Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Health and Social Care (R26)

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Course summary

This degree provides you with a sound and critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, which is essential in today's fast-changing care sector. Professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed, and through your studies you’ll gain the skills needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You’ll learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services. You will also develop the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice. Key features of the course

  • Applies new ideas to real life issues and situations that affect us all
  • Helps you to develop as an independent and reflective learner
  • Explores the context and processes of change
  • Develops new ways of working across agency and professional boundaries

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. At each stage you will study one 60-credit compulsory module focusing on current issues across the health and social care sector. For the remaining 60 credits of each stage, you can choose between option modules exploring particular issues or client groups in more depth, for example, mental health, children and young people or death and dying.


How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20772 Whole course
International £20772 Whole course
England £20772 Whole course
Channel Islands £20772 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6624 Whole course
Scotland £6768 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19944 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Health and Social Care (R26) at Open University - UCAS