Leading People-centred Integrated Care
Duration & study mode
typically 2-5 years part-time
Health & Life Sciences
Course starting dates
Fully Online: September
Our MSc in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters' level study for staff working in health, social care or in the Third sector. It will empower and enable you to lead and develop integrated services to promote and enhance quality of care and improve outcomes for people.
From a national and international perspective there is a recognised shift towards integrating health and social care for preventative, outcome-based commissioning and support. The approach values the role that people who use the services, their families and communities play in planning and delivering integrated care with professionals in new ways that add value and are sustainable.
This distinctive MSc is designed to enable local and international students to contextualise, develop and lead integrated services that improve the quality of care and enhance outcomes for people, professionals and organisations. You will develop enhanced leadership and influencing skills and a deeper understanding and respect for the different professional, organisational, sectoral and international cultures. Bringing together students with a wide range of personal and professional experiences enriches active learning and generates insights from the 'real world' of the workplace and from different health and care systems.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience
If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Postgraduate & Post-experience Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.
You should normally possess an appropriate undergraduate degree in, for example, but not exclusively in: health; social sciences or business related field.
You must also be currently working in a health or social care environment or at least have current experience (normally within the last five years) which you can draw upon in order to meet the course's assessment requirements.
If you do not have an undergraduate degree but you can demonstrate extensive, relevant and current experience then you might still be considered at the course leader's discretion.
As part of your application please ensure your upload a personal statement detailing all of your relevant experience.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
TOEFL IBT*: 78; no sub-test less than:
* Please note that TOEFL is still acceptable for admission to this programme for both home/EU and international students.
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests taken in the last two years for admission to this programme.
West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE) including acceptance of WAEC Scratchcard*
*UWS will accept a WAEC scratchcard confirming that an applicant has achieved C6 or above as evidence of meeting English language requirement from Nigeria if the student graduated within the last 5 years. After 5 years applicants would be required to provide the WAEC Certificate.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
Our course have various exit points allowing you to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Master's award depending on your needs. However, most students will typically complete the full Master's award (180 credits).
The MSc is comprised of core and optional modules as follows:
The PgCert requires the successful completion of the following three core modules:
Successful completion of the PgCert allows you to progress to the PgDip which requires the successful completion of the following two core modules:
Plus, a further one optional 20-credit module:
Successful completion of the PgDip allows you to proceed to the master's module:
As our course is taught fully online you will access course materials through our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. Through Moodle you will be exposed to a range of teaching sources such as: PowerPoint; Prezi; Xerte and e-Books. Our course recognises students as co-producers and creators of the learning that takes place therefore students will also be able to take part in synchronous and asynchronous discussions to share learning amongst peers.
Coursework will normally include essays, reflective pieces of work and your dissertation. Practical assessments will normally include presentations, demonstrations or exhibitions. Depending on the optional module you choose this may add to further learning and teaching methods as well as additional assessment types.
Our assessment strategy ensures there are multiple points to access formative and summative feedback to enable you to feed-forward to improve your academic skills as the module and course progresses.
Students studying the course fully online on a part-time basis will undertake the course as follows:
Gaining a postgraduate qualification can lead to a variety of career opportunities and destinations. This distinctive MSc offers enhanced employability prospects within the area of health & social care, particular in the area of integration.
It will enhance your career opportunities and opens the door to many destinations within the expanding sector of integrated care – from introducing new roles and new models of interdisciplinary practice to planning, commissioning, leading and managing integrated services. Whatever your future destination you will have the knowledge, skills, confidence and connections to develop, lead and transform care and support to deliver excellent outcomes for people and communities.
Upon completion of the course you may want to consider further continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities such as our My Home Life (Scotland) programme or you may choose to take your studies to the next level by completed either a Professional Doctorate (DProf) or PhD allowing you to contribute research in the area of integration.
£790 per module (20 credits)
£790 per module (20 credits)
£790 per module (20 credits)
£820 per module (20 credits)
The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career.
In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs like study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms.
Fortunately, there is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from:
The sections below provide details of additional costs that your course may involve along with any financial support that may be available.
You can also find additional information in our Postgraduate Money, Fees & Funding section.
Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.
For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.
Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.
The School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery has strong links with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and hosts the International Centre 4 Integrated Care giving you the opportunity to network with professionals across the globe.
There is the opportunity to join IFIC Special Interest Group Webinars of which there is no charge to participate.
You may wish to attend externally organised conferences for which there may be a cost to attend; the cost of these is dependent upon the organising body and would need to be self-funded. However, such conferences are not mandatory to the course; they are optional. But, you may wish to consider attending one or more in order to both enhance your learning experience and networking opportunities.
Tuition fees are calculated based on where you are from and what you are studying. Some courses also involve additional costs, such as mandatory field trips, equipment or studying abroad.
Scottish students studying at postgraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at postgraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
EU students studying at postgraduate level of UWS may be eligible for SAAS funding, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
There are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at postgraduate level at UWS, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
UWS administer a range of discretionary and childcare funds. These are designed to support students who are experiencing financial difficulty or struggling to meet the costs of childcare.
Becoming a student can have an impact on your entitlement to certain benefits. It may mean you are no longer eligible to claim a benefit you have been receiving, or your new income from student funding may affect the amount you are able to receive.
If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, or you are in need of additional financial support, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.
Choosing to become a student can have a big impact on your budget and you may need to reassess your spending to account for a reduced income. We’ve put together some guidance to help you manage your money and make the right financial choices for you and your family.
All students should apply directly to the University through our online application system. Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.
The first stage of the process is to create a profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving each section and return to complete it at a later date.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.
Before you begin your application, it is important to read the Postgraduate & Post-Experience application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
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