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MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing

University of Bolton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Are you an ambitious graduate seeking to take your professional understanding of social care, health and wellbeing to a higher level? Our Master’s in Social Care, Health and Wellbeing offers you the opportunity to develop greater professional insight and expertise, along with essential career enhancing knowledge of leadership, management and research.

Course Details

This postgraduate course is designed to develop your awareness and understanding of these factors while cultivating your leadership, critical analysis and communication skills. We focus on supporting you to integrate these ideas with your knowledge of social care, health and wellbeing, helping you to achieve career success and champion the uniqueness of individuals, carers and their families.

The aim of this course is to extend your already considerable professional skills and knowledge with specialist modules that deepen your understanding of areas such as equality and diversity, integration and collaboration in health and social care, and the importance of engaging with service users. Our expert team will help you gain critical reflection, analysis and evaluation skills that support your ability to determine the impact of professional interventions in social care and health services.

Combining this knowledge with the principles and techniques of academic research and investigation will help develop your evidence-based practice, and grow your skills in evaluating options and formulating creative solutions to complex problems. Studying leadership and management styles, theories and frameworks will support you to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of social care and health services.

Overall, our aim is to help you gain the professional and transferable skills to move forward in your career, improving the services you provide to individuals and their communities.

Career Opportunities

The MSc programme is aimed at those who want to work, or are currently working in the management of social care, health and wellbeing. This programme highlights the need to progress high quality health and wellbeing services for all ages across the health and social care sector. This is in line with changing workforce needs to provide a clear pathway for postgraduate development in the health and social care economy.

The programme has a focus on leadership and policy development as this is essential knowledge for career progression in health and social care. The dissertation element of the course supports development of specialist knowledge.

Some of the employability skills you can develop by undertaking this programme include critical analysis of a range of qualitative and quantitative evidence, problem solving and independent research in a selected area of social care, health or wellbeing that interests you.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

As a graduate of this MSc, you’ll be well-prepared to work in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings, including local authority or multi-agency teams, health promotion projects, refugee and asylum services, hospitals, sheltered accommodation, hospices and day centres and residential care units.

In addition, you’ll be in a good position to apply for careers in health education and promotion, welfare, health research, community mental health, and commissioning and care management services.

On successful completion of this MSc, you’ll be able to apply for doctorate-level programmes in health and social care.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 83 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    64 37%

    81st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%

    2nd

    1

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