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Health and Community Care MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Community Medicine Social Work Specialisms

Course type


Course Summary

This course will help you to equip yourself with the expertise to contribute more effectively to the delivery of health and community care. You will increase your knowledge of new developments in the field, gain finely tuned time management and prioritisation skills and hone your understanding of the complex issues at the forefront of your specialist area. This course incorporates a variety of modules to meet the needs of a wide range of healthcare environments. Emphasis is placed on self-directed and lifelong learning, and you will be given one-to-one support to plan and organise a personalised programme of study.

Your course is highly focused on improving your career prospects. We will provide you with continued professional development so you are up to speed with best practice in health and community care. Following graduation, you could work as a healthcare practitioner, community development worker or health promotion specialist. Job titles will include: Health Care Practitioner; Community Development Worker and Health Promotion Specialist.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | 27-JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module you gain a theoretical, methodological and practical foundation for social research, allowing you to act as a social researcher to resolve practice-based problems.

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

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Health Care, Nursing (Acute and Community), Health and Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics or Radiography or at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement are advised to undertake the Professional Profile Development module in order to apply for recognition of prior (experiential) learning. Applicants who successfully completed a PG Diploma Community Specialist Practitioner or PG Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course at Leeds Beckett in the last five years will be considered for advanced entry and will only need to complete a further 60 level 7 credit points for the dissertation module. Applicants who successfully completed their PG Diploma course more than five years ago or completed a similar PG Diploma course at another university can apply for credit transfer through the Recognition of Prior Learning route. All applicants should be able to evidence recent professional development/study; of working with different patient/client groups; awareness of current policies affecting the sector and potential implications for service delivery. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.