MSc in Health and Social Care


MSc in Health and Social care Management is the qualification developed for candidates interested in health and social care management. The program comprises two phases; the first phase is the Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management awarded by ATHE, an Ofqual regulated awarding body. The second phase is the MSc in Health and Social Care Management Top UP awarded by the UK Universities. Health and social Care Wellbeing, and Social Consideration (H&SC) consolidates components of humanism, science, sustenance, law, and morals. Ordinarily, understudies of Wellbeing and Social Consideration will have a work situation close by their scholastic investigations; such a position may happen in a nursery, private home, medical clinic, or other caring foundation. Others may take a well-being and social consideration course to advance capabilities trusting that it will prompt work inside the segment.

Note: The Postgraduate degree courses are dual qualifications consisting of Level 7 Diploma (OFQUAL certificates) + Top-up programme awarded by partner universities.

Why should I choose this Diploma?


You may find opportunities to get healthcare experience in your local hospital, doctor’s surgery or nursing home. Depending on your career interests, you could also work for a mental health trust or a centre for homeless people. Experience of mentoring, counselling or befriending may also be useful for social work and related careers. Other relevant experience includes working in a community setting or at fitness centres in health promotion.

You can also find work in the voluntary sector and with medical charities and not-for-profit organisations. There are a range of opportunities in the private sector, working, for example, in private healthcare organisations as a lifestyle consultant or working in alternative medicine and therapies. Many of these options involve being self-employed.

Key Points

Course MSc in Health and Social Care Management
 Credits 180 (120+60)
Mode of Study Online Learning

Hybrid Learning (Blended)

Duration 16 Months
Assessments Assignment only (No Exam)
Fees £3,250 (Online)
£ 6,250 (Hybrid or Blended)The course tuition fee listed above does NOT include the top-up fees
Payment Plan Available
Intakes Flexible

Learning Outcomes

  • Design (Evaluate) a health services work environment that drives quality results and manages business, compliance, and customer risks.
  • Leverage sound business principles and technology to guide day-to-day operational, strategic, and clinical decisions that ensure delivery of value-based health care.
  • Formulate business plans to achieve organizational goals within the market it operates and aligned with health policy, governance, and regulatory/legal entities
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, continual improvement, and change management skills.
  • Promote ethics and social responsibility at all levels of health services and management.

Career Direction

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Anatomical pathology technologist
  • Counsellor
  • Dental therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Adult nurse
  • Dental technician
  • Occupational therapist
  • Youth worker
  • Special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)
  • Dental hygienist
  • Physician associate
  • Prosthetist/orthotist
  • Social worker

Further Education

Students who have completed ATHE Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management will only be eligible for the MSc in Health and Social Care Management Top-up or globally they can pursue their career in another sector.


This programme is accredited by Ofqual Awarding body ATHE

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post-16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and taken from all around the world.

  • We normally require a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above
  • Applicant must demonstrate a minimum of two years continuous workplace experience gained in a managerial or Professional job following graduation

English Requirements

  • The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all components)
  • Applicants without an IELTS should take an internal English test with Alex Business School admission team.

If you do not meet the entry requirements as mentioned above, please contact us to find out other possible entry routes.


Qualification Structure

The MSc in Health and Social Care is of 180 credits which can be acquired through two stages.

Stage 1 The Level 7 Diploma in Healthcare Management Learners must complete all units in Level 7 achieve 120 credits to get admission to the Top-up programme.


        Units Title                                                    
Mandatory Units
Organisational Behaviour
Managing Finance in the Public Sector
International Healthcare Policy
Manage Continuous Organisational Improvement
Developing Organisational Vision and Strategic Direction
Research for Senior Managers
Strategic Resource Management
Corporate Communications Strategies

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award

Stage 2   MSc in Health and Social Care Management (Top-up)

The top-up comprises the final 60 credits which consist of either a dissertation or a dissertation and one module

Examples of University Progression


Assessment is by completing assignments and meeting the criteria for each of the modules. These assignments are meant to demonstrate your achievement of learning objectives. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and jobs, which the awarding organisation externally verifies.
The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can make pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignments and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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