Health and Social Care at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

From exploring different aspects of health and social care to looking at how to assess needs, our Health and Social Care BSc(Hons) degree will also introduce you to law, social policy, assessment and care planning. On the course, you’ll explore your own values in relation to working with diverse groups, and you’ll engage in becoming a reflective practitioner. You’ll gain real-world experience via a work placement in your third year; this potentially career-enhancing placement provides the opportunity to put your theoretical skills to the test. You’ll be taught a wide variety of aspects of health and social care, from health and community development to social policy, residential health, and more. You’ll also have the best chance of success on this course, as you’ll learn from the best. Our staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates, who have higher degrees, and hold teaching qualifications (HESA 2022). Why Study Health and Social Care BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Our teaching team has worked in a range of health and social care roles and will use their expertise to bring your Health and Social Care BSc(Hons) modules to life. Plus, to enhance your learning, you’ll hear first-hand experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers who are part of the Public Partnership Group. Post-university, the course could introduce you to a wealth of career opportunities, from youth work, housing, domestic prescribing and drug and alcohol support. You could also pursue further Master’s level study to enter professions such as nursing, social work, and occupational therapy. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree†, allowing you to gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Health and Social Care BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Health and Social Care.


This is a common first year and comprises: • Introduction to Law and Social Policy • Social Science and Professional Practice • Understanding Health and Social Care • Working Together with Service Users and Carers. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll be taught by lecturers from a range of professional backgrounds, service users, carers, and guest speakers from practice settings. Teaching is delivered through lectures, group work and seminars. Student-centred learning is used, where appropriate, and its role generally increases throughout the course. You'll be assessed through a wide range of methods, including essays, presentations, poster presentations, workshops, and portfolios. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, mirroring the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, presentations and essays. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree. We are keen to support a wide and diverse range of applicants on to our courses. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 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

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Health and Social Care at University of Huddersfield - UCAS