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Course summary

This Health & Social Care BA (Hons) degree is composed of theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin the core concepts of health care. The content taught is relevant to both current health care practice and the changing context of health care delivery, while reinforcing the impact of care delivery on patients, their families, carers and the wider health care sector. The aim of this course is to supply knowledgeable, enthusiastic and skilled individuals for employment and to support the delivery of health and social care within the NHS, Local Authority Services, private health provision, and third sector services. This degree aims to equip you with specialist knowledge of the fundamental concepts and processes used in the deployment of health and social care in communities. The course covers a broad range of subjects from contemporary advances in health and care social policy, to the challenges of successfully integrating health promotion into everyday practice.


Year One This year, you'll examine the skills, behaviours and techniques of a reflective practitioner and define safe and effective practice in health and social care. You will also become confident in the fundamentals of collaborative working within the sector, with solid knowledge of services, roles and responsibilities of practitioners. Students who complete year one are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Health & Social Care. Modules Principles of Health and Social Care Practice Safe and Effective Practice Interprofessional Approaches to Service Delivery Evidence Based Reflective Practice in Health and Social Care Year Two Working at an advanced level, you will explore life stages and development, critically analysing social and cultural influences on an individual’s health and wellbeing, discussing methods of improvement and promotion. Students who complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health & Social Care. Modules Innovations and Advances in Health and Social Care Policy Mental Health, Social Policy and Communities Life Stage and Development Research Methods Placement Year An optional placement or sandwich year gives you the chance to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow, enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace. You can also choose to take an optional year abroad between years two and three. If you decide to take advantage of a placement year this version of the degree will help you acquire valuable work experience and gain an understanding of what employers seek in graduates. It is your responsibility to find a placement with an employer within your chosen sector. The careers and employability department, alongside the course team, will support you throughout your placement year. Final Year In the final year, you will work at a highly proficient and skilful level, engaging critically with the principles and evolvement of local, national and international perspectives on health and social care. You will research, compile and integrate project relevant knowledge from a variety of sources, demonstrating self-management skills and competence in your chosen subject area. Professional skills are refined this final year, preparing you for further advancement down your chosen career path. Students who complete the final year are awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Health & Social Care. Modules Public and Community Health Care Epidemiology and Disease International Perspectives Research Project

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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