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Course summary

Develop the skills and confidence to deliver real-world, research-informed health and social care, on a degree course that opens up a wide range of career roles. This course gives you a broad understanding of contemporary health and social care and its application in the wider social, policy, legal and organisational environment, both within the UK and internationally. Areas of study incorporate sociology, public health, law and the human services. In your second and third years, follow your interests with optional units in mental health, disability, safeguarding, addictions, human rights and care of older people. In your final year, undertake an independent research project, with the support of our experienced academic team. There is a strong vocational focus, ensuring you develop transferable, employability-enhancing skills. Take this course over four years and include a fee-free one-year placement in industry* where you gain practical experience, build your CV and meet potential future employers. *Only available to UK/EU students Why choose this course?

  • Understand and confidently apply evidence-based theory to practice, delivering excellent health and social care outcomes to all those who access these services
  • Study with an academic team who have wide experience in the field and are actively involved in health and social care research
  • Benefit from the opportunities offering by the University of Bedfordshire’s new Health & Social Care Academy, run in partnership with local councils and NHS Trusts, to recruit and train health and social care workers
  • The course opens up career paths within local authorities, public health, civil service, social enterprises and the NHS as well as in the private and not-for-profit sectors
  • Our Health and Social Care course received a 91% satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey 2020

Modules

Areas of study may include:

  • Introduction to health and social care
  • Global public health
  • Inter-professional working in health and social care
  • Mental health and society
  • Disability in childhood: critical perspectives on policy and practice
  • Safeguarding children, young people and adults
  • Addictions
  • Care of older people: health and social in an ageing society
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L2FY
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
83%
Student satisfaction
No data
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
No data
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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The fees for 2023 entry have not yet been confirmed. For information on the 2022 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Health and Social Care with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS