Taught course

Person-Centred Health and Social Care

University of West London · School of Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

You must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification. We particularly welcome your application if:

  • you are a qualified practitioner in a relevant field, such as nursing, midwifery, medicine, social work or psychiatry
  • you have extensive experience of primary / secondary healthcare settings.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Are you a graduate or practitioner in the field of health and social care? Suitable for those working in a wide range of professional areas and disciplines, this postgraduate course has been designed to help you respond to the growing need to integrate health and social aspects of care.

As current management approaches give way to a more person-centred approach to care, our course will equip you with the up-to-date knowledge and skills you need to contribute to improving provision in this changing environment.

The innovative part-time postgraduate course is delivered through a series of weekend workshops alongside blended learning.

The last decade has brought with it an increasing recognition that chronically ill patients need more comprehensive forms of assistance, mandating a need to move away from current approaches to the management of these conditions and towards newer models of care that are personalised, integrated and contextualised.

These newer, person-centred approaches to care offer affordable biomedical and technological advances to continue to be delivered to patients on the basis of objective clinical assessment, but within a humanistic framework which strives to understand their subjective experience of illness.

You have the opportunity to be trained to research problems from your own practice and enabled to find innovative solutions; to critically engage with, evaluate and synthesise the evidence and research to promote the development and enhancement of person-centred culture and practice.

How is this course taught?

The course is part time and delivered through a series of weekend workshops plus blended learning.

The weekend workshops are spread out over the year and typically run from 3pm Friday afternoon until 1pm Sunday. They are intensive and include sessions running throughout the day (with breaks for refreshments/time out).

There are two workshops associated with the first taught module (which provide twice the credit) and one workshop for every other taught module.

You will also be able to negotiate support sessions to meet with your module tutors, online or in person, to discuss your progress towards completing your assignments, and will be required to participate in some online sessions with other students in the weeks following the weekend workshops.

The dissertation will involve contact and exchanges with your supervisor.

All modules are available as a stand-alone option and you can apply and find more information about these modules from our CPD list.

Flexible options

Our MSc Person-Centred Health and Social Care, currently the only one of its type in England and Wales, is a two-year, part-time postgraduate course, while also offering multiple study options. If you do not wish to complete the full master’s qualification, you can opt for:

  • a Postgraduate Diploma
  • a Postgraduate Certificate
  • individual module pathways.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit the UWL website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4000 per year
International students
£6500 per year

For information please visit the UWL website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Information
0800 036 8888