Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

Health and Social Care graduate programs


School of Management

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Medical Sociology; ;M.Sc.-Health Care Systems and International Health Policy;, Contact department about Doctoral Degrees

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MSc Medical Sociology: Now in its fourth decade, this MSc has an international reputation. It aims to provide students with a full training in social research methods combined with in-depth understanding of social aspects of health and healthcare. The programme is taught mainly through seminars and assessed through coursework, one take home exam paper and some in class tests in statistics. Students have an opportunity to specialise in an area of particular interest when writing their dissertation. MSc Social Work: Designed to prepare students for a professional career in the statutory or voluntary social care fi eld, the MSc in Social Work is the professional qualifi cation awarded by the UK’s General Social Care Council. The programme is run in close partnership with local social care agencies and local authorities based in inner and outer London boroughs. The programme is a combination of a taught and practice curriculum with students undertaking two fieldwork placements in addition to College-based teaching over the two years. In addition to the College’s standard entry requirements for a higher degree, applicants should have at least 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time social work experience at the time of application. Research Opportunities The Department provides a range of research opportunities relating to health and social care in the areas of children and families; race and ethnicity; risk and violence; and workforce and interventions. Current MPhil/PhD studies include: • Body politics of female sex workers • Family support and lone white mothers of mixed-parentage children • Early motherhood and the care system • Pre-school multi-cultural education • Children’s experience of asthma • Community care • Coping mechanisms of children in divorced families • Online community development • Mapping the onset of depression • Refugees’ experiences of violence • Occupational asthma – a factory case study • Social exclusion
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