Taught course

Management (Health and Social Care) - Top up

University of West London · London School of Hospitality and Tourism
MSc top-up

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a PgDip Management (Health and Social Care) or equivalent accredited by a UK university. International Entry Criteria: IELTS 6.5 overall and a (UKBA required) minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). Applicants are required to have a PgDip Management (Health and Social Care) accredited by a UK university or equivalent.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This course enables you to top up your Diploma in Management (Health and Social Care) (or other equivalent) to a full Masters qualification. It consists of two modules, Research Methods and Dissertation. Part of the assessment of the Research Methods module is a dissertation proposal, which you will need to pass to proceed onto the dissertation itself.

If your dissertation proposal is accepted, you will be allocated to a supervisor, with whom you will agree a schedule of work leading to the submission of the dissertation. The dissertation is a double-weighted module, and as a part-time student you would normally spend the equivalent of two semesters writing it. Thus the course (Research Methods plus Dissertation) will normally take one year.

The dissertation normally focuses on an aspect of health and social care you are involved in. You may need to analyse data, and you will develop the skills for this in Research Methods.

Research Methods is a blended module, where some of your study is completed online with tutor support by e-mail.

Information for international students

We recognise many qualifications from overseas. Contact the International office for advice and guidance on acceptable equivalent qualifications via email int.app@uwl.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration

MSc top-up

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888