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Institute of Health

Health and Social Care

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

The Master’s course in Health and Social Care aims to provide you with a Master’s level education in the concepts, theories & academic skills of relevance to your work arena or chosen career path.

The Master’s course in Health and Social Care aims to provide you with a Master’s level education in the concepts, theories & academic skills of relevance to your work arena or chosen career path.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 19 October 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

The Master’s course in Health and Social Care aims to provide you with a Master’s level education in the concepts, theories & academic skills of relevance to your work arena or chosen career path. The course caters for both students who are currently working in Health & Social Care and for students who are not currently working in these fields but hope to develop the skills & knowledge to take up such employment. As such, the course offers a flexible approach to the subjects studied and your mode of study – both taught and work based modules can be chosen.

What happens on the course?

It will provide you with a multidisciplinary and interprofessional platform to inspire and enable you to understand social experiences of health and care, approaches to care across the sector, critically examine the complex and diverse nature of various concepts, assess and understand policy issues, and evaluate evidence and understand what works.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Many of our students have chosen this course because they are already working in the health or social care arenas and they have been promoted during or immediately after the course. For example, one of our graduates has recently been advising the Department of Health on Smoking Cessation provision, following her successful completion of a dissertation on this topic. Another of our graduates is now the Dean of an NHS Trust Faculty of Education.

Other students decide on this course because they wish to move into the health arena. Past students have taken posts as health service administrators, managers and researchers. Because you can study aspects of health promotion and public health, some move into this growing area of work. Several of our students have opted for teaching posts in Further and Higher Education Institutions.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2018 Entry

You should have an honours degree or equivalent, although substantial professional experience will be considered. We accept graduates with an honours degree in a wide variety of subjects, and graduates from disciplines other than health may well be eligible for entry.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Angela, MSc/MA Health and Social Care graduate

 

AngelaI’m a Registered Nurse and Midwife in Nigeria. I was supported by my organisation back in Nigeria to gain a postgraduate qualification and, now I’ve completed the course, I shall be returning to take on a more senior managerial role.

 

Having a background in nursing, I was looking for something that was quite challenging that would help me build up my career. I chose the University of Wolverhampton because the course was perfect for me; it prepares you for a role in any health organisation.

 

The buildings I studied in were close together on campus, so I didn’t have to travel far between lectures. It’s a nice setting, and I was made to feel very welcome. The lectures were a bit challenging at first, but what I enjoyed most was the team spirit amongst the lecturers and other students – it allowed us to support each other through the challenges the course offered.

 

There were students from many different countries on the course and it was great to share knowledge. Everyone had a background in health – ranging from nursing to micro-biology and nutrition. Visiting the Learning Centre was always a pleasant experience as the librarians were always there to help out.

 

If I had the opportunity I would enrol again – and would definitely recommend the University of Wolverhampton to others. It allows you to grow professionally, as well as develop your personal skills.

 

 

Postgraduate Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at gov.uk or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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