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Leading Integrated Care MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The benefits of care that is personalised and coordinated across different healthcare settings, across mental and physical health, and across health and social care have been well documented. It has been shown to improve health and other outcomes for service users, and to reduce fragmentation and inefficiencies in service delivery. It is also seen as a key mechanism for addressing staff shortages and the growing demand for health and social care services.

The development of integrated and person-centred care is therefore now seen as a top priority among policymakers around the world. However, despite many excellent examples of effective integrated services delivering significant improvements in care, progress has been slow and uneven, and much work is still needed in order to embed the culture and practice of integrated care across the whole of the health and social care system.

Creating and sustaining genuine change requires organisations and professionals to work differently, and to adopt a systematic approach to engaging patients in decisions about their health and wellbeing. However, organisations vary widely in their preparedness for change, and in the skills, resources and leadership capacity available to them.

Who is it for?

This programme is aimed at professionals from any background – both clinical (e.g. medical, nursing and allied health professionals) and non-clinical (e.g. commissioners, managers and policymakers) - working within health or social care organisations who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills relating to integrated and person-centred care.

It is designed to meet the professional needs of those who are either already occupying leadership or management roles, or who wish to move into such roles, and who are interested in leading integrated care initiatives for the benefit of their local populations, service users and carers, and organisations.

Career prospects

Because integrated and person-centred care are increasingly high priorities for policymakers and organisations which commission or provide health and social care services, the knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills in developing, leading and evaluating integrated care initiatives that you will acquire on the programme are likely to be in increasing demand across the health and social care sector (public, private and voluntary).

Different course options

Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The theory, practice and evidence base of integrated and person-centred care; areas covered will include the main models of and approaches to integrated and person-centred care, needs assessment, working with service users, carers and staff, and the role of technology.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To apply for this course, students must have: a first degree (2:2 class or above) or international equivalent from an approved institution of higher education. The extensive experience of working in the health or social care sectors may be considered as equivalent to a good honours degree for suitable applicants.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level, and has an alumni of more than 140,000 graduates, from over 180 countries. The University is divided into five different Schools: Cass Business School School of Arts & Social Sciences School of Health Sciences School of...more

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