London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Health and Social Care Management and Policy (Taught)

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Course summary

Why study this course? This course examines the social, political and economic context in the study of social policy and health care management. A particular feature of the curriculum is its focus on policy, management and collaborative working structures. More about this course This course is designed to meet the needs of those working in health and welfare services as practitioners, managers or administrators. The student group is therefore multidisciplinary, and most course members combine study with full-time work. The course is also suitable for graduates with a research interest in the changing nature of health and social care in the new mixed economy of welfare. The course has recently been re-focused, it now offers increased opportunities for you to combine your study of health and social policy with specialist modules in evaluation, management, social care practice, regeneration or public health. Considering the changing and dynamic nature of health and social care in the new mixed economy of welfare, our course opens up new employment horizons for you. It well equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to developments in the system. We are proud to serve an extraordinary student population in the heart of London, with young and mature students joining us from across the UK and around the world. We have scheduled teaching mostly in the evenings to accommodate your employment and personal life alongside your studies.

Course details


Modules include: Understanding the Policy Process (core, 20 credits) Research Methods for Health and Social Care (core, 20 credits) Management of Health and Social Services (core, 20 credits) Strategic Planning and Change Management (core, 20 credits) Health and Social Care Management and Policy Dissertation (core, 60 credits) Managing Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace (option, 20 credits) Managing Teams (option, 20 credits) Health in the City (option, 20 credits) Health and Wellbeing in Later Life (option, 20 credits) Ethical Issues in Healthcare (option, credits 20) Childcare and Families Policy and Practice (option, 20 credits) Inter-Professional Practice (option, 20 credits) Health Improvement (option, 20 credits) Healthcare and Public Health (option, 20 credits) Elective (option, 20 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is through essays, seminar papers, mini-projects, reports and management exercises.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have an honours degree in a relevant subject discipline such as sociology, psychology, the social sciences or politics is the normal entry requirement. However, the overriding criterion is the ability to demonstrate the knowledge base, academic skills and motivation to benefit from and succeed in an advanced level award. Hence applicants with lower qualifications but substantial work or voluntary experience in a relevant area may be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9300 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9300 Whole course
Scotland £9300 Whole course
Wales £9300 Whole course
EU £16500 Whole course
International £16500 Whole course
Channel Islands £16500 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £16500 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Health and Social Care Management and Policy at London Metropolitan University - UCAS