Health and Social Care at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Our flexible, broad-based degree in Health and Social Care is the ideal starting point for a range of rewarding careers in a variety of sectors. You will explore health and social care in a wide range of national and international contexts, covering themes including social policy, public health, epidemiology, psychology, human biology and physiology, law and ethics relating to health, equality, and social justice. You will gain a clear understanding of the structures and policies underpinning health and social care in the UK and develop excellent communication, research and analytical skills that are highly valued by employers. Alongside your academic work, you will take modules in professional development and have the option to complete a work placement as part of your degree, which is ranked 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022. Being based in the School of Health and Social Care, Wales’s largest provider of healthcare education, you will be immersed in a dynamic research and learning environment with many opportunities to build links with students from related disciplines. You will join a university that is: 15th in the UK for Course Satisfaction - Guardian University Guide 2023 12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021 UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022


Year 1 • Academic and Professional Development • Equality, Discrimination and Oppression in Society • Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology • Individuals and Society • Introduction to Research in Health and Social Care • Poverty and Plenty Year 2 • Evaluating Research Evidence in Health and Social Care • Health Law and Practice • Reflective Practice and Working with People • Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Year 3 • Counselling and Supporting People • Global Perspectives and Working in a Globalised World • Law and Ethics in Health and Social Care • Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care • Psychology and the Promotion of Wellbeing

Assessment method

You will be taught through a variety of methods including lectures, workshops, discussion groups, presentations, debates, online discussions, and group and individual learning tasks over 7-10 hours during a three-day period. Learning is assessed through essays, presentations, exams and practical tests. You will have access to an academic mentoring network and student support services throughout your studies. During year two, you will have the opportunity to choose a work placement module with placements available in voluntary organisations, council-based social services, educational services, supported living services, and many others. This course offers some modules taught through the medium of Welsh or bilingually for students who consider themselves to be fluent Welsh speakers and you may also choose to be assessed through the medium of Welsh.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This Course is Open to UK, EU and international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements: To include Welsh or English language and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above. For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Health and Social Care at Swansea University - UCAS