Develop your higher level skills by distance learning while continuing to work in your current health and social care role. Our web-based learning environment means you can study from anywhere, at any time. On graduation, you could do one further year to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) degree.
This course is ideal if you already work in health and social care and want to study while you work. It will develop your higher level skills and enable you to perform better in your current role, or to lead teams of staff from different disciplines, or to apply for more senior roles.
This course is suitable if you:
Our students come from all sorts of workplaces. They might include managers of GP practices or residential care homes, healthcare assistants in the NHS or the independent sector, nurses, medics in the Army or Royal Air Force, and administrative staff in the NHS. This diversity leads to interesting discussions.
You’ll study entirely online, so you can learn from anywhere, at any time, without needing to come to Anglia Ruskin. This means you’ll need access to a computer and the internet, plus basic IT skills. You’ll use our virtual learning environment as well as our digital library, which provides access to electronic journals, e-books, databases and much more.
You’ll also do work-based learning in your current setting. As a result, your study will be directly relevant to your job even though you’ll be investigating wider leadership and management themes.
You’ll prepare for the course online in advance with the support of a helpful tutor. You’ll also take part in an online induction which encourages socialising with fellow students.
Studying and completing the course has given me a great deal more confidence in dealing with more senior members of staff
To be accepted onto this course, you’ll already be working in a health and social care setting. This means you’ll use this course either to develop your skills so that you can apply for more senior roles, or extend your existing skills in your current leadership or management role.
What you learn will be applied to the health and social care setting, but you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills which will be attractive to employers in many other sectors.
This course has close links with NHS trusts, independent sector health and social-care providers, and the armed forces.
If you’d like to go on to further study when you graduate, you can apply for our one year top-up course, which lead to a full BSc (Hons) degree in Management and Leadership in Health & Social Care. After that, you could go on to do postgraduate study, such as a Master’s degree.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress on each module. These will include reports, presentations, essays, portfolios and reflection.
You’ll adapt your assignments to your own role in the workplace, which will help you meet your own professional and personal needs.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
To apply for this course you'll need:
If your first language is not English, you will be required to demonstrate achievement of an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.
Applicants without formal qualifications will be considered using an admission portfolio. Evidence of numeracy and literacy skills will be required.
All students will need to be based in a health and social care setting to allow them to achieve the learning outcomes associated with this course.
Anglia Ruskin has a well-established Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process. In accordance with university regulations, applicants can map their Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) claims using a vehicle such as a portfolio against existent 'new learning' modules, providing the content is relevant to their learning. Students with accredited prior learning may be able to use the process of APL in order to gain advanced standing within the programme. All claims will be processed on an individual basis with an APL adviser.
All prospective students should have access to a computer and the internet and have basic IT skills.
Additional requirements: certificates of all previous qualifications, employer references.
Applicants for advanced entry with accreditation of prior learning from previous qualifications will be considered for entry to the February cohort. We are unable to offer February entry for applicants who do not have suitable accreditation of prior learning. If you apply to start the course in February and advanced entry is not possible, we will defer your application to the next September cohort.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2019, September 2018
Read this institution's report