This Masters course is aimed at advanced practitioners, supervisors and managers
working or volunteering in the field of Health and Social Care who have extensive
experience in practice, and whose current role is to lead, support and challenge those working within the field.
This course aims to enable an in-depth knowledge and understanding of leadership
practice in Health and Social Care, informed by current scholarly research and including a critical awareness of current issues and developments at the forefront of Health and Social Care.
If you are a member of our Alumni Association BG Generations, you may be eligible for a discount on our Masters courses. For full details click here.
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start Date: October
Typical Offer: Obtained, or predicted to obtain, normally an undergraduate honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science related subject (or equivalent)
Institution Code: B38
UCAS Code: Apply through BGU
About the MA in Health & Social Care at BGU
The course will encourage you to work out your own ways of approaching situations and issues through an awareness of other perspectives and increased self-awareness. It is designed to improve your ability to address the issues involved in the successful implementation of practice and in securing better outcomes. You will be encouraged to develop a greater understanding of yourself and of the theoretical issues that examine the nature of leadership, thereby increasing your ability to manage complex issues in the future.
What You Will Study
You will be encouraged to develop critical self-awareness, self-reflection and self-management skills, along with developing the ability to learn through reflection of practice and experience. You will develop a critical awareness of current issues and developments at the forefront of Health and Social Care, exploring the on-going nature of critical enquiry and how established techniques of research and analysis are used to create and interpret knowledge of leadership issues within the field of Health and Social Care.
A variety of assessments will be used, including presentation, observation, relationship building and research skills, ICT, critical thinking and analysis, all of which are designed to enhance your professional skills. We would expect students to make an early and significant contribution to improvement within their workplace.
You will need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, normally an undergraduate honours degree with a minimum of lower second class honours (or equivalent).
In addition, all students will need to pay £44 for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service. A successful Enhanced Disclosure is required before commencing the course.
If you have any questions about the entry requirements for this course, please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email email@example.com.
BGU is committed to widening access and participation and we adhere to a strict policy of non-discrimination.
Accreditation for Prior Learning
If you’ve recently completed or studied a particular module as part of a previous qualification, this may mean that you’re not required to undertake a particular module of your BGU course. However this must be agreed in writing and you must apply for this.
Careers and Further Study
The aim of this course is to improve your employment prospects and to enable you to achieve your personal learning goals. Graduates of this course will be able to develop their careers within their own workplace or to look for advancement opportunities within the wider Health and Social Care field. This includes statutory, private, independent and voluntary providers. Typical career and training progression routes for MA students also include such areas as teaching, or further academic study (e.g. PhD study).
Fees and Funding
There are postgraduate loans available subject to meeting the eligibility criteria. In order to make an application for these loans, please click here to make an on-line application.
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How To Apply
For the following MA Programmes, you must apply directly to BGU (Admissions). Please click on your chosen course for the relevant application form and information:
MA in Community Archaeology MA in Education (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your interest in this course before completing the Application Form)
MA in Education with TESOL (please contact email@example.com to discuss your interest in this course before completing the Application Form)
MA in English Literature
MA in Health and Social Care
MA in Heritage Education
MA in History
MA in Theology
Please send your applications to the following address:
Bishop Grosseteste University
Modules You May Study
You will study a wide variety of modules within this course which may include
some of the following:
- Organisational Analysis
This module will develop an advanced understanding of a range of theories, roles, models, frameworks of organisations and the relation to their external context. It will develop your capacity to assess, interpret and analyse organisational problems and use rational analysis to consider strategies for action.
- Being a Leader
During this module, you will develop your ability to think critically and creatively, to manage the creative process in yourself and in others, to organise thoughts, analyse, synthesise and critically appraise. This includes the capability to identify assumptions, identify implicit values and understand and determine principled practice within health and social care.
- The Practice of Supervision in Health and Social Care
This module will consider the range of theories, models and frameworks within the practice of supervision. It will encourage you to have critical self-awareness, self-reflection and self-management, and will develop your ability to learn through reflection of practice and experience.
July 24th: George Meredith and his Circle
This two day event will welcome to Lincoln scholars from all over the world who have an interest in George Meredith.
Meredith was a writer of both the Victorian and Modern periods, who by the end of his life had been awarded the Order of Merit and followed Tennyson as President of the Society of Authors. His work remains consistently at the forefront of nineteenth century literary studies, with such works as the novels ‘The Ordeal of Richard Feverel’ (1859), ‘The Egoist’ (1879) and the long sonnet-sequence ‘Modern Love’, supposedly based on his painful abandonment by his first wife.
Our confirmed key-note speaker is Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), who is one of the foremost scholars in reaffirming Meredith’s position in Victorian Studies. Her most recent publication on Meredith was part of ‘The Mind of the Child’ (2010) and her current project, ‘The Diseases of Modern Life’, supported by the European Commission, continues to enhance our understanding of Meredith’s role in the Victorian age.
This conference has been organised by Drs Claudia Capancioni and Alice Crossley, Senior Lecturers in the English department. If you would like more information or attend this conference, please contact Dr Claudia Capancioni and Dr Alice Crossley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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