BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care will provide you with a detailed understanding of health and social care policy and practice. You will study the key contemporary issues that influence health, social care and the wellbeing of individuals and communities, from a theoretical, policy and practical level.
Read the full programme specification for the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care course for more information.
This course is taught via workshops, small group work, lectures, computer-based learning, presentations and independent learning.
Your progress will be assessed with group projects/presentations, multiple-choice questionnaires, and time-constrained tests. Throughout the degree, you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
Final year (national level 6):
- Substance Use and Society (20 credits)
- Practical Applications (20 credits)
- Health and Social Care Dissertation (40 credits)
- Life Course Approaches in Health, Social Care and Ageing (20 credits)
- Global Health (20 credits)
This course is for people who already hold a relevant health and social care related qualification.
Please note that for this course you will need a British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.0.
This course sets you up for an increasing number of roles in a highly rewarding sector. It is an extremely diverse field, with employment opportunities in areas including young people, mental health and drug and alcohol abuse support.
With a BSc in Health and Social Care, you will be able to work with a wide range of employers including the NHS, charities such as Age UK and MIND, social care organisations like Turning Point and other public, private and voluntary sector health agencies with competitive salaries. Social workers, for example, earn on average over £35,000 (according to Glassdoor).
A further study is also a popular option, with some graduates choosing to pursue taught masters courses or research degrees.