Study patterns: Integrative Health and Social Care MSc (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our MSc Integrative Health and Social Care (online) programme.

This study pattern highlights the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Integrative Health and Social Care, MSc (online) - standard (3 years) with Autumn (September) start

Study patternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Advanced Integrative Practice
(7NU533)
20 credits 
Option A module*
20 credits
Option B module*
20 credits
Year 2  Research Methods In Integrative Health and Social Care
(7NU547)
20 credits
Option A module*
20 credits
Option B module*
20 credits
Year 3  Independent
Project
(7NU996)
60 credits
Independent
Project
(7NU996)
60 credits continued
Independent
Project
(7NU996)
60 credits continued

*Option A module (spring): Social Consequences of Dementia Care (7NU549); Leadership in Health and Social Care (7NU540); Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Policy and Practice (7NU537). 

*Option B module (summer): Management for an Integrative Health and Social Care Workforce (7NU541); Public Health: UK and International Perspectives (7NU546); Partnerships in Dementia Care (7NU545); Negotiated Module (7NU543).  

Integrative Health and Social Care, MSc (online) - accelerated (2 years) with Autumn (September) start

Study patternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1  Advanced Integrative Practice
(7NU533)
20 credits

Research Methods In Integrative Health and Social Care
(7NU547)
20 credits
Option A module*
20 credits

Option A module*
20 credits
Option B module*
20 credits

Option B module*
20 credits
Year 2  Independent
Project
(7NU996)
60 credits
Independent
Project
(7NU996)
60 credits continued
Independent
Project
(7NU996)
60 credits continued

*Option A module (spring): Social Consequences of Dementia Care (7NU549); Leadership in Health and Social Care (7NU540); Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Policy and Practice (7NU537). 

*Option B module (summer): Management for an Integrative Health and Social Care Workforce (7NU541); Public Health: UK and International Perspectives (7NU546); Partnerships in Dementia Care (7NU545); Negotiated Module (7NU543).