Health and Social Care
OverviewThe The Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a professional career in the health and social care sector. The programme is aligned to the standards specified by Skills for Health (the Skills Council for the NHS) and upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to demonstrate to prospective employers that your advanced skills conform to the National Occupational Standards (NOS).
What Will I Study?
Each year of the course identifies a particular stage of student development. Beginning in year one as The Inquiring Student, the second year casts students as Emerging Practitioners before students become Effective Graduates by the end of the course.
Extended induction periods at the beginning of key modules in Years One and Three support student achievement through greater orientation to course requirements and the establishment of student learning syndicates, developing group cohesion and a sense of community. Two further key aspects of course design supporting achievement are the Personal and Professional Development (PDP) and Academic Skills & Literacy (ALS) modules delivered in each year.
The Personal and Professional Development modules also contribute to the development of student employability. Self-management and empowering activities within these modules develop the values and skills necessary to work effectively in models of service delivery that are themselves empowering.
How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?
You will be taught through a variety of teaching methods – a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and observation/field trips.
You’ll be assessed through group work, coursework, presentations and podcasts
Evening and Weekend Study
One of our study options available for UK nationals includes evenings and weekends.
This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life.
To study this programme, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:
- 112 UCAS points, or
- At least one A level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC/Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma), or
- A minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC National or Advanced Diploma)
English language requirements
- GCSE English at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
- IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent. Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test.
Additionally, during the admissions process, you will be asked to attend either an academic or admissions interview.
- During the admissions interview, we will ask you questions about your choice of programme and will learn more about you.
- The academic interview provides an opportunity for entry to applicants who do not meet standard entry requirements or have not been in education for a while. During this type of interview, we will assess your knowledge in a specific field.
If you do not meet these entry requirements, we also have a Health and Social Care (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) that offers a more supported route into undergraduate study.
UK tuition fees 2022/23
- £9,250 per annum
UK tuition fees 2023/24
- £9,250 per annum
Access to a laptop/PC with a microphone, speakers, webcam and a reliable internet connection is required for accessing your live online sessions.
Your tuition fees cover the cost of teaching, access to resources, registration costs, and Student Support Services. They do not include the cost of course books, stationery and photocopying/printing costs, accommodation, living costs, travel, hobbies, sports or other leisure activities.
Access to a laptop/PC required for work on assignments.