Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: Up to 6 years

UK/EU fee

£900, £1,000 or £1,100 per 20 credits* (2020/21)

International fee

£14,750 (2020/21)

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

MSc

Start dates

January, September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

The MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care is suitable for a wide range of professionals and those involved in influencing the provision and delivery of a changing and expanding health and social care agenda. Increasingly, practitioners and managers are being called upon to lead change within their organisation on both clinical and strategic fronts. Study can be completed as a full-time route or in a part-time modular approach which is ideal for busy professionals.

This programme will:

As a programme team we are aware that the health and social care workforce is required to have a wide range of specific and transferable skills and this programme offers you the diversity and flexibility that will help you develop these skills.

The programme has two intakes per year in January and September, however international full-time on-campus students will commence in September only until numbers of applicants dictate the addition of a further intake.

What you will study

The first 60 credits can be combined into one of the prescribed PG Certificates or as standalone modules.

  • Optional Module (20 Credits)
  • Optional Module (20 Credits)
  • Optional Module (20 Credits)
  • 7NU508/7OT513/7NU547) Research Module* (core 20 credits)
  • 7NU563/7NU540 Leadership Module** (core 20 credits)
  • Optional Module (20 credits)
  • 7NU997 Independent Scholarship (core 60 credits)

* Core modules include: Research Methodologies: Application to Advanced Practice (7NU508 on-campus); Research Methods (7OT513 distance Learning) or Research Methods in Integrative Health (7NU547 online). Only one should be completed.


** Core modules include: Leading for Quality (7NU564 on-campus) or Leadership in Health & Social Care (7NU540 online). Only one should be completed.

Please contact the programme leader for more information about optional modules.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

Within the programme there is a strong interprofessional ethos to teaching and learning. Activities that facilitate this include group work, use of discussion boards, peer assessment and group presentations. Lecturers from a range of professional backgrounds support this transition and integration enabling you to take a holistic view of the subject area.

There are a large number of modules to choose from, so you can tailor the course to suit your learning needs and your professional career aspirations. You can study specific awards or take stand-alone modules as part of your professional development. Many of the modules are available online or through distance learning, so you can study at a time and place to suit you.

How you're assessed

There are a range of assessment methods used, including:

These depend on the modules chosen.

Mandy Holgate
Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Mandy is a Registered General Nurse, District Nurse and Community Specialist Practitioner Prescriber and has been working as a University Senior Lecturer since 2003.

Email
a.j.holgate@derby.ac.uk
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Entry requirements

2:2 Undergraduate Degree classification or above

Applicants who wish to apply for Advanced Standing and /or block credit will be assessed according to the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Regulatory Framework. The flexible approach to RPL ensures students may enter at all levels.

For applicants for whom English is not a first language, the minimum English language qualifications acceptable:

Method of prior instruction in English on its own is not accepted.

Please note: Some of the interim pathways and modules have higher IELT (7.0) levels; specified years of work experience and/or Police/Disclosure and Barring Service check requirements. These cannot be offered to students on the full-time international pathway due to the restrictions from Professional Statutory Regulatory Body requirements.

Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees (August 2020 - July 2021)

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£900, £1,000 or £1,100 per 20 credits*

£900, £1,000 or £1,100 per 20 credits*

International

£14,750

N/A

*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 Credits

This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.

Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Additional Fee Information

Module fees on this programme are either £900, £1,000 or £1,100 per 20 credits depending on the module selected.

How to apply

Careers

The aim of this programme is to support lifelong learning and career development beyond the completion of the course. Employability within this programme is underpinned by both the University's Learning and Teaching Strategy (2016-2020) of which employability is a key pillar, and the University of Derby Graduate Attribute Framework. Students on the programme have access to the University's Careers and Employability Service which offers a diverse range of services including personal advice, CV building, volunteering, and looking for and applying for jobs. Events are held throughout the programme to provide opportunities for students to engage with the careers service during their time with us.

Professionals accessing this programme will work innovatively as part of a wider health and social care team and across traditional professional boundaries due to the shared teaching and learning approaches. In additional to employability skills, students will develop emotional intelligence and resilience throughout their studies. They will become resourceful and seek solutions to their problems using their own initiative: skills which will be in high demand from future employers. They will be provided with information management and processing skills to be able to seek, understand, process and apply information to their context.

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.