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MSc Health & Social Care Management 

Develop your understanding of policy, management theory and practice in health and social care.

Course Duration: Full-time 1 year or Part-time 2 years

Intakes: September | January | April

Mode of Study: Online

Discover endless possibilities with our Master's in Health and Social Care Management program. If you're passionate about driving positive change in healthcare and social services, this is your chance to gain the skills and insights needed to become a leader in these critical fields. Dive into a world of innovative solutions, community empowerment, and effective management strategies. Explore our program overview to learn how you can turn your passion into a fulfilling and impactful career.

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Welcome to our Master's in Health and Social Care Management program – your gateway to making a real difference in the lives of individuals and communities. If you're passionate about improving healthcare services and creating positive social impact, this program is designed just for you.

Tailored for those who want to lead and innovate in the fields of health and social care, our Master's program turns your dedication into practical skills that matter. We'll delve into the latest trends in healthcare, understanding the needs of diverse communities, and mastering the art of effective management. You'll learn by tackling real-world challenges and studying insights from experienced professionals. Whether you envision managing healthcare facilities, shaping social support programs, or driving policy changes, this Master's in Health and Social Care Management equips you with the tools you need to thrive in this rewarding sector. Get ready to embark on a journey that not only advances your career but also helps build healthier, more connected communities for everyone.

Program Structure

The Master in Health and Social Care Management program at Eton University comprises of 6 comprehensive taught modules, each carefully curated to cover critical aspects of health and social care management, from managing people to strategies and policies. As a culmination of your academic journey, you will undertake a transformative capstone project, where you'll apply your acquired knowledge to solve real-world health and social care challenges.

Duration

Our MSc program offers you unparalleled flexibility in managing your academic journey. While the standard duration is approximately one year, Eton University understands that every student's learning pace varies. Thus, you have the freedom to decide how fast you want to study, giving you the liberty to complete the program sooner or later than the standard duration.

For an optimal study experience, we recommend enrolling in two modules per quarter, which leads to a program completion duration of five quarters (approximately 1.25 years). This structure allows for three quarters dedicated to the taught modules and two quarters devoted to the capstone project. For those seeking an accelerated path, taking a full load of three modules per quarter, an MSc degree can be earned in just four quarters (1 year).

Our online learning platform further enhances your educational journey, providing you the convenience to balance your academic pursuits with your personal and professional commitments.

For entry onto the Msc Health & Social Care Management programme, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in a related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent
    overseas qualification

  • Mature learners with management experience 

  • Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course
     

English requirements: If a learner is not a national of an English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency* at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, 

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 51

  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5

*Candidates who do not have evidence of English competency can take an internal exam with Eton University which is offered in collaboration with Think English. This internal exam is offered to Eton University applicants at the exclusive rate of $45.

For taught modules, a variety of assignments and tasks will be used to support learning and assess the knowledge, such as essays, presentations, and multiple-choice questions. For the capstone project, students are required to choose a specific theme; an area of their interest within an educational context. They will research this topic then write a 12,000 word essay on it. The time expected to complete this stage is 2 quarters, however, flexible options are available.

To obtain Msc Health & Social Care Management degree candidates must fulfill the following requirements:   

  • a pass in all modules and a successful completion of 180 credits in total

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Dual Certification with Eton University and OTHM Diploma

As part of our commitment to enriching your learning experience, we offer a unique opportunity for our MSc students to obtain an additional British accredited certification—the OTHM Diploma. The OTHM Diploma further enhances your employability and credentials, opening doors to even more career opportunities.

Benefits of OTHM Diploma

The OTHM Diploma Level 7 in Health and Social Care Management adds significant value to your MSc degree. It validates your expertise and sets you apart from your peers in the competitive job market. Dual certification ensures that you possess both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, making you a well-rounded professional.

How to Obtain OTHM Diploma

To pursue the OTHM Diploma alongside your MSc degree, follow these simple steps:

1. Request to include the OTHM Diploma Level 7 as an add-on to your MSc course during your enrollment.

2. Pay the registration and course fee for the OTHM Diploma in convenient installments.

3. Successfully complete the OTHM assessments.

4. Pay the graduation fee upon completion.

5. Celebrate your achievement as you receive your OTHM certificate— OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management

Study Workload

Integrating OTHM courses into your MSc program does not increase your overall study workload. As both programs are compatible, you can seamlessly navigate through the curriculum. However, you should be prepared for an additional assessment workload to meet the requirements of both Eton University and OTHM assessments. 

OTHM assessments can include coursework such as presentations, essays, reports and case studies. All the work submitted is assessed internally by Eton University and externally by OTHM.

Unit 1: Leadership Theories and Practices in Health and Social Care
Unit 2: Human Resource Management in Health and Social Care
Unit 3: Healthcare Financial Management and Decision Making
Unit 4: Global Health Policy and Strategy
Unit 5: Transformational Leadership in Health and Social Care
 
Unit 6: Healthcare Research Methodologies

A health studies degree covers a range of issues and helps you develop the skills to follow a career in health, social care, leisure or education.

Jobs related to this degree include:

  • Community development worker

  • Health improvement practitioner

  • Health service manager

  • Social Services Director

  • Policy Advisor

Online Teaching

Tuition &
Course Materials

Students will study this program through our Hybrid Learning model.

This virtual study mode allows flexibility and expert-led teaching to be accessed from anywhere. Students only need their laptop and a stable internet connection. Sessions are recorded and available to be rewatched at any time through the learning portal. The learning management system gives students access to course materials and resources relevant to the study programme, such as textbooks, presentations, case studies and guides. If required, additional private tuition hours can be booked.

Our program is delivered in partnership with OTHM

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OTHM is a British awarding organization who offer a range of diplomas which lead to degree top-up programs. You can find out more information about our affiliation here.

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