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

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Study our top-up course and achieve a full honours degree that’s relevant to your current job. Our distance learning Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited course lets you study while you work, and gives you the skills to manage and lead teams.

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Study at an award-winning university

We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

CMI accreditation provides you with a number of benefits, including professional accreditation and receiving an industry recognised CMI professional qualification.

Our course will develop you personally and professionally and provide the tools you need to achieve your career potential. You’ll build your ability to work as an effective team leader in settings involving people from different disciplines and agencies.

You’ll advance your understanding of the latest approaches to leadership in health and social care. You’ll develop your research awareness and analytical skills. You’ll learn to use higher level strategies for solving practical problems, and you’ll understand how better to implement, influence and adapt to change in your workplace. You’ll also explore individual and team behaviours and the impact of staff on the successful implementation of change.

Students on this course work in the NHS, the voluntary and private sectors and the military, leading to interesting discussions.

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.
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Chartered Management Institute

Our distance learning Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You'll benefit from professional accreditation, receiving an industry recognised CMI professional qualification, and more.


On graduating from this course, you’ll be able to apply for leadership roles within your own career pathway or move into higher management positions elsewhere.

Although the course relates to health and social care, it delivers wider management and leadership skills which are attractive to employers in other sectors.

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“Reflective practice is a huge aspect of the degree and I have been continually encouraged to reflect upon my practices and challenge myself.”


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Boost your career

Top-Up courses are a great way to gain a full degree, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.

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Over the past ten years, more than 10,000 students in 96 countries have studied online with ARU.

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