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10 July 2024

King's wins award to co-deliver MSc programme for Department of Health and Social Care

The course will equip participants to become leading social care and health policymakers


A partnership featuring Leeds Beckett University, the Policy Institute, the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care and the King’s Fund has been chosen to deliver an MSc-level qualification for policy professionals in the Department of Health and Social Care.

Starting in September 2024, the course will equip participants for future roles as leading social care and health policymakers. It will cover the social care and health system in its broadest sense, including public health, primary care, community care, the acute sector, and social care.

By helping participants build on their current skills and embrace new policies, the MSc will contribute to improving policymaking.

Michael Sanders, Professor of Public Policy at the Policy Institute at King’s, said:

“I’m incredibly excited to join colleagues across King’s and at Leeds Beckett University in working to develop and deliver this new master’s degree programme with and for the Department for Health and Social Care. This new degree will be relentlessly focused on supporting officials in the department to have the tools to tackle current and emerging challenges in a policy area that touches all of our lives.”

Professor Mary Malone, Professor of Nursing and Vice Dean of Education for the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s said:

“We look forward to delivering this major project in partnership with our colleagues at King’s and at Leeds Beckett University. This new MSc will equip policy makers in health and social care with the skills and knowledge they need to do their work, having a direct and positive impact on us all.”

The MSc is designed to be completed within two years, with an optional third year for the dissertation.

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Michael Sanders

Professor of Public Policy

Mary Malone

Vice Dean (Education) and Professor of Nursing