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Course summary

Get ready to make a real difference to the daily lives of vulnerable people by studying the University of Bolton's BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care degree. Offering excellent facilities and an extensive range of work placements, we’re dedicated to helping you gain the skills, knowledge and understanding you’ll need for a rewarding career in this essential sector. Health and social care is a vast service sector providing support to vulnerable people, such as children, older people and adults with disabilities or mental health issues. Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care offers you the opportunity to develop the values, skills and knowledge essential to good health and social care practice, opening the door to a huge range of rewarding employment opportunities. Balancing policy, practice, and academic training, our course is strongly linked to the UK government’s health and social care agendas. Our highly experienced and dedicated team will lead you in an exploration of the principles of care, person-centred health and social care, the ethical aspects of care, and areas such as health promotion, safeguarding, and more. We’ll support you as you learn how to collaborate across professional boundaries, use evidence to inform your decisions and gain an understanding of critical issues in health and social care and ways of dealing with them. Practical experience, including a work experience placement in a health and social care setting, is key to your development. Our focus is on helping you become a knowledgeable, compassionate, and person-centred care professional. Not sure if this is the correct Health and Social Care qualification for you? If you meet the entry requirements for this course and are new to the health and social care sector, then this course should be a good choice for you. If you have extensive appropriate work experience in the health and social care sector but don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, please consider our FdA Health and Social Care. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course and are new to the health and social care sector, please consider our HND Health and Social Care or BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with foundation year. If you already have a foundation degree or HND in Health and Social Care (or equivalent), you may wish to apply for our level HE6 BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (final year top-up) degree. The level HE6 course allows you to top-up your existing qualification to a full BSc honours degree by a further 12 months of full-time study or 18 months of part-time study.

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics. If you don’t meet the standard entry requirements but have non-traditional qualifications and/or relevant experience, we’ll be happy to consider your application. You may be asked to undertake additional assessment(s) to determine your suitability for the course. Every application will be considered on its individual merits. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bolton.ac.uk/course/HLT029-P-UOB-SX/2023-24/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Other

Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

https://www.bolton.ac.uk/international/international-general-entry-requirements/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Bolton's website for details of our part-time fees.
Health and Social Care at University of Bolton - UCAS