University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care

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Course summary

You want to support and help others with your future career. Our course is designed with a range of engaging modules to give you the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills. These skills will allow you to pursue your ideal career and hit the ground running in a role within the contemporary Health and Social Care sector. Course Overview This degree will support your academic advancement to prepare you for your ideal career within health and social care. It will provide you with the knowledge to support your professional needs, alongside developing key skills in research, writing and presenting. You'll enhance your personal skills including communication, team working, self-management, motivation, resilience, self-awareness and confidence. You will gain awareness of professional contexts, individual professional standards and values. The highly transferable knowledge and skills gained during your studies will directly impact your role within practice, enhancing both personal and professional development and maximising your career opportunities. You'll be empowered to take initiative, make complex decisions, and generate transformative solutions. Successfully completing this course will allow progression into postgraduate study with our postgraduate masters and CPD courses. On this course you will...

  • Become part of an active and vibrant community of like-minded health and social care students who want to make a difference.
  • Study a range of engaging modules that provide you with an extensive variety of content that will support your future professional needs and academic development.
  • Be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience from across our Institute of Health, covering a spectrum of health and social care professions.
  • Access high-quality support from our friendly lecturing team who will guide you through your academic development and get to know you personally.
  • Kickstart your ideal career within the health and social care sector.
What you will learn This degree provides you with the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised academic award that has been designed to meet your needs and facilitate progression within the Health and Social Care sectors. The key knowledge, understanding and experiences gained throughout the programme are structured to enhance employability within a growing sector. The programme is designed to equip you with academic, research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Health and Social Care will be examined, not just from a national perspective, but will encompass a global perspective. You will consider other cultural values and beliefs, approaches to care across diverse cultures and communities, recognising and appreciating similarities and differences alike. Year one
  • Developing Academic Writing and Reflective Practice
  • Introduction to Health and Well-being
  • Personalisation in Health and Social Care
  • Development through the Life Course
  • Values and Principles of Health and Social Care
  • Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice
Year two
  • Introduction to Advancing Mental Health across the Healthcare Spectrum
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Equity in Practice
  • Duty of Care – Principles and Implementation
  • Leadership and Change
  • Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care
Year three
  • Applied Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice
  • Communication Skills in Health and Social Care
  • Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding across the Lifespan
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
86%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
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