Health and Social Care at University of Cumbria - UCAS

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Course summary

Do you want to support and help others with your future career? Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care 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 working in health and social care. Course Overview This health and social care degree will support your academic advancement to prepare you for a rewarding career. 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. Learning is dynamic on this course, with a focus on real-world and simulated real-world applications of topics studied, to best prepare you for your future career. Simulation exercises will provide you with a safe environment to develop your confidence, and practise and refine your skills. Case studies based on serious case reviews will enable you to explore complex ethical and professional dilemmas, and develop your critical thinking and decision-making abilities. Our lecturers bring a wealth of professional practice experience and real-world knowledge to the classroom, providing you with insights into current trends and best practices in health and social care. This is complemented by external speakers who will offer unique perspectives that broaden your understanding of the diverse needs of the community. The highly transferable knowledge and skills gained while studying our health and social care course will directly impact your role within practice, enhancing both personal and professional development and maximising your career opportunities in the department of health and social care. 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, as well as enabling you to gain employment in the sector. On this course you'll

  • Be part of an active and vibrant community of like-minded students who want to make a difference
  • Study a range of modules that provide you with an extensive variety of content
  • Be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience from across our Institute of Health
  • Access high-quality support from our lecturers who will guide you through your academic development and get to know you personally
  • Develop your skills, knowledge and confidence through simulated learning exercises
  • Kickstart your career in health and social care
What you'll 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 in codes of practice alike.

How to apply

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Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language at C/4 or above

Student Outcomes

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

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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

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Health and Social Care at University of Cumbria - UCAS