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BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care

It is anticipated that around 2 million people will need to be trained and recruited before 2022 as a result of the sector’s growth.

Key information

Course duration: 3 Years, 4 Years with Foundation
Study mode: Full-time
Location: London

Intake: September, January, May
Course level: 6
Award: BSc (Hons) Degree

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Overview

Being the largest sector in the UK, the health and social care sector is employing over 4 million people. The industry plays a vital role in supporting the economy by maintaining the physical and mental health of the wider workforce.

After completing this degree, you will benefit from a range of opportunities to develop the attitudes, abilities and competencies needed to work in a health and social care environment, both home and international.

Employers from the health and social care sector have been directly involved in the creation and development of this course. You will also benefit from lecturers who have significant industry experience.

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Modules

Year 0 Foundation

Research Skills 1
Professional Communications
Data Skills
Personal Development in Professional Settings

​Research Skills 2
Global Debates
The Pitch Project

Year 1

Healthcare Environment

Academic and Professional Skills

The Healthcare Professional

Health and Safety in Care Settings


Year 2

Lifecycle Development
Safeguarding in Practice
Significant Life Events and Coping
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Sustainability in Career Development


Year 3

Contemporary Themes in Healthcare Policy and Practice
Comparative Healthcare Systems
Leadership and Change Management
Undergraduate Major Project (Integrated Case Study)

Assessment

Your progress will be assessed through a variety of methods ranging from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You will have the opportunity to take part in ongoing problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. 

All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

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Entry requirements

For entry in September 2017 onwards, our partner's standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A-Levels, eg BCC.

Alternatively, our partner asks for:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC

  • Scottish Highers: BBCCC

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.

Mature individuals or students are welcome to apply for this course as well. They need to demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.

All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths.

Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Careers

In today’s tough job market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure the first full-time job after university.

Career pathways associated with this Health and Social Care degree include:

  • Assistant practitioner e.g. Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Physician Associate (Further training in biological/biomedical sciences required)

  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker

  • Health Promotion Specialist

  • Community Development Worker

  • Education Welfare Officer

  • Medical Sales Representative

Disclaimer: The jobs and career pathways associated with this course are merely an example of possible opportunities that anyone following this course could potentially go towards. Career Tree and the university partners do not guarantee these careers after completing this course.

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Funding

If you are living in the UK, you can take out a tuition fee loan, which you will not need to start repaying until after you graduate. There is also the option to pay your fees upfront.

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