Long Term and Chronic Condition Management (MSc)

Swansea University

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1 year

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About Long Term and Chronic Condition Management at Swansea University


  • Since its inception in 2007, the programme has consistently produced successful, high achieving postgraduates

Teaching and Employability:

  • Taught by experienced academics many of whom are also qualified teachers, research active and have a wealth of professional experience in chronic conditions
  • Students have the opportunity to develop a bespoke programme relevant to their particular interest and/or speciality
  • Students have a choice for their dissertation option, including the novel opportunity to draft a paper to be submitted for publication
  • Students can take advantage of inter-professional learning in small groups and the opportunity to study with international students and those enrolled on other Masters programmes

Course Overview

The Masters degree in Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management aims to equip health and social care professionals and others, including new and recent graduates who contribute or plan to contribute to the strategically important area of long term and chronic conditions management.

The increasing burden of chronic illness is one of the greatest challenges facing health systems globally. In the UK, approximately 18 million people live with a long term or chronic condition and this number is expected to double by 2030. Approximately 80% of GP consultations, 60% of days spent in hospital and two thirds of all emergency hospital admissions are associated with chronic conditions (Department of Health 2004).

Managing long term and chronic conditions currently accounts for almost 70% of the NHS budget and these costs are projected to increase significantly given the ageing population and escalating risk factors such as obesity and inactivity.

Long term and chronic conditions can have profound and far reaching implications on all aspects of peoples' lives and can present patients (and families) with a spectrum of needs.

People living with a long term or chronic condition require support, care and rehabilitation from a wide range of professionals in health, social and voluntary care sectors. In addition, effective health promotion, prevention, self-care and self-management will help ensure that chronic illnesses are avoided wherever possible and that people are more informed to safely and effectively manage their health and wellbeing.

This requires complex responses over extended periods of time, coordinated, proactive and collaborative input from the health, social care and voluntary sectors, patients, carers and lay personnel (as in the Expert Patient Programme).  These need to be optimally embedded with systems which actively promote and support sustainable stakeholder collaboration and patient empowerment.

Course structure

The MSc Long Term and Chronic Conditions is designed to be both multi-disciplinary and inter-professional and thereby mirror long term and chronic condition management within the National Health Service (NHS) and government initiatives.

This course is structured as either a one year full-time or three year part-time modular taught Master's degree. The core structure is based around a holistic approach to long term and chronic conditions management, coupled with research.

The programme offer students the flexibility to choose a

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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International MSc Full-time £6,300 £14,200 MSc Part-time £3,150 £7,150 MSc Part-time £2,100 £4,750

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

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