London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Health and Social Care Management and Policy

The course is designed to meet the needs of those working in health and welfare services as practitioners, managers or administrators; the student group is therefore multidisciplinary, and most course members combine study with full-time work; the course is also suitable for graduates with a research interest in the changing nature of health and social care in the new mixed economy of welfare. The course has recently been re-validated and re-focused. It now offers increased opportunities for you to combine your study of health and social policy with specialist modules in evaluation, management, social work practice, regeneration or public health.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a relevant subject discipline such as sociology, psychology, the social sciences or politics is the normal entry requirement. However, the overriding criterion is the ability to demonstrate the knowledge base, academic skills and motivation to benefit from and succeed in an advanced level award. Hence applicants with lower qualifications but substantial work or voluntary experience in a relevant area may be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Modules include: Management of health and social services; understanding policy process; strategic planning for change management; health impact assessment; developments and management in community care; health in the city; measuring and monitoring performance; children and families policy and practice; housing strategy; social structures and policies; global social policies; ethical issues in health care; managing self and others; project management; cross cultural management; contextualising management; partnership working and management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, seminar papers, mini-projects, reports and management exercises.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,965 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 885 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202