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.
Course duration: 3 Years, 4 Years with Foundation
Study mode: Full-time
Intake: September, January, May
Course level: 6
Award: BSc (Hons) Degree
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.
Year 0 Foundation
Research Skills 1
Personal Development in Professional Settings
Research Skills 2
The Pitch Project
Academic and Professional Skills
The Healthcare Professional
Health and Safety in Care Settings
Safeguarding in Practice
Significant Life Events and Coping
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Sustainability in Career Development
Contemporary Themes in Healthcare Policy and Practice
Comparative Healthcare Systems
Leadership and Change Management
Undergraduate Major Project (Integrated Case Study)
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.
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.
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