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Health and Social Care Management and Policy MSc

Health and Social Care Management and Policy MSc

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Full time | Holloway | 1 year | JAN-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Caring Skills Health Studies Social Policy / Administration

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why study this course?

This course examines the social, political and economic context within the study of social policy and health care management. A particular feature of the curriculum is its focus on policy, management and collaborative working structures.

More about this course

This course is designed to meet the needs of those working in health and welfare services as practitioners, managers or administrators.

The student group is therefore multidisciplinary, and most course members combine study with full-time work. The course is also suitable for graduates with a research interest in the changing nature of health and social care in the new mixed economy of welfare.

The course has recently been re-validated and re-focused. It now offers increased opportunities for you to combine your study of health and social policy with specialist modules in evaluation, management, social care practice, regeneration or public health.

Considering the changing and dynamic nature of health and social care in the new mixed economy of welfare, our course opens up new employment horizons for you. It well equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to developments in the system.

Located in the heart of London, we are proud to serve an extraordinary student population, with young and mature students joining us from across the UK and around the world.

We have scheduled teaching mostly in the evenings to accommodate your employment and personal life alongside your studies.

Teaching methods

Your learning is structured around weekly contact time with the teaching team and is complemented by your independent work based on guidance supplied in lectures, group work, and interactive workshops. Blended learning, enquiry based learning and problem based learning will be used to help you comprehend theoretical concepts.

Assessment

You are assessed via essays, seminar papers, mini-projects, reports and management exercises.

Where this course can take you

This qualification will enhance the career prospects of those working in many settings where knowledge and skills in health and social care management or policy making is relevant. Graduates from our existing programmes report improved career choices and advancement as a result of learning acquired on this programme.

Many have gone on to careers as drug and alcohol rehabilitation managers, managers of learning disability services, primary care development managers, day centre managers, sure start programme managers, health visitor managers, prison service managers, residential and nursing care home managers, advisors in local authorities, community care managers, managed policy research, service commissioners, public health consultants and policy makers.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Please contact the University for fee details.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Please contact the University for fee details.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will be required to have: a good honours degree in a health-related subject or sociology, psychology, the social sciences or politics, or the ability to demonstrate the knowledge base, academic skills and motivation to benefit from and succeed in an advanced level award (Applicants with lower qualifications but substantial work or voluntary experience in a relevant area may be considered). We're looking for motivated applicants who have a degree in health, management, policy, social care or related subjects and can demonstrate their knowledge base, strong analytical abilities that are underpinned by academic skills. Health and social care managers or policy makers with substantial relevant work experience may be considered and are also encouraged to apply. Experienced clinical staff or senior practitioners moving into a management role will be considered.

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more