Health and social care professionals can make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people. This degree at Lincoln is founded on an integrated approach and aims to provide an understanding of policy and practice across the landscape of the sector. BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care degree students at Lincoln have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and values required to take on many of the new and emerging responsibilities within a range of care sectors. The degree emphasises practice-based learning, underpinned by academic theory. The School of Health and Social Care maintains close links with health trusts, local authorities and numerous voluntary and private organisations to ensure that teaching is informed by the latest developments in practice and policy. You are taught by researchers and academics with both practical experience and professional links in the sector. A programme of visiting speakers also aims to engage students in real-world challenges and issues. Career development is emphasised throughout the degree. It is expected that all students will have the opportunity to gain some work experience throughout the course of their degree. The course puts a high value on career planning and career development throughout all levels of study.
The first year introduces the fundamental theories, skills and knowledge of health and social care, including the context of practice in health and social care, the social and psychological development of children and adults and the values that underpin practice. Modules focus on developing communication skills and the consideration of professional values and ethics. Lectures and seminars are complemented by workshops, role-play exercises, debates, visits and independent study. In the second year, the course explores the wider context of practice, including mental health and well-being, public policy and research skills for health and social practice, as well as opportunities to compare health and social care practice in other countries. Students are expected to develop quantitative and qualitative research skills and begin to assess how their learning will shape their future career path. The final year of this degree focuses further on professional development, including leadership and management skills. Students undertake work experience during this year and an independent research study. There are optional modules in specialist areas including counselling and guidance, working with children and families and working with adults.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, EU and Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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