Taught course

Integrated Community Healthcare and Leadership

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

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Entry requirements

Applicants must be a qualified health or social care professional, and hold a first degree at 2.2 classification or above and work in a health and/or social care environment.

Months of entry


Course content

Traditional health and social care roles are changing. There’s a shift away from conventional roles towards partnership working across the health and social care sectors.

This is a new part-time course, responding to the evolving health and social care devolution landscape. It focuses on developing the leadership skills needed to deliver integrated health and social care services.

This part-time masters degree is designed to support you in understanding the needs of your service users. To empower you to work with your clients to solve the challenges to health and wellbeing. To help you focus on service redesign and quality improvements.

This course is designed to support people working in the health, community, and social sectors to understand the needs of the populations they serve. This will empower them, and in turn, their service users, to solve the challenges to health and wellbeing.

You’ll develop leadership skills linked to key factors that impact on collaborative service provision, such as health inequality.

You’ll study core units and you’ll typically choose two option units. Some of the topics you might explore include population health, health informatics, and the principles of health economics.

You could also choose to complete independent study projects related to your workplace as part of the option units. One independent study gives you the opportunity to explore evidence that could prospectively lead to a community care service change. The other is a retrospective study, where you’ll appraise and critique a change that has been implemented.

We teach you via blended learning, through methods such as online sessions, face-to-face tutorials, and group work to help you network and share best practice with fellow students.

You’ll learn from an academic team with experience across fields including public health, social work, mental health and gerontology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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