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BA (Hons)Health and Social Care (top-up)

Tuition fee £10,850 per year
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This programme is designed for professionals from a social care, housing, health or nursing background who already have a qualification at diploma level and who wish to obtain a degree.

All students start the programme at Level 6 (equivalent to the third year of a degree). The programme provides 120 academic credits.

The programme would be particularly useful if you require a degree for career progression, especially if you are working or planning to work in community settings. The aim of the programme is for students to integrate theory and practice in their studies. The approach to study is based on sharing inter-professional learning.

The programme comprises both core and option courses. Options are open to all students, regardless of practice background. Some involve assessed practice; others are purely academic.

This programme does not enable you to qualify as a professional social worker. If you wish to do so, you should apply for the BA Hons Social Work programme.

The aims of the programme are:

To develop specific knowledge and understanding related to the support of service users within a complex health and social care context
To develop an integrated knowledge base, enabling the student to select from contributing disciplines and philosophies and apply these to their area of interest/practice
To facilitate the experiences and knowledge of multi-professional and multi-agency teamwork and collaborative practice, including partnerships with service users and carers.
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Programme structure

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Managing Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
Research Methods in Health & Social Care (15 credits)
Academic Preparation (15 credits)
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care (30 credits)
Theory, Evidence and Practice in Public Health and Wellbeing Dissertation (30 credits)
Domestic Abuse (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates have opportunities for career development in the statutory and voluntary field of health and social care, building on their previous professional qualifications.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 15, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States