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Leading People-Centred Integrated Care MSc

Leading People-Centred Integrated Care MSc

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Study mode



3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Leadership Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary


Our MSc in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care is designed to provide a progressive pathway of master’s level study for people involved in planning, commissioning, or providing care and support across health, social care, housing, independent and third sectors and for those who have a role in education, regulation, inspection or assuring the quality of integrated services and practice.

Our programme is designed to enable you to contextualise, develop and lead integrated services that improve the quality of care and enhance outcomes for people, professionals, and organisations.

You will develop enhanced leadership and influencing skills and a deeper understanding and respect for different professional, organisational, sectoral, and international cultures.

Bringing together students with a wide range of personal and professional experiences will enrich active learning and insights from the workplace and different health and care systems.

Course Highlights

The programme is designed to develop your expertise to lead high quality people-centred integrated services.

Offers excellent teaching support and flexibility to fit around your work and home life.

Provides an opportunity to meet and learn with other professionals working and studying in the field.

Designed to be directly applicable to the workplace and to support you to develop your own and others’ knowledge, skills and understanding.

Offers excellent opportunities to work with a global community of professionals and academics through the International Foundation for Integrated Care’s Hub in Scotland.

Career Prospects

This distinctive MSc will enhance your career opportunities within and across health, social care, housing, independent and third sector organisations.

It will support you to progress your management, leadership, education, regulation, inspection, and practice roles, expanding your opportunities to lead, manage, plan, commission and assure integrated services.

Whatever your future destination, you will have the knowledge, skills, confidence, and connections to develop, lead and transform care and support to deliver excellent outcomes for, and with, people and communities. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


Value for People, Professionals and Organisations is a core module in the MSc Leading People-Centred Integrated Care programme. Utilising policies and theories this module will critically examine the constructs and contexts of effectiveness and efficiency within people-centred integrated care from a global, cross sectoral and inter professional perspective. In addition it will explore how to improve the quality of services and methods to improve outcomes and demonstrate the impact of services. Students will develop a systematic understanding of using information and data collection tools in order to inform strategic planning and commissioning decisions allowing them to recognise their accountability in decision making. Alongside exploring and contextualsing quality improvement methodologies, students will be enabled to facilitate, evidence and evaluate transformational change within health and care services.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£1,070 Cost per 20-credit module of study.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

£2,180 Cost per 20-credit module of study.

Entry requirements

You should normally possess an appropriate Ordinary bachelor's degree in, for example, but not exclusively in health, social sciences or business-related field. You must also be currently working in a health or social care environment or at least have current experience (normally within the last five years) which you can draw upon to meet the course's assessment requirements. If you do not have an undergraduate degree but you can demonstrate extensive, relevant, and current experience then you might still be considered at the course leader's discretion. As part of your application please ensure your upload a personal statement detailing all your relevant experience.