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MSc Health and Social Care

Course Description

The MSc Health and Social Care is for professionals working in the health, social and related public services. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, case managers, community matrons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and paramedics.

The course offers a broad-based field of study that is geared towards social care and will extend your knowledge and understanding in this field.

This course reflects the ‘QAA Draft Statement of Common Purpose for Subject Benchmarks for the Health and Social Care Professions (2004)’ by encouraging shared learning for students from a range of health and social care disciplines.

The programme’s linkage of the professional to their context focuses students’ learning on meeting the needs of clients and patients within an environment that requires effective team, inter-professional and inter-agency working and communication, as well as expert practice.

This new statement of common purpose is set out under three main headings: values in health and social care practice; the practice of health and social care; and knowledge and understanding for health and social care practice.

The MSc in Health and Social Care is part of the MSc Professional Development framework in the School of Health and Social Sciences at the University of Bolton.

Study on the MSc Health and Social Care will be a shared experience with practitioners from different spheres of health and social care, providing you with a unique insight into broader issues and practices across the health and social interface.

You will be taught by a highly motivated academic team based in the School of Health and Social Sciences. You will also receive input from related subject specialists.

The course will challenge you to take a critical approach to your studies and professional development, and will enable you to make practical and effective use of your learning in your professional role. In addition to gaining subject specific knowledge you will enhance the research skills that will help you make use of your developing depth of knowledge.

Visit the MSc Health and Social Care page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship - 3 Awards

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship can be awarded to full-time UK, EU, and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means.In order to receive this Scholarship, applicants must have completed and submitted an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please note that this Scholarship is only available to students undertaking their first Masters course.For more information about this scholarship please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance or contact the Student Funding Advisor, Karen Bentley on 01204 903497

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.
You must be studying a full-time taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
You must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction.
You must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer.
The course of study must have commenced in September 2014 or later.

Application Procedure

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the Masters Excellence Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5ABTel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

You will be interviewed by a member of the course team.Normally, you should have one of the following: a second class honours degree (2.2) or equivalent in any subject, or a relevant professional qualification and/or substantial experience in a relevant field of practice.Non-standard entry qualifications will be considered.Professionals/practitioners often find it difficult to attend open days. Therefore, if you wish us to visit your service/trust we would be happy to do road shows, etc. Please contact the programme leader to discuss.

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