The BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Community) Top Up is designed to be the springboard to a professional career in the health, social care or educational sector. It draws together theory and practice and is aimed at those who enjoy working with people, want to work in the sector and wish to gain a relevant academic qualification. It is equally suited to those who want to keep their options open and those who may already have some idea of where their career aspirations lie. Key principles of inclusion, development and partnership underpin the content of the course and our philosophy in working with students. The course will be particularly relevant for you if you are interested in widening your career opportunities as it is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and workplace learning to enable you to work effectively within the sector. Additionally, students will be expected to undertake work experience within the sector, reflecting upon their existing and developing skills and qualities within their modules to fully enhance their personal learning journey. The qualification content is dynamic and responsive to trends in the health and social care sector, ensuring student knowledge and experiences are contemporary and relevant. The Programme endeavours to have small group sizes, allowing a personal approach to tuition. The flexible delivery of the programme enables students to work and learn at the same time.
The following modules may be subject to change: Dissertation (40 credits) Research Skills and Reflective Practice (20 credits) Global and Contemporary Issues (20 credits) Leadership and Management (20 credits) Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion (20 credits)
The course provides an academically rigorous and vocationally relevant student experience. Students engage in work-based experiential learning at level 6 enabling them to explore potential career aspirations and build experience in the workplace. These opportunities aim to ‘embed’ issues of theory, welfare provision and policy into day to day practice, and enable students to gain valuable experience in a work-based setting, extend their employability and gain access to potential employers. You will study a number of compulsory modules with the opportunity to develop areas of interest and specialism through a series of options. Throughout the programme there is a combination of formative and summative assessments. Summative assessment is through a combination of ‘standard’ and extended essays; individual and group presentations; group reports; the dissertation; and examinations.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||Normal minimum entry requirements are at least 80 UCAS Points at Level 3 together with successful completion of a relevant Level 5 Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma|
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6650||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£6650||Whole course|
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Roz Osborne HE Registrar