Leading and Managing Health & Social Care MSc

Westminster Business School
Course summary
3 years
Part time
Next available date: Contact for info - London

Course description

Leading and Managing Health & Social Care MSc

Leading and Managing Health & Social Care MSc - 3-4 year postgraduate course by part-time study

This postgraduate degree in Leading and Managing Health and Social Care can be built up from the Certificate to the Diploma and finally the MSc. Candidates undertaking the Msc study track can fulfil the degree requirements by completing the modules that are part of the Certificate and Diploma awards, and then progressing onto the Master of Science additional modules.

The MSc programme is designed for managers and team leaders in health and social care across all sectors, focusing on:

  • Your specific workplace challenges
  • The skills needed to work at senior level
  • Providing direct benefits to your organisation

The goal is to provide you with a sound understanding of strategic leadership best practice in health and social care. Tuition will be supported by a work-based project, enabling candidates to practise applying the concepts covered in class. The programme is delivered on a flexible part-time basis over the course of 3-4 years.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Health & Social Care postgraduate programme is designed for professionals in leadership and management positions in the healthcare, social care and social work sectors. This includes those working for the NHS, local government, the voluntary and private sectors.


You are expected to have one of the following:

  • A relevant undergraduate qualification;
  • A relevant professional qualification with at least two years of work experience;
  • 5 years of relevant work experience, at least 2 of which in a managerial role.

A reference from your employer supporting your participation is also expected.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Students completing the programme will receive an MSc in Leading and Managing in Health and Social Care from Westminster Business School.

Those looking to achieve recognition from the College of Social Work and those looking to achieve the Accredited Managers Award from the Institute of Healthcare should make the relevant arrangements prior to starting the course.

Training Course Content

Course modules include:

Postgraduate Certificate Stage

  • Individual and Professional Development

and one of the following:

  • Learning in Context - Leading and Managing Change
  • Learning in Context - Managing Resources
  • Learning in Context - Supervision in a Professional Context
  • Learning in Context - Governance

Postgraduate Diploma Stage

  • Critical Inquiry in Practice
  • Negotiated Learning Module: Institute of Healthcare Management Accredited Managers Portfolio

Master of Science

  • Learning in Context - Strategic Leadership in Health and Social Care
  • Work-based Inquiry Project


The cost of this course is £ per participant.

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Westminster Business School

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35 Marylebone Road
NW1 5LS London

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I have found that this course has been invaluable in terms of my learning and development as a manager. My relationships within my team, with my peers and with the staff group I supervise have developed significantly and have had a major impact on my work and the management of the service. I feel that without furthering my learning I will be ...
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