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Our MSc in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters level study for staff working in the cross-sectoral field of health and social care.

The course will empower and enable you to lead and develop integrated services to promote and enhance quality of care and improve outcomes for people.

From a national and international perspective there is a recognised shift towards preventative, person-centered services, valuing the role that all members of staff play in the implementation and delivery of integrated services. Our course will therefore be of interest to both local and international students.

The School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery has strong links with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and hosts the International Centre 4 Integrated Care giving you the opportunity to network with professionals across the globe.

The Future of Dementia Care

Here at UWS our nursing students and staff are playing a key role in developing the future of dementia care.

There are currently 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and this figure is expected to rise to over 1 million by 2025.

By focusing on experimental learning, we make sure that you will be rights focused, confident and compassionate when dealing with this condition.

Course Details

Our course is made up of core and optional modules and with various exits points you can tailor the course to your specific needs.

The Postgraduate Certificate consists of 60 credits made up of three 20-credit modules which are all core.

For the Postgraduate Diploma you will complete a further 60 credits, two core modules (20-credits each) and one optional module. To gain the full MSc award you will then need to complete the Research and Enquiry Dissertation module worth 60 credits to give a total of 180 credits.

Duration & Study-Mode:

  • Full-time - 1 Year
  • Part-time - Typically 3 Years

Course Start Dates:

  • Paisley - September
  • Fully Online - September

Teaching & Assessment

Students studying fully online will access course materials through our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. Through Moodle you will be exposed to a range of teaching sources such as: PowerPoint; Prezi; Xerte and e-Books. This programme recognises students as co-producers and creators of the learning that takes place therefore students will also be able to take part in synchronous and asynchronous discussions to share learning amongst peers.

Assessment methods includes:

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Reflections
  • Dissertation Projects
  • Our assessment strategy will ensure there are multiple points to access formative and summative feedback to enable you to feedforward to improve your academic skills as the module and course progresses.

Career Prospects


Gaining a postgraduate qualification can lead to a variety of career opportunities and destinations. Our course offers enhanced employability prospects within the area of health & social care, particular in the area of integration. You will be equipped to develop and lead change in your area of practice to ensure the delivery of integrated, person-centred services.

Further Study

Upon completion of the course you may want to consider further continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities such as our My Home Life (Scotland) programme or you may choose to take your studies to the next level by completed either a Professional Doctorate or PhD allowing you to contribute research in the area of integration.

Visit the Leading People-Centred Integrated Care - MSc page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!





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