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Our MSc in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters level study for staff working in the cross-sectoral field of health and social care.

The course 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 preventative, person-centered services, valuing the role that all members of staff play in the implementation and delivery of integrated services. Our course will therefore be of interest to both local and international students.

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.

The Future of Dementia Care

Here at UWS our nursing students and staff are playing a key role in developing the future of dementia care.

There are currently 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and this figure is expected to rise to over 1 million by 2025.

By focusing on experimental learning, we make sure that you will be rights focused, confident and compassionate when dealing with this condition.

Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

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.

English language requirements for most courses

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)

  • overall score 6.0
  • no sub-test less than 5.5

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests


IELTS Score Exceptions (DBA, Certificate of Higher Education, PhD, etc.)

For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0

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:

  • overall score of 7.0
  • no sub-test less than 7.0

For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 5.0
  • no sub-test less than 4.5


Pre-sessional courses

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:

  • 10 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no element below 4.5.
  • 5 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.5 with no element below 5.5.
  • English Language for University Study - entry criteria UKVI IELTS with score of 4.0 in all elements (10 month course), or 4.5 with no score below 4.0 (7 month course).

Course details

Our course is made up of core and optional modules and with various exits points you can tailor the course to your specific needs.

The Postgraduate Certificate consists of 60 credits made up of three 20-credit modules which are all core.

For the Postgraduate Diploma you will complete a further 60 credits, two core modules (20-credits each) and one optional module. To gain the full MSc award you will then need to complete the Research and Enquiry Dissertation module worth 60 credits to give a total of 180 credits.

Teaching & Assessment

Students studying fully online 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. This programme 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.

Assessment methods includes:

  • Essays
  • Presentations
    • Reflections
    • Dissertation Projects
    Our assessment strategy will ensure there are multiple points to access formative and summative feedback to enable you to feedforward to improve your academic skills as the module and course progresses.

Career Prospects


Gaining a postgraduate qualification can lead to a variety of career opportunities and destinations. Our course offers enhanced employability prospects within the area of health & social care, particular in the area of integration. You will be equipped to develop and lead change in your area of practice to ensure the delivery of integrated, person-centred services.

Further Study

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 or PhD allowing you to contribute research in the area of integration.


You should apply for all UWS postgraduate courses using our online application form.


The first stage of the process is to create an profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving what you do each session and return to complete it at a later date.

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.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

You can find out more here in our Postgraduate Application Guide.

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.


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Course Leader

Helen Rainey


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