Health and social care are fast-growing areas of employment and academic investigation. Our new BSc Health and Social Care has been designed to bring together the very best of this interdisciplinary area to provide you with a strong grounding in:
- the national and international context of health and social care
- the inequalities that shape changing needs
- the policies that respond to them.
- This interdisciplinary degree is taught by academic experts actively involved in health and social care research in the UK and around the globe from across our schools of Social Sciences; Historical Studies; and Creative Arts, Culture and Communication; and the Birkbeck Centre for Counselling.
- Teaching integrates key skills for employability in caring environments, for instance in the NHS, social care
- public health
- mental health
- criminal justice
- management and administration
- child protection
- health promotion
- family practitioner
- healthcare support worker
- public health practitioner
- children and young people’s development officer
- information, advice and guidance officer for vulnerable service users
- learning and education facilitator
- manager in social care or NHS.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
You will be assessed on group work, writing for policy makers and oral presentations as well as more traditional academic essays or reports. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a substantial piece of independent work on a health and social care topic of your choice.
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.
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
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES Our 'with Foundation Year' route is designed to give you extra support as it provides you with an additional year (full-time) or two years (part-time) of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete your Foundation Year studies, you will automatically advance onto the main degree.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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