Skip to Site Navigation Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer

Health and Social Care Management and Policy - MSc

Why study this course?

This course, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), 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.

In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

Open all

This course, part-accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health, 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.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

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.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Year 1 modules include:

+Health and Social Care Management and Policy Dissertation (core, 60 credits) ?
+Impact Assessment (core, 20 credits) ?
+Management of Health and Social Services (core, 20 credits) ?
+Strategic Planning and Change Management (core, 20 credits) ?
+Understanding the Policy Process (core, 20 credits) ?
+Children and Families: Policy and Practice (option, 20 credits) ?
+Contextualising Management (option, 20 credits) ?
+Cross Cultural Management (option, 20 credits) ?
+Ethical Issues in Healthcare (option, 20 credits) ?
+Health in the City (option, 20 credits) ?
+Housing Strategy (option, 20 credits) ?
+Managing Change in Organisations and Systems (option, 20 credits) ?
+Managing Self and Others (option, 20 credits) ?
+Measuring and Monitoring Performance (option, 20 credits) ?
+Partnership Working (option, 20 credits) ?
+Perspectives of Ageing (option, 20 credits) ?
+Project Management (option, 20 credits) ?
+Researching Communities (option, 20 credits) ?
+Social Policy Themes and Priorities: Local, Regional and Global (option, 20 credits)

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.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We're moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

Please note, fees and course details may be subject to change.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

Fees and key information

Postgraduate
Please select your entry point to display the fee

News and success stories

Meet the team


Visit us


You may also like...