BSc (Hons) Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care (Top-up)

Course details

Online Application

September 2016

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If you work in the medical field and want to improve your career options have you considered the benefits of a top-up degree? Our Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care course will help increase your qualifications and enhance your skills to advance you into a leadership or management role. You will develop as a leader of change, enabling service development in response to a changing and dynamic health and social care environment.

If you want to improve your analytical and problem solving skills, then our course will provide everything you need to show you have what it takes to move to the next level of your career.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the university and your programme of study; alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

You will learn a wide variety of skillsets designed to help you stand out as a manager. You'll explore and apply a range of management and leadership knowledge and skills in order to enhance the service provided to your users. We'll help you develop key graduate skills within the lifelong learning context that will help you no matter what you choose to do after you finish the programme.

Year one

Compulsory modules

  • Management: Managing Self and Others
  • Managing Finance and Resources in Health and Social Care Settings
  • Managing Information
  • Leadership and Change
  • Negotiated Learning

Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand)

  • Positive Risk Management

Programme specification

For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.

Download the programme specification (PDF)

120 Level 4 and 120 Level 5 credits.

Selection criteria

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choice within the award, dependent on factors such as their personal and professional development needs.
Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and a commitment to attempting the assessment items. Students who do not have evidence of recent successful study at level 5 or level 6 may be advised to complete a personal professional development module prior to commencing the programme.

Full-time courses

Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), between September and January; they will send your application on to us. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late and the course you have applied for might be full by this time; however, we will consider you for alternative suitable courses.

Their website provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support. You are allowed to select up to five course choices. You need to use the correct UCAS campus and course codes as not all courses are offered at every campus. You will be asked for the following information when you apply online:

Institution code name: UoC

Institution code: C99

Campus location:

  • A Ambleside
  • B Brampton Road, Carlisle
  • E University of Cumbria at Energus, Workington
  • F Fusehill Street, Carlisle
  • L Lancaster
  • T University of Cumbria in London
  • Y University of Cumbria at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness

Part-time courses

Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.

What makes a good application?

We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.

Make sure you include:

  • Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
  • A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
  • A good personal statement.
  • Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.

What next?

When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.

And if I accept?

The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.

Deferred entry

We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.

International students

Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.

From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.

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The skills you gain on this course will help you stand out from competitors in your area when it comes to applying for higher level positions. You may also wish to progress your studies further with one of our MBA programmes.

As one of the UK's leading university health departments, you can be confident in receiving a high level of support in your work as well as access to fantastic facilities to enhance your studies. Our expert academic and clinical practice staff will help you every step of the way to ensuring you join our many graduates who have gone onto successful employment.