Part-time, Evening, Blended, On-line Programmes

Master of Arts in Social Care Management

Aims

This proposed programme aims to equip experienced social care workers with the knowledge, skills and insight required to be effective managers in social care settings. The intention is to offer the learner an opportunity to examine the practice of leadership and management in social care services, informed by an analysis of wider management theory, in order to develop appropriate management competencies.

Entry Requirement

A primary honours degree in Social Care or approved equivalent with a minimum award of Second Class Honours Grade 2.2
OR
An appropriate professional qualification in a cognate discipline AND at least 2 years relevant professional experience/responsibility
OR
A primary honours degree AND at least 3 years relevant professional responsibility and experienceAn interview may form part of the selection process.The number of enrolments to this part-time programme is restricted to 25 students.
Students must be in employment or have previously worked in a social care setting. Students should ideally have the support of an agency to fulfil the academic and practical requirements of the course.
NB: Successful completion of this programme of study will not confer entitlement to register as a Social Care Worker.

Examinations

The vast majority of the course is assessed through continual assessment for all elements of each module. However there are also final exams as well as continual assessment for the following modules.

Duration

Part Time over 2 academic years (1 day per week over 4 semesters)
Class contact hours will normally be approximately 6 hours per week, but this will vary in some semesters – The class delivery day will normally be on a Friday.
Plus up to 2 hours per module for online tutorials
Next Proposed Start Date: January 2018 (Subject to sufficient demand)

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Social Care Management (Level 9)
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