Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Health and Social Care

This flexible programme offers students the opportunity to design their own programme, drawing on existing modules to offer an eclectic study experience within a health and social care context. Students will develop their analytical and critical thinking around issues at the forefront of health and social care, supporting their personal and professional advancement. A key component of this student-centred programme involves the study of advanced leadership skills to equip practitioners and professionals to rise to the challenge of managing change in complex environments. In addition, the development of research skills in students promotes an effective appraisal of evidence.

Entry requirements

Normally a UK Honours degree or equivalent. Non-standard entrants with experiential or accredited learning will also be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component below 6.0.

Course modules

Core modules: Advanced leadership for health and social care practitioners; evaluating evidence to develop research and inform practice; Master's dissertation. The remaining credits can be undertaken by selecting appropriate modules available within the School of Health and Life Sciences Masters Framework. Recognition of Prior Learning through experiential or accredited learning can also contribute to gaining this award.

Assessment methods

A wide range of student-centred teaching and learning approaches underpin modules contributing to this award. This is similarly reflected in the variety of assessment methods which are also deployed, but in the main this reflects the use of coursework essays and projects. Taught and online modules are available, depending on the modules undertaken.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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