Develop and critically review a research aim and research objectives/questions and the scope of the proposed project

LO1; Develop and critically review a research aim and research objectives/questions and the scope of the proposed project. THIS IS A 15 MINUTE PRESENTATION AND QandA section.

LO2; Critically analyze a research plan in order to meet the stated research aim and objective/questions. THIS IS PART OF THE 15 MINUTE PRESENTATION.

LO3; Produce an initial critical appraisal of key literature synthesized into an appropriate draft conceptual framework. THIS IS A PROPOSAL OF A 4000 WORDS.

LO4; Critically appraise research philosophies, approaches, strategies in order to develop an initial research methodology. THIS IS PART OF THE 4000 WORDS PROPOSAL.

LO5; Critically analyze the ethical considerations of the proposed research project. THIS IS PART OF THE 4000 WORDS PROPOSAL.

HLT041-F-UOB-MX MSc Social Care Health and Wellbeing v4 16.8.19.docx

Course Database Marketing Text

CRS course code: HLT041-F-UOB-MX
Course: MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing
Mode of attendance: Full-time

(There’s also a part-time version HLT041-P-UOB-MX which will be identical apart from the duration).

Location: University of Bolton
Date of approval for publication:
Programme specification: http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/HLT041-F-UOB-MX-01
Current marketing text: None
Originally compiled by: Jo Kelly and Jo Smith
Date compiled: June 2018

Updated on 15/8/19

Staff consulted: Pre-approval text approved by Jo Smith on 28/6/18 (on phone)

Post-approval text sent to Jo Smith on 15/8/19

Estimated approval date: September 2018

Owner: Jo Smith

Contributors: Sandra Shaffi, Jane Howarth, Bimpe Kuti

Course contacts (name and role in relation to programme, delete as appropriate)

1. Joanne Smith (Programme Leader)

2. Joanne Smith (Admissions Tutor)

3. Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)

Entry requirements (DIA, plain text, no bullets)

Normally, you’ll have at least a lower second class (2.2) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Appropriate work experience would be desirable

[COMMON STATEMENT] You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

[COMMON STATEMENT] If English isn’t your first language you’ll also normally need IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Course in brief (DIA, plain text, max 50 words)

Are you an ambitious graduate seeking to take your professional understanding of social care, health and wellbeing to a higher level? Our Master’s in Social Care, Health and Wellbeing offers you the opportunity to develop greater professional insight and expertise, along with essential career enhancing knowledge of leadership, management and research.

Course overview (DIA, plain text, max 200 words, preferably 150-180 words)

The University of Bolton’s MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing is designed to prepare future leaders for the health and social care sector. The social, cultural and political climate has an enormous impact on the lives of vulnerable people in our society, influencing the care they receive and the life chances they experience. This postgraduate course is designed to develop your awareness and understanding of these factors while cultivating your leadership, critical analysis and communication skills. We focus on supporting you to integrate these ideas with your knowledge of social care, health and wellbeing, helping you to achieve career success and champion the uniqueness of individuals, carers and their families.

The aim of this course is to extend your already considerable professional skills and knowledge with specialist modules that deepen your understanding of areas such as equality and diversity, integration and collaboration in health and social care, and the importance of engaging with service users. Our expert team will help you gain critical reflection, analysis and evaluation skills that support your ability to determine the impact of professional interventions in social care and health services.

Combining this knowledge with the principles and techniques of academic research and investigation will help develop your evidence-based practice, and grow your skills in evaluating options and formulating creative solutions to complex problems. Studying leadership and management styles, theories and frameworks will support you to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of social care and health services.

Overall, our aim is to help you gain the professional and transferable skills to move forward in your career, improving the services you provide to individuals and their communities.

Highlights (DIA, max 6 bullet points, benefits and accolades, in proper sentences)

· Our students are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds – sharing the individual and unique educational insights and perspectives of your peers helps to enrich your learning experience.

· We promote research and critical enquiry helping you learn to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements.

· We have an excellent record of working with NHS, social care and community-based services, enabling us to offer postgraduate programmes that are responsive to employer and service user needs.

· Modules on this programme combine concepts and knowledge from across the divisions of health, community and early years, fostering a dynamic multi-professional approach.

· On successful completion of this course you’ll be awarded an MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing from the University of Bolton.

Key features (DIA, max 6 bullet points, factual features, in proper sentences)

· Face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support is offered by our team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated experts.

· Staff and students from across our Faculty of Health and Wellbeing work closely together. By studying alongside people from related specialisms and sectors, such as youth, community and early years, you can benefit from a wider range of knowledge and experience that supports cross-disciplinary thinking and inter-professional working.

· Our academic team is actively involved in social care, health and wellbeing research, helping you to explore issues from a robust research-informed knowledge base.

· Specialists in the field of social care and health will be invited to join us as guest speakers and lecturers, offering you first-hand live examples of current practice.

· Our highly experienced team will support you as you develop critical thinking and research evaluation skills and apply these during your independent master’s-level project.

Teaching and assessment (DIA, plain text, no bullet points)

The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing works across a range of sectors offering professional and non-professional education and works to balance exposure to subject knowledge, theoretical perspectives and professional/practical skills. This master’s degree is part of a suite of programmes offering a cross-curriculum and multi-professional ethos in the areas of community development and youth work, early childhood studies and health and social care.

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods. You can expect lectures, presentations, seminar discussions, small group workshops, small group tutorials and one-to-one tutorials, and using virtual learning environments (VLE) and e-learning packages. You’ll also need to undertake a significant amount of personal study, including general background reading, preparing for seminar activities, working on assignments and revising for examinations.

Assessment methods are also varied, allowing you to develop and demonstrate your learning in a range of ways. For example, assessments may require you to complete essays, reports, presentations, seminar contributions and portfolios.

Careers text (Careers, plain text, no bullet points, max 100 words)

The MSc programme is aimed at those who want to work, or are currently working in the management of social care, health and wellbeing. This programme highlights the need to progress high quality health and wellbeing services for all ages across the health and social care sector. This is in line with changing workforce needs to provide a clear pathway for postgraduate development in the health and social care economy. There is a focus upon leadership and policy development essential to progress within a health and social care career. The dissertation will allow for the development of specialist knowledge.

Some of the employability skills you can develop by undertaking this programme include critical analysis of a range of qualitative and quantitative evidence, problem solving and independent research in a selected area of social care, health or wellbeing that interests you.

What can you do with this qualification? (Careers, plain text, no bullet points, max 150 words)

As a graduate of this MSc, you’ll be well-prepared to work in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings, including local authority or multi-agency teams, health promotion projects, refugee and asylum services, hospitals, sheltered accommodation, hospices and day centres and residential care units.

In addition, you’ll be in a good position to apply for careers in health education and promotion, welfare, health research, community mental health, and commissioning and care management services.

On successful completion of this MSc, you’ll be able to apply for doctorate-level programmes in health and social care.

Alternative career options (Careers, text with bullets, max 60 words description, up to 15 bullet points)

Graduates can also use the qualification to enter a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these roles include:

· Probation work

· Substance misuse

· Victim Support

· Youth work

· Social housing

· Learning support

· Counselling

· Mental health

· Occupational therapy

· Community education

· Teaching

· Journalism

· Dietitian

· Human resource management

· Environmental and public health

· Health education training in the UK and internationally

· Consultancy

Search keywords (one per bullet)

· Social Care

· Health

· Well-being

· Wellbeing

· Social Policy

· Service User involvement

· Social Justice

· Equality and Diversity

· hlt041

· a2z

· postgraduate

· postgrad

· post graduate

· post grad

· master

· masters

· master’s

· leadership

· management

Related courses

· MA Early Childhood studies

· MA Community Development and Youth Studies

Postgraduate options (courses offered at the University of Bolton)

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Professional recognition, optional field (Plain text, no bullet points, max 100 words)

n/a

Accreditation/professional recognition (Logos with hyperlinks, multiple, to accompany above text)

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