University of Chester

University of Chester

Health and Social Care Commissioning

The programme prepares students to become effective leaders within their own professional area relevant to health and social care commissioning; students are given the opportunity to work with others and to increase the provision and quality of care delivered within health and social care commissioning.

Entry requirements

1st degree (2nd Class Honours or above) or equivalent qualification; applicants without a 1st degree are considered based on their potential to undertake academic study at Master's degree level; all applicants must have a current and relevant workplace or access to a relevant workplace during the period of study; all students should provide evidence of recent study or writing at an appropriate level; all applicants are invited to attend an interview and induction day, where they are provided with information regarding study at Master's degree level and further programme details; the PgCert is aimed at a range of professionals who have an interest in health and social care commissioning.

Course modules

Modules include: Health and social care commissioning; leadership development and change; creativity and innovation in health and social care.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used which are written assignments; seminar presentation; contribution to online discussions; analysis and evaluation of a commissioning proposal; and self-analysis, action planning and reflective evaluation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,880 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 415 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Campus Chester CH1 1SF North West

Key information

Health and Social Care Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000