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.
The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit http://www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures
Angela, MSc/MA Health and Social Care graduate
I’m a Registered Nurse and Midwife in Nigeria. I was supported by my organisation back in Nigeria to gain a postgraduate qualification and, now I’ve completed the course, I shall be returning to take on a more senior managerial role.
Having a background in nursing, I was looking for something that was quite challenging that would help me build up my career. I chose the University of Wolverhampton because the course was perfect for me; it prepares you for a role in any health organisation.
The buildings I studied in were close together on campus, so I didn’t have to travel far between lectures. It’s a nice setting, and I was made to feel very welcome. The lectures were a bit challenging at first, but what I enjoyed most was the team spirit amongst the lecturers and other students – it allowed us to support each other through the challenges the course offered.
There were students from many different countries on the course and it was great to share knowledge. Everyone had a background in health – ranging from nursing to micro-biology and nutrition. Visiting the Learning Centre was always a pleasant experience as the librarians were always there to help out.
If I had the opportunity I would enrol again – and would definitely recommend the University of Wolverhampton to others. It allows you to grow professionally, as well as develop your personal skills.
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.
Visit the Health and Social Care - MSc/MA page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!