MA - Leading & Developing Services

Bournemouth University    Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Part time See Course MA Maximum 5 years part time
Business & Management (5) Social Work (32)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MA in Leading & Developing Services at BU. Tailored for seasoned health and social care professionals, this part-time programme spans over 5 years, accommodating your busy schedule with monthly two-day blocks. Elevate your leadership prowess and management acumen through a curriculum designed to propel you into first line, middle, and senior management roles. Delve into strategic management, honing your skills through practical assessments that directly impact service outcomes. The course culminates in a Service Improvement Project, where you'll showcase your innovative solutions under the guidance of experienced tutors. Entry requires a 2:2 Bachelor's Honours degree in any subject, or equivalent, along with registration as a social work or healthcare professional. Upon completion, unlock a world of career opportunities in sectors like the NHS, private healthcare, and academia. Take the next step towards your professional zenith with BU's MA in Leading & Developing Services.

About the course

This pathway of units provides experienced health and social care professionals with the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge of management theory and enhance their practice.

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Entry Requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

Applicants should be a registered social work or healthcare professional. For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question.

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

IELTS (academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent: View Website


Units are priced individually so please check each unit for details: Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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A full Chevening Scholarship includes:

tuition fee waiver
travel to and from your home country
an arrival allowance
the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application
a grant for thesis or dissertation
an excess baggage allowance
a monthly personal living allowance.

Value of Scholarship(s)

A tuition fee waiver plus other allowances


Any international student applying for a full-time taught Master's degree at BU who is a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who intends to return there at the end of the period of study
You must hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to at least an upper-second class Honours degree in the UK
Have achieved the minimum Chevening English language requirement - minimum IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent
Have completed at least two years' work experience before applying.

Application Procedure

The deadlines are country specific but applications usually open in August each year and close in November for September entry in the following year:

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