The MSc in Health and Social has drawn on this philosophy of choice and offers a range of modules which you can choose to meet professional, academic and personal needs. We also recognise that studying requires time and effort balancing social and work life balance.
If you wish to study this programme full time you will start in September, however if you choose the part-time route you will commence your study in January.
There is a mixture of teaching with an increasing emphasis on student centred learning and the use of of e-technology and self directed study. The Postgraduate Framework comprises a pool of Level 7 modules. You may decide to access just one or negotiate with academic staff to acquire a portfolio of modules towards a recognized award. This programme may also be of particular interest to those working in the Health and Social Care arena who hold a post graduate qualification, but who would like to 'top up' to a PG Dip and / or Masters Degree qualification.
Modules In order to provide a cohesive programme of study, you will choose a strand of study to follow which involves a set of core and optional modules that lead to an award from the University, these strands are:
Generic: Includes a range of core modules and a choice of optional modules available from the Post Graduate Faculty Degree scheme such as:
Management of Health and Social Care and Economic and Policy Issues in Healthcare
Personal / professional development: Optional modules include Strategies for Healthcare Management and Leadership and Management Change
For all strands there is also a core module: Research, Theory and Practice, and those wishing to complete a Masters Degree would undertake a significant piece of work to produce either a research dissertation, a systematic review or a management project in your area of interest under the supervision of an experienced academic.
Assessment A variety of assessments are used dependent upon the module undertaken. The majority are written assessments of around 3,000 words. The clinical modules (for registered professionals only) usually have assessment of competence. The final piece of work for the award of an MSc will include the planning, execution and evaluation of a dissertation, or systematic review or management project.