University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Leadership and Management for Social Care

This programme provides critically aware and research-based knowledge relating to the crucial areas of leadership and management practice for social care.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level; a management or other leadership role in a social care setting.

Course modules

There are 6 modules, comprising of 1 mandatory module and 3 other core modules and a choice of 2 modules from a possible 5 including a mandatory module; managing diversity. Core modules: Managing diversity; developing organisations and organisational change; leading for quality assurance - supervision skills for performance management; creating and maintaining partnerships. Optional modules: Reflective practice for managers; coaching and mentoring for managers; leading for learning - leadership skills for management and learning in diverse settings; leading learning for effective safeguarding; researching professional practice.

Assessment methods

Academic assessment is comprised of a written assingment per module (3000 words). This assignment specifically requires candidates to connect knowledge, values and critical analysis to their experience sof leading and managing in the workplace.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,764 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Part-time £ 3,528 per Academic year (home fees) 18 months
MA Part-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005