Taught course

Health and Social Care

University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

All applicants will be interviewed by two members of the course team. To apply for this course you should have either a second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed route or offer a relevant professional qualification and / or substantial experience in a field appropriate to your proposed route. Non standard entry qualifications will be considered.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Health and Social Care is for professionals working in the health, social and related public services. A range of professionals choose to undertake this course; for example, nurses, case managers, community matrons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and paramedics.

The course offers a broad-based field of study that is geared towards social care and will extend your knowledge and understanding in this field.

The programme's linkage of the professional to their context focuses students learning on meeting the needs of clients and patients within an environment that requires effective team, inter-professional and inter-agency working and communication, as well as expert practice.

This new statement of common purpose is set out under three main headings: values in health and social care practice; the practice of health and social care; and knowledge and understanding for health and social care practice.

Studying on this course will extend your skills in your field of professional practice. These will include decision-making skills, leadership skills and the ability to develop practical applications backed by theory and evidence. You will be able to deal with complex issues whilst questioning and redefining ways of working to move professional practice forward. You will understand the limits of autonomy and accountability.

In addition, you will acquire a range of transferable skills such as team skills and leadership, practice that values user and carer needs and experiences, problem solving, numeracy (appropriate to your working context), oral and written communication skills, information and communication technology (ICT) skills and the ability to identify and lead your own professional development.

The MSc in Health and Social Care is part of the MSc Professional Development framework in the School of Health and Social Sciences at the University of Bolton.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton
+44 (0)1204 903903
+44 (0)1204 903809