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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Health Studies Caring Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Master’s course in Health and Social Care aims to provide you with a Master’s level education in the concepts, theories & academic skills of relevance to your work arena or chosen career path. The course caters for both students who are currently working in Health & Social Care and for students who are not currently working in these fields but hope to develop the skills & knowledge to take up such employment. As such, the course offers a flexible approach to the subjects studied and your mode of study – both taught and work based modules can be chosen.

It will provide you with a multidisciplinary and interprofessional platform to inspire and enable you to understand social experiences of health and care, approaches to care across the sector, critically examine the complex and diverse nature of various concepts, assess and understand policy issues, and evaluate evidence and understand what works.

Career path

Many of our students have chosen this course because they are already working in the health or social care arenas and they have been promoted during or immediately after the course. For example, one of our graduates has recently been advising the Department of Health on Smoking Cessation provision, following her successful completion of a dissertation on this topic. Another of our graduates is now the Dean of an NHS Trust Faculty of Education.

Other students decide on this course because they wish to move into the health arena. Past students have taken posts as health service administrators, managers and researchers. Because you can study aspects of health promotion and public health, some move into this growing area of work. Several of our students have opted for teaching posts in Further and Higher Education Institutions.

Students will also achieve PgCert, PgDip and University Statement of Credit University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

Critical Awareness of Research (20 Credits) - Core
Health and Social Care Perspectives on Violence (20 Credits) - Core
Social Perspectives on Health and Health Policy (20 Credits) - Core
Ethical Dilemmasin Health and Social Care (20 Credits) - Core
Health Protection and Health Improvement (20 Credits) - Core
Innovationsin Mental Health (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree or equivalent, although substantial professional experience will be considered. We accept graduates with an honours degree in a wide variety of subjects, and graduates from disciplines other than health may well be eligible for entry.

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