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Health and Social Care Management

Duration: 1 year
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: MSc
Not suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Health Studies
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These programmes are designed to meet the needs of existing or aspiring managers in health and social care organisations (including the voluntary or independent sector) who wish to develop new strategic management skills to enhance their career prospects. They meet the professional and academic needs of health and social care managers and through this, the needs of the individual's organisation.

Most students who undertake this programme of study are already employed in practising and/or in management roles within the fields of health, social care, public, voluntary/community sector organisations.

Why Bradford?

  • Continuing professional development funding may be available for some modules and courses. However, access to funding for part or all of an award cannot be guaranteed. 

Entry requirements

The University welcomes applications from all potential students regardless of their previous academic experience; offers are made following detailed consideration of each individual application. Most important in the decision to offer a place is our assessment of a candidate’s potential to benefit from their studies and of their ability to succeed on this particular programme and your application will be based on a combination of your formal academic qualifications and other relevant experience.

The University of Bradford has always welcomed applications from disabled students, and these will be considered on the same academic grounds as are applied to all applicants. If you have some form of disability you may wish to contact us before you apply.

Applications are welcome from candidates with non-standard qualifications. Those who lack academic qualifications but who have significant relevant experience will be considered. Please talk to us if you do not fit the standard pattern of entry qualifications. 

English language requirements:

IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.


The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

Modules: (C) = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 - 60 Credits (2 x (C) Modules):

  • Managing In Organisations (30 credits) (C)
  • Managing Self and Others (30 credits) (C)

Semester 2 - 60 Credits (2 x (O) Modules):

  • Coaching and Mentoring (30 credits) (O)
  • Developing Organisational Health (30 credits) (O)
  • Human Resource Development (30 credits) (O)
  • Human Resource Management (30 credits) (O)
  • Independent Management Study (10 or 20 credits - to be used where there is a deficit in credit from previous study) (O)
  • Project Management (30 credits) (O)
  • Quality and Service Improvement (30 credits) (O)
  • Strategic Business and Service Planning (30 credits) (O)

End of Semester 2 onwards - 60 Credits (1 x (C) Module):

  • Management Project (60 credits) (C)

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.