Social Prescribing

Explore and critique different models of social prescribing on our short course. You'll understand the underpinning principles of social prescribing and the impact of economic, cultural and social factors.

Why study with us

  • We are one of the few UK universities who teach social prescribing and have our own Social Prescribing Unit.
  • You will be taught by qualified health and social care professionals, who are active in research and the field.
  • Enjoy flexible online learning which allows you to fit your studies around your other commitments.

Course information

Level: 7
Delivery: Online
Study mode: Part-time
Duration: 4 months
Module code (if applicable): MW4045
Start date: January 2025

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Deconstruct and critically reflect upon the underpinning philosophies and drivers of social prescribing.
  • Critically analyse models of social prescribing.
  • Deconstruct and critically reflect upon the practical implications of social prescribing; including political, economic, cultural and societal factors.
  • Critically evaluate the necessary factors and skills needed to successfully deliver social prescribing in practice.

Future careers

Completion of this course can enhance your CV and support applications for leadership and management positions. This includes roles within social prescribing, personalised care, Asset Based Community Development work, and public health roles. Additionally, social prescribing link workers or community connectors can apply.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

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