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MA/PgC/PgD Professional Practice: Integrated Care

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MA - Three years Part-time starts January 

PgC/PgD - One year Part-time starts March

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The MA Professional Practice: Integrated Care programme is a bespoke postgraduate degree, aimed at supporting the development of inspirational leaders within integrated care system. The course provides students with the opportunity to build on existing knowledge of health and care that will enhance your daily professional practice as a leader of integrated services. . It will also enable you to embed academically informed, evidence based performance in the workplace – changing attitudes and perceptions and encouraging new approaches that support health and care delivery. Contemporary practice denotes a distinctive shift towards integrated care for preventative, outcome based health and care solutions which meets the needs of people, stakeholders and governance requirements. This course is designed to provide learning which promotes inclusive, values based and sustainable care delivery in a political and evidenced based context. This Masters programme is designed to enable students to contextualise, lead and transform integrated care services to enhance quality outcomes for people, professional and organisations. Students will develop enhanced leadership, coaching skills and a critical understanding of public health and care complexities in both a regional and national context. Working together with other students will provide an opportunity to generate insights and explore professional experiences to enrich learning and insights from the health and care arena

Course modules

The course will be delivered via a blended approach to offer support and flexibility for you to complete the programme.

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Public Health, Care and Epidemiology – 20 credits
Effective Leadership in Integrated Care – 20 credits
Communication and Coaching in Contemporary Integrated Care delivery – 20 credits
Leading Integrated Service Innovation – 40 credits
Research Methods - 20 credits
Dissertation - 60 credits
Mental Health Foundations: Emotional Needs & Resources - 20 credits

This module has been adapted from Suffolk Mind’s well established ‘CARES (Crisis Advice & Recovery – Enhanced Support) training programme. Through partnership working, the University of Suffolk and Suffolk Mind. Contemporary health and social care practice denotes a distinctive shift towards integrated holistic care for preventative, outcome-based health and care solutions which meets the needs of people, stakeholders and governance requirements

Career opportunities

This course will enable successful graduates to enhance career opportunities in the health and care sector. In particular, graduates will be able to apply for management and leadership positions with the NHS, care and private services. Enhanced knowledge of integrated services provides the graduate with further career opportunities within their current organisations and beyond.

Fees and finance


  • UK part-time tuition fee: £972 per 20 credits (Please contact Student Centre for further information) 

For students who are employed by a trust or organisation with HEE funding they should contact their Education Lead directly to request permission to study and funding.

Further Information

At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for. 


Entry requirements


Head of Allied Health Professions and Associate Professor in Diagnostic Radiography

Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Physiology; Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Associate Professor