The UK's health and social care sector, with its vast workforce of over 4 million people, stands as the largest in the country. This sector, vital for sustaining the economy, actively contributes to the overall well-being of the workforce, addressing both physical and mental health needs.
In the development of this course, healthcare industry employers have played a direct role, engaging in collaborative efforts to identify and integrate the specific skill sets most valued by employers. The course content is continually refined through ongoing partnerships with these sector leaders, ensuring that it remains aligned with industry needs. Additionally, you'll benefit from instructors with substantial practical experience in the field.
Situated partner university in London, Manchester and Birmingham, however London a hub with world-class healthcare facilities, including over 90 NHS hospitals and numerous private hospitals and social care organizations, the course provides unparalleled opportunities within the sector.
This program offers a diverse range of opportunities to cultivate the attitudes, abilities, and competencies essential for working in the dynamic field of health and social care, both domestically and internationally. Today's health and social care landscape is characterized by its excitement, complexity, and diversity, requiring practitioners to be innovative and resilient. The course incorporates real-life case studies that draw upon crucial skills such as prioritization, negotiation, and care planning.
Upon graduation, you will possess a strong awareness of the sector and a comprehensive understanding of the intricate interplay between health and social circumstances. This knowledge equips you to leverage a multitude of job skills and seize entrepreneurial opportunities within the sector.
Structure and content
Every partner university has different structure & content, however underneath is from one of the partner university
If student does not have a level 3 with 120 credit or equivalent, will have to study foundation, modules vary according to the university
- Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Academic and Professional Skills
- The Health and Social Care Professional
- Health and Safety in Care Settings
- Lifecycle Development
- Principles and Practice of Safeguarding
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Health Promotion
- Sustainability in Career Development
- Contemporary Issues in Healthcare
- Comparative Healthcare Systems
- Leadership and Change Management
- Undergraduate Major Project (Healthcare)
Standard offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.
- Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
- Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
- All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by the University.
Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact us to discuss their circumstances.
We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications.
Graduates who can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of relevant healthcare and business concepts and first-hand experience in the sector in the sector will be in great demand.
We also offer an MBA & MSc for postgraduate study, to further your knowledge in the field and enhance your pursuit of a career in health and/or social care in one of the regulated professions such as social work, nurse, physiotherapist, physician associate, and more.
We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.
- 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
Associated Further Study for Professional (Registration) Qualifications:
- Pathway to accelerated Nursing Degree
- Graduate programme for Social Work Degree