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If you’re a healthcare professional looking for flexible postgraduate study that fits in with your busy working schedule, our MSc in Health and Social Care could give you the opportunity to learn more about your specific areas of interest in bite-size amounts.

What the course offers

This course is designed to help you identify and lead your own professional development within your health or social care career. The modular structure of our MSc in Health and Social Care allows you to personalise the programme to your specific interests, working on a module-by-module basis for maximum flexibility. You’ll study three compulsory modules, starting with a unit focused on developing analytical skills for professional practice, and move on to modules of your choosing in areas like safeguarding, clinical diagnostics and dementia care.

Studying the theory of your chosen subjects, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a broader awareness of current issues within health and social care practice; researching themes in depth, developing evidence-based concepts, and working in our advanced Clinical Simulation Suite. Alongside your core studies, you’ll also be able to focus on developing transferable skills such as problem solving, leadership and teamwork, and build your abilities in information and communication technology.

The course is designed to help you achieve your potential and enjoy your work. By encouraging you to reflect on your performance and take charge of your own development, we aim to help you advance your career in health and social care.

Course Highlights:

  • The part-time MSc in Health and Social Care is a modular course, allowing for flexibility of study to fit around your commitments.
  • You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art Bolton One facility, where you can get hands-on experience in the specialist Clinical Simulation Suite.
  • We have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to change. Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression strand of Agenda for Change.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from the programme’s strong strategic partnerships with local NHS and social care organisations.
  • You’ll also be entitled to free study skills sessions.
  • On successful completion of this course you’ll be awarded an MSc in Health and Social Care.

Key Features:

  • Our dedicated academic team have a wealth of experience working in NHS settings and are engaged in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching.
  • We’ve been offering high-quality courses, specifically designed to meet the needs of the health and social care sector, for over 30 years.
  • As you study this course, you will be encouraged to develop employability skills, values and behaviours, such as the 6C’s, action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect and commitment to quality.
  • Practice based learning is integral to the programme and we’ll encourage you to draw on your practice placement experience to help you apply theory to practice and consolidate your learning.
  • The course is designed to provide you with the key transferable knowledge and skills required to work across both acute and community care.

Visit the Health and Social Care (PgCert/PgDip/MSc) page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

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