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Commissioning for Health and Social Care PGDip

Commissioning for Health and Social Care PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Caring Skills Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Commissioning for Health and Social Care aims to provide you with a master’s level education in the concepts, theories, academic and practical skills that you will require to be an effective and efficient commissioner. The Postgraduate Diploma forms a third of the overall Masters, following on from the Postgraduate Certificate. The course offers a flexible approach to learning with options to study a module at a time or as a whole course starting with the Postgraduate Certificate and leading on to the Master's dissertation.

You will develop a sound working knowledge of the principles and practice of commissioning for health and social care and the underpinning policy. You will develop valuable skills in communication and strategic leadership. You will also develop a wide range of inter-personal skills for effective use in multi-agency teams. There will be opportunities to take part in module activities with a wide range of professional and other key stakeholders and organisations involved in the commissioning process.

Career path

Students will be able to seek employment in a range of health and social care organisations within the public and private sector in commissioning. Students will also achieve PgCert and University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



The aim of this module is to provide you with depth knowledge of the research process and to acquire practical skills for the design and conduct of research studies, including data collection and analysis. You will plan a research study to be carried out independently, in fulfilment of the requirements of the Master's Dissertation. You will write a research plan in preparation for the development of the research proposal needed in your application for ethical approval of your study. You will gain a critical, depth knowledge of the methodologies and research methods you will need in order to write Chapter 3 (Methodology and Methods) of your Master's Dissertation.

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

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will normally hold a first degree or evidence of Level 6/7 study achieved at or above a minimum pass grade. However, applicants who have experience related to the areas of study will be considered eg. If currently working in commissioning.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more