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Health & Social Care - Advancing Health & Social Care

Is this course for me?
Our Master of Science in Advancing Health & Social Care is suitable for progression for professionals working in the provision and delivery of ever-changing health and social care agenda. It is a one year, full-time or two year, part-time course.

The Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Health & Social Care aims to provide you with concepts, theories and academic skills to contribute to an agenda of change in your organisation.

The modules will allow you to critically explore, assess, evaluate and enhance your area of professional expertise and interest, with a final module - Research Dissertation - enabling you to complete research in a topic of relevance to your area of expertise.

Topics covered include: Advanced Research Methods, Behaviours of Concern, Contemporary Legal & Professional Issues and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness.

Key features
• Critically explore, assess, evaluate and enhance your professional expertise and interest
• Dissertation allows students to complete research in an area relevant to their work
• Elective module will only run if there is sufficient uptake.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements are a Level 8 Honours Degree in a relevant discipline such as Health & Social Care, Nursing, Early Childhood Care, Social Work, Youth Work etc. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. RPL will be considered in accordance with the Quality Assurance of LYIT.


1 year, full-time
2 years, part-time
PGDip: 9 months

Careers or further progression

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
Adult Services
Health Awareness Bodies
Care of the Elderly

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
Senior Nurse Manager
Social Worker
Senior Health & Social Manager
Early Childcare Education Manager

Typical careers include Senior Nursing, Social Work and Childcare Education.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Dr Louise McBride
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6303

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Year 1
Semester 1
• Advanced Research Methods (M)
• Advanced Professional Leadership & Management (M)
• Behaviours of Concern (M)

Semester 2
• Contemporary Legal & Professional Issues (M)
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness (M)

Choose one of the following Electives (E):
• Teaching & Learning
• eHealth
• Sustainability in Healthcare
• Creativity in Relation to Therapeutic Settings

Year 2
Semester 1
• Research Dissertation (M)

(M) = Mandatory, (E) = Elective

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00

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