Oxford Brookes University

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Management in Health and Social Care



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Management in Health and Social Care

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Management in Health and Social Care welcomes UK, EU and international applicants who want to study health and social care management and leadership at an advanced level. The impact of leadership and organisational management on delivering quality health and social care is fundamental, particularly in the current context of global economic challenge, significant developments in technology, and changes in the expectations and relationships within health and social care consumption. This course will help you to manage with confidence. It will enable you to work more effectively as a manager and leader well equipped to deal with the challenges of an ever changing and complex environment of health and social care; you will learn theory to give you the big picture and critical thinking to apply it in practice. The course is designed to be flexible, enabling you to tailor your learning so that you can cover topics suited to your own professional development needs. This course offers you the opportunity to understand ongoing changes and developments in health and social care policy and the operational environment at local, national and international levels. It will challenge you to realise your potential and: Build your knowledge of the core functions of management and leadership including developing service redesign and business plans, and building skills for operational management of resources; Examine policy and strategy in a variety of health and social care settings; Develop and apply leadership capability to motivate, influence and engage key players; Gain and apply research skills; Expand your networks. The course seeks to develop your knowledge, skills and experience as team leader and manager of resources and strategic policy, allowing you to contribute to the formation of corporate policy. We will help you develop the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate projects and to develop competence in the practice setting based on the management charter initiative. The course is offered at three levels: a postgraduate certificate (PGCert), a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) and as a master’s degree (MSc). The PGCert is based on the completion of the following single modules: Leadership in Health and Social Care or Human Resource Management in Health and Social Care Operational Management in Health and Social Care Finance in Health and Social Care. The PGDip is based on the completion of three modules listed above, plus the following single modules: Advanced Research Design Leadership in Health and Social Care or Human Resource Management in Health and Social Care Plus one acceptable single module selected from the postgraduate course portfolio. For example: health promotion, epidemiology, evaluation or statistics. The MSc is based on the completion of the modules listed under PGCert and PGDip plus the following triple module: P49215 Dissertation or P44812 Project Management (only available to students currently employed in health or social care within the UK) We use a range of innovative learning and teaching methods - for example seminars, learning sets as well as blended and online learning. Study for each single module taken will amount to 200 hours over the semester, delivered in morning and afternoon face-to-face sessions and in online learning activities which students access offsite at convenient times. Our philosophy is to promote management and leadership competency through better understanding of the self, the organisation and the working environment. We also aim to help make a difference to your organisation through the application of learning and evidence-based management to your work. Therefore assignments use real workplace issues to add value and maximise benefits to your professional role.



International Student Requirements:

You must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level with an IELTS overall score of 7.0 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Out State Tuition (per year): 12100 GBP

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