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Social Work and Social Care MSc by Research

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Oxstalls Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB, OCT

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

With a wide range of staff expertise in nursing, allied health professions, social work and social care, the team is able to supervise research across a range of subject areas, and tailored to your discipline. We provide a broad research environment for candidates from a range of health and care settings.

You will be supported by our researchers, who have active leadership roles across the health and care communities in the county. Their involvement in the community means our students, join a group of engaged researchers involved in pushing forward both new knowledge and professional practice. We offer supervision for cross-disciplinary projects linking to management, public health, health promotion, education and social care.

Our particular strengths lie in workforce development, health and wellbeing, mental health, intervention design and evaluation, and public health. The university offers a range of research training events and students are encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences.

To support the development of your research skills, you’re required to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods and you’ll be encouraged and supported to publish in both academic and professional outlets.

Applied research has been carried out for a variety of organisations including Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice, Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Skills for Care, and the Greenwich Primary Care Trust. Some current topics include: investigating the clinical benefits from closer links in a three-way therapeutic relationship between carers, service users and clinicians; evaluating the implementation of the Sherborne Developmental Movement Programme with children with severe autistic spectrum disorders; and considering the effects of obesity and well-being on women's fertility.

The university offers a range of research training events and students are encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences. To support the development of your research skills, you are required to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods and you will be encouraged and supported to publish in both academic and professional outlets.

Research Areas

workforce development
health and wellbeing
professional development
mental health nursing
physical activity promotion in health care and community settings
intervention pathways and effectiveness for patient care
public health
intervention design and evaluation

This research contributes to the research priority area Learning and Professional Contexts.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved Successful completion of this programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC. It is a legal requirement that anyone who wishes to practise using a title protected by the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001 is on the HCPC Register.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000per 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 Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 83 6

    66th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    105 60%

    72nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    51st

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    31st

    5

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