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Health And Social Care (By Negotiated Study) MSc

Health And Social Care (By Negotiated Study) MSc

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Caring Skills Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course outline

The purpose of this award is to offer a unique and personal approach to Postgraduate education to individuals, or groups of individuals who wish to engage in the design, organisation, coordination and negotiation of their own learning which reflects their personal and/or professional needs.

The structure and choice of the content you negotiate as part of your award, is congruent with a philosophy of adult learning. As a student you will embrace responsibility for your own learning, using initiative and insight to discover what you need to learn with learning intrinsically related to your personal context and experience. Within this process, you will learn to reflect upon experience, developing new concepts, attitudes and behaviours to apply to future decision making and judgements. Through negotiation of learning activities and outcomes prior experience is valued and as a student you will become personally engaged in learning in a way that is personally motivating and significant to you.

In recognition of the uniqueness of experience, the individuality of journey is central to the award philosophy with students able to:

Study at your own pace and convenience

Negotiate aims and learning outcomes tailored to experience and context

Negotiate the nature and form of your learning activities

Negotiate an appropriate method of assessing your learning.

Course content

The aims of the award reflect the University values of widening participation, providing a programme of study that reflects individual needs and diversity in that the award is devised to:

Offer bespoke programmes of learning to meet the needs of students and employers

Provide an award to support the Faculty’s engagement within health and social care career pathways

Maximise opportunities for independent and work- based learning

Provide individuals with the opportunity to gain postgraduate qualifications through negotiation

Offer flexible entry and exit points; PgC, PgD

Provide opportunities for students to build upon prior learning

Although the individual nature of learning on this award has been stressed, it is recognised there may be groups of students whose learning needs are so similar they may form a cohort. Such cohorts could be supported by an employer, or sponsor who has identified a number of common learning outcomes and who share learning experiences, or they may be a group of individuals who have a shared health or social care work-based or career orientation.

Employment opportunities

Develop advanced skills in specific health and social care provision as well as becoming more aware of your own personal needs around learning.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

14-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,610

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should hold an honours degree of a UK University or any other qualification deemed to be an equivalent to be an equivalent to an honours degree Or If an applicant does not have an honours degree he\she may still be admitted if she\he has significant appropriate experience and can provide evidence of ability to undertake the course successfully and benefit from it A professional portfolio indicating achievements is a useful tool which may aid this process.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more