This course focuses on the nature of vulnerability across
the lifespan. It is aimed at public sector professionals including those
working in health, teaching, social work and the emergency services.
Candidates must be able to satisfy the specific admission requirements for MSc programmes offered by the University.
Candidates should normally hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
Exceptions may be made in the case of those who can demonstrate significant work-based experience, together with recent academic study at an appropriate level.
Vulnerable populations require committed
professionals and partnership working across
local government, education, health and social
care in the planning, delivery and prioritising
of resources. This course is at the heart
of that process, creating opportunities
for you to work collaboratively to review
and shape future service delivery.
The course provides the opportunity
for you to further develop your knowledge,
skills and expertise in relation to vulnerability,
health and social care. It is anticipated that
students undertaking this degree will already
have considerable professional expertise
and knowledge. The course responds to the
needs of employers for a better qualified and
research-aware public sector workforce.
This is a unique opportunity to be part
of a course which provides a flexible,
individualised learning package which is
suited to your area of professional practice
and interest. Additionally, individual student
needs and employers’ service provision
requirements can be met.
The course comprises Postgraduate
Certificate (60 credits, three modules);
Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits,
six modules); and MSc (180 credits, six
Postgraduate Diploma modules) and
a dissertation module (worth 60 credits).
It is made up of a series of modules which
have been tailored to develop your professional
needs. These modules are set within
a framework of interrelated themes,
for example, protection throughout the
life course and addiction and collaborative
practice, which reflect contemporary issues of
relevance for all public service professionals.
- Risk Assessment and Management
- Child Protection
- Social, Emotional and Behavioural
- Understanding Substance Misuse
- Dementia Care Principles
- Research for Health and Social Care
- Inclusive Education
- Leadership for Effectiveness
- Quality Improvement in Health Care
- Independent Study
This course will attract professionals from a clinical or managerial role. It can enhance career progression as it will provide you with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge base to assume a key role within your organisation in terms of supervision, leadership, innovation, change management, clinical governance, research and development and critical thinking within your own discipline. It may lead to a range of career opportunities within public sector work areas.