Taught course

Health and Social Care

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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Entry requirements

The academic and professional requirements for acceptance onto this programme will normally be met by one of the following: A minimum of second class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a related discipline. Exceptionally students with a lower class qualification may be accepted provided they can evidence capability of being able to work to this level. A relevant post graduate diploma if entering stage 2 (dissertation phase) An undergraduate qualification at Level 6, unrelated to practice, accompanied by relevant experience of at least 2 years Such equivalent qualifications as may arise in lieu of the above whether professional, personal, academic or vocational in accordance with the University’s AP(E)L process

Months of entry


Course content

The evolving landscape of Health and Social Care provision in the 21st century presents a constant challenge to those working in the field, demanding critical approaches to problem solving, an understanding of local and global contexts and an understanding of research and evidence informed practice.

This taught programme offers an exciting opportunity to critically assess policy and practice related to Health and Social Care. The programme examines relevant issues within the current political and social frameworks in national and international contexts.

This flexible course builds on students’ existing knowledge and experience and encourages a collaborative and supported approach to study. It is taught by a dedicated team of academics and draws on the wider expertise and research knowledge of academics in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care.

Features & benefits of the course

  • The MA in Health and Social Care has been developed in conjunction with employers.
  • The multi-disciplinary delivery team has a commitment to research informed teaching and research publication. They aim to make your learning experience memorable and to ensure it has an impact on your personal and professional development.
  • It is envisaged that the course will compose UK and international students. You will, therefore, have the opportunity to draw on the experiences of a variety of peers and opportunities to share and discuss this knowledge and expertise. This knowledge and expertise will be integrated into a facilitated approach to teaching and learning.
  • The choice of optional units from across the Faculty will provide the opportunity for inter-professional learning.
  • The dissertation element of the programme will allow you to focus on your own professional interest.
  • The programme is taught in a new “state of the art” building which houses the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care in the heart of Manchester. Work which engages the local community will form part of the programme.

Fees and funding

Information on fees and funding for this programme can be found on our prospectus


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Jenny Fisher