Do you want a professional career shaping the future of health and social care? Are you interested in the changing nature of population health and health inequalities in society? Our Health and Social Care degree will allow you to develop the advanced knowledge, values, resilience and employability skills needed to become a leader and influencer to help meet the needs of the 21st century health and social care sector. You’ll examine health and social care from national and global perspectives considering cultural values and beliefs, enabling you to deliver compassionate, high quality and inclusive care and services for individuals, families and communities. Your lecturers will use their up-to-date practitioner and research experience to help you develop a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical know how. Subject specific skills and the importance of cultural competence, social justice, adherence to relevant legislation and professional standards will be evident throughout all levels of your study. Professional work placements, which form an integral part of your degree, will give you the chance to gain experience in multiple health and social care settings and there are opportunities to study, work or volunteer overseas during your course. The applied nature of this degree means you’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience needed for professional practice and that employers in this growing sector are looking for. Professional placements Our students have completed placements in facilities that provide residential care for adults and older adults, with youth work teams, in the NHS, in children's and family centres, and with charities and non-government agencies. You may also choose to explore career pathways in primary care outside of traditional clinical roles, including social prescribing, public health, community development and digital health enterprise. Career opportunities The continued growth and changing nature of the health and social care sector provides a wide range of opportunities for graduates with the right skills. This degree will prepare you for a diverse range of careers, such as social prescriber, health and wellbeing coach, care navigator, psychological wellbeing practitioner and community engagement officer.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Psychological Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing; Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing; Supporting People with Long-term Conditions; Developing Values and Principles of Health and Social Care Practice; Applying Health and Social Care Policy, Ethics and Law; Multi-Agency Working; Research Methods and Evidenced-based Practice; Personalised Care and Social Prescribing; Leadership and Enterprise in Health, Social Care and Community Settings; Difficulties Families Face with Therapeutic Interventions; Mental Health, Resilience and Recovery Across the Life-course.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|