Health and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year at University of Sunderland - UCAS

Course summary

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Health and Social Care course, with an Integrated Foundation Year. Understand the key issues that affect health, social care, and wellbeing. Make a difference to some of society's most vulnerable groups. Gain a well-respected qualification to open doors in the field. The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care degree gives you the opportunity to gain critical understanding of integrated health and social care welfare structures and processes, as well as advanced theoretical knowledge and skills in practice and management in the sector. The completion of at least one (and optionally two) placements enables you to gain practical, real-world experience of a health and social care environment. The integration of different degree routes within the Health and Social Care course is available and these are chosen at the end of Year 1. Each of the routes maintain a strong basis in social sciences and have been developed to address both student and employer needs. The new routes allow you to develop the attributes you need to succeed in these roles and graduate with a named degree in one of three routes: BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: focus on broad topics and theories relating to health and social care, applying them to contemporary issues such as mental health, substance use, and domestic abuse. BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Health and Wellbeing: focus on public health-related issues such as health promotion, health inequalities, health ethics, and health wellbeing. BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Management and Leadership: focus on skills for management related to working effectively with other employees and considerations about wellbeing at work. You'll also focus on management and leadership, as well as project management and social entrepreneurship. As well as the new routes, this Health and Social Care degree is also integrated with our Social Sciences sister course, Criminology. This way we are better able to combine teaching across the school to enable you to choose from a wider range of options. The option choices increase as you progress through the course, allowing you to focus more on your preferred areas of study in the final year.


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Assessment method

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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are a University that is nationally recognised for supporting learners particularly from non-traditional backgrounds and many students come to us with no formal qualifications but with valuable work experience. Perhaps you have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a 3-year degree, or you may be looking to embark upon a new career path and want more a little time to develop your study skills and broaden your subject knowledge before starting your degree. As we are committed to supporting learners from non-traditional backgrounds succeed at University we consider a range of factors including previous work, life and educational experience. Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education. Eligible entry qualifications: 1. Any combination of Level 2 qualifications (NVQ or GCSE) and to have attempted a Level 3 qualification (e.g. A or AS-levels, BTEC Certificates/Diplomas, ACCESS courses) but not reached the grades required OR 2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience. You are expected to also have GSCE grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above. Equivalent alternative qualifications are also accepted, such as Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. However, we may be able to work with you to ensure that you are able to gain these in the first year of the course if you do not currently hold these, depending on your experience.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Health and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year at University of Sunderland - UCAS