Why Study This Course?
This course examines the social, political and economic context within 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-validated and 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 will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to developments in the system.
Located in the heart of London, we are proud to serve an extraordinary student population, 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.
Your learning is structured around weekly contact time with the teaching team and is complemented by your independent work based on guidance supplied in lectures, group work, and interactive workshops. Blended learning, enquiry based learning and problem based learning will be used to help you comprehend theoretical concepts.
Accreditation Of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 Modules Include:
Health and Social Care Management and Policy Dissertation (core, 60 credits)
Management of Health and Social Services (core, 20 credits)
Research Methods for Health and Social Care (core, 20 credits)
Strategic Planning and Change Management (core, 20 credits)
Understanding the Policy Process (core, 20 credits)
Children and Families: Policy and Practice (option, 20 credits)
Ethical Issues in Healthcare (option, 20 credits)
Health Improvement (option, 20 credits)
Health in the City (option, 20 credits)
Healthcare Public Health (option, 20 credits)
Interprofessional Practice (option, 20 credits)
Managing Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace (option, 20 credits)
Managing Teams (option, 20 credits)
Wellbeing in Later Life (option, 20 credits)
Where This Course Can Take You
This qualification will enhance the career prospects of those working in many settings where knowledge and skills in health and social care management or policy making is relevant. Graduates from our existing programmes report improved career choices and advancement as a result of learning acquired on this programme.
Many have gone on to careers as drug and alcohol rehabilitation managers, managers of learning disability services, primary care development managers, day centre managers, sure start programme managers, health visitor managers, prison service managers, residential and nursing care home managers, advisors in local authorities, community care managers, managed policy research, service commissioners, public health consultants and policy makers.