa UK.


We are delighted to announce that we are offering 5 healthcare leaders the opportunity to study for a formal MA in Leadership, funded by the apprenticeship levy and delivered in partnership with Henley Business School, a triple-accredited provider. This prestigious learning opportunity will build on the principles of leadership & learning culture developed through the Bupa UK Excellence in Healthcare programmes.  


This is a two-year part-time programme aimed at developing capabilities for senior healthcare leaders across Bupa UK. It is a postgraduate post-experience programme which results in a level 7 master's qualification. As the programme will be funded through the UK Government's apprenticeship levy, upon successful completion the participants will also be awarded the Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship.


To meet the requirements of an apprenticeship, learners need to spend a minimum of 20% of their time in development 'off the job'. Some of this time is taken with the face-to-face workshop delivery, some learning can be carried out by learners where and when it suits them, and the large majority is spent working on a current work problem or project. There are 22 full day workshops across the two years of the programme. These workshops count towards the 'off the job' training and you are expected to supplement this time with approximately 10-12 hours per week for self-study.


By the end of the programme, learners will has acquired a master's degree in leadership, be qualified to apply for Chartered Management professional status and be equipped with the skills to help them:


  • Lead within rapidly changing organisations
  • Inspire and instil leadership in others
  • Understand how to make individuals and teams thrive
  • Take decisive action in uncertain situations
  • Lead across organisational and departmental boundaries, to create integrated products and processes
  • Work well in complex technical environments
  • Address ethical and governance requirements
  • Deliver high performance from complex collaborative and strategic activities

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a leader who is analytical, self-knowing with a strong sense of responsibility; someone who understands how to make people thrive, and who has the confidence to take the organisation forward.


The Henley MA Leadership means you can study towards a master's qualification from a triple accredited business school whilst simultaneously developing leadership skills of immediate practical advantage to your current role and career.


The application form can be found online here and applications will be open until 12pm 17th June 2019. 


For more information on eligibility, how to apply and programme content, read the information pack and FAQs.


We are holding an open Webex call for interested applicants with Henley Business School programme Director, Jean-Anne Stewart on Thursday 13th June 11am.


To view the live broadcast click here and enter your details.


Please also dial in using 0808 1005145

Enter the following passcode when prompted: 98617909 then #


A call will be held for interested line managers who would like to explore the requirements and expectations on Thursday 13th June 1pm.


To view the live broadcast click here and enter your details.


Please also dial in using 0808 1005145

Enter the following passcode when prompted: 98617909 then #

These calls will be recorded for anyone who is not able to make the call.


Further information about the Henley Business School Masters programme is available to read here:


To request the recording of either of the Webex calls or if you have any questions, please contact us at 

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