Social Care Masters: Join us in improving social care research
Are you passionate about improving the health and social care system? Dive deep into one of our three cutting-edge research projects, offering a rare chance to develop essential research skills in applied health and care. Whether it's enhancing child safeguarding, uplifting care home residents' welfare, or fostering community-based support for healthy ageing, you'll be at the heart of change.
🔍 Research Projects:
Family Solutions Plus: A cutting-edge model safeguarding children. Explore the holistic approach designed to fortify family bonds, reduce the necessity of foster care and evaluate its real-world impact with Oxfordshire County Council.
Health and Well-being of Care Home Residents: With the rise of complex challenges like the Covid pandemic, our research aims to unveil innovations like RESTORE2, personalized care planning, and alternatives to hospitalisation to bolster the quality of life for care home residents.
Coordinating Community-based Support for Healthy Ageing: Shape the future of community health. Investigate social prescribing, assess community-based support, and coordinate comprehensive care for the elderly.
To explore the available options for module selection, please visit the following webpage: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/study/courses/professional-and-short-courses/healthcare-cpd/course-list/
Some modules might have specific entry requirements. Feel free to contact us if you want more details on those.
The MSc programme consists of 180 credits. There are two options depending on which Research Design and Dissertation modules you opt for:
a 20-credit research design with a 60-credit dissertation module, or
a 10-credit research design with a 50-credit dissertation module.
The remaining 100 or 120 credits is gained through optional modules (to achieve 180 credits)
Oxford Brooks offer support from a programme leader to help you pick a well-rounded set of modules for a balanced learning experience.
Envisioned as a part-time endeavour over two years, the programme presents invaluable opportunities for work-based learning. We warmly encourage applications from those with social care backgrounds, individuals working in nursing, or midwifery, and health care professionals.
Help to shape the future of health and social care with us.
We anticipate that this masters will be part-time over two years, although it could be considered as a full-time option, please contact us to discuss. The NIHR ARC Oxford and Thames Valley will fund the entire course cost over two years.
To be eligible for one of these awards you will need to provide evidence that you have the following:
A UK/EU first degree or an equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution OR
Professional qualifications pertinent to health and social care. (A full list of approved regulatory bodies is available here.)
At least six months' experience in the health/social care sector, whether as a student, employee, or volunteer, is essential.
Support from your line manager, if necessary, to undertake the masters
Recent study (within the last five years) at degree or equivalent level is a plus.
Ability to start the programme in January 2024, and complete it on time (within 24 months).
For more details about the projects and to apply go here: [link to page with application details and projects etc] We particularly welcome applications from NMAHP or social care individuals in ethnic minority groups.
Please note: Individuals already in receipt of a research grant/fellowship from elsewhere are not eligible for this award.
If you would like advice or support with your application, please contact Claire Schwartz at NIHR ARC Oxford and Thames Valley – email@example.com
About the NIHR ARC OxTV:
The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Oxford and Thames Valley (ARC OxTV) is a dynamic partnership, fostering collaborations between researchers, clinicians, and the public to improve the health and well-being of our communities. Our goal is to enable the rapid translation of research findings into tangible health and care benefits. Through innovative projects and integrative approaches, we aim to revolutionise health and social care delivery, ensuring sustainable and equitable solutions for all.
Social Care Masters Application Form and process
Deadline for applications: 6th October 2023, 5pm.
Masters dissertation project details
Click links to download .docx with details.