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Course summary

Course Overview

  • Want to make a difference? The BA (Hons) Applied Community and Social Care Studies (Top-Up) will provide you with a strong knowledge base and develops key skills required for community and social care leadership roles.
  • A range of specialist modules and topics are offered to suit your areas of interest: management skills in community practice; racism, ethnicity and social welfare; critical social policy; social housing and homelessness; mental health and social care; drugs and society; poverty, exclusion and social justice; crime and society; and many more.
  • Course team members are experienced academics whose specialist research and scholarly activity is in areas associated with community or social care practice. In addition to academic experience, many staff on the course team have worked as qualified social workers, whilst most others have direct experience of practice in the social care and community development sectors.
  • In addition to enhancing your employment opportunities the programme provides essential educational underpinnings for students to progress onto further postgraduate study and research in, for example, social work, social policy, education, community leadership etc.
Why study with us
  • Excellent teaching and student support from the course team and our wider support services.
  • Outstanding student satisfaction which promotes individual aims, aspirations and success rates in degree progression
  • As part of the course you will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of service users, carers, patients and public members via our community engagement and service user support (Comensus) groups
Further Information
  • Your understanding of the importance of promoting and working inclusively with people in the broad context of social care and community work is fundamental to our approach to learning and teaching.
  • You will be encouraged to continue work on project development and community engagement as part of your work experience and the course has a number of projects, which students have steered and managed with the support of the lecturing staff.
  • There are opportunities for study tours abroad. Past tours have visited Portugal, Poland, and Sweden.


Compulsory Modules: Dissertation (Double or Single) or Community Research Project, Critical Social Policy, Applied Community Practice. Optional Modules: Youth Matters, Race and Racism, Gender Issues, Working with People with Learning Disabilities, Disability Studies, Crime in Society, Mental Health, Safeguarding Young People

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pass Foundation Degree with 40% in Health and Social Care or Children, Young People and their Services.

Additional entry requirements


A satisfactory Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland) is required for this course

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Unistats information

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice (Top-Up) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS