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PgC Health and Social Care: Practice Development

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Lancaster Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you’ve stepped into a management/ leadership role in a health-related field, are passionate about improving the quality of health or social services as a dynamic leader of change, then our masters programme is for you.

You’ll learn about managing, leading and supervising strategies while focusing on your own workplace to conceptualise the theories and principles and good practice that can effectively be applied to your own work setting.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Our distance learning course is designed and delivered by health and social care professionals, so you learn all the relevant skills you need to be successful in your management/leadership post.

Importantly, you will gain effective leadership skills, plus confidence in managing finance and information - the very skills that future employers will be looking for when you head for promotion.

Flexibility and choice sit at the heart of our programme, so you select from a range of bespoke modules and study on a modular basis learning at your own, comfortable pace to fit in with your lifestyle.

Classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester. But if you can’t make them, don’t worry, as we will have an online alternative.

With our course, you’ll upgrade your degree and be ready to be a leader of change to improve and develop services in response to a changing and dynamic health and social care environment, standing you out from the competition when applying for higher-level positions.

Course summary

We offer a distinctive masters programme that provides the chance to critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge and application of a range of management and leadership theories and skill. By building on key skills, you'll demonstrate a mastery in the application of innovative approaches to effective collaborative and partnership working. We encourage the development of intellectual, analytical and problems solving skills to support the advancement of mature and independent decision making and judgement.

Graduate destinations

The Postgraduate Certificate can be topped up to Postgraduate Diploma Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care, with the completion of another 60 credits, or MSc Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care if including the dissertation.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,267per year

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

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 83 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    120 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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