Health and Social Care Practice at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Health and Social Care Practice

Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Practice adopts a global perspective of current and emerging health and social care issues and approaches. You will explore challenges around inequalities, exploitation and oppression, evaluating current approaches and developing alternative, sustainable responses to identified needs. The programme has a strong emphasis on wellbeing and new technologies and approaches, taking a holistic and cross-cultural view underpinned by research. You will have the opportunity to undertake 100 hours work-related experience. This can be anything from a traditional placement with a Health and Social Care provider, to a project to develop good practice in Health and Social Care. BA (Hons) Health and Social Care Practice is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) who work with business and education providers like ourselves to inspire people to become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders. Year 1: is aimed at providing you with the relevant academic skills to succeed in your studies and introduces you to the key skills associated with being a professional. You will learn about Mental Health and Well-being as well as Global and contemporary issues in Health and Social Care. Year 2: provides a focus on how policy, practice and research have attempted to address the diverse needs in Health and Social Care. There is also an opportunity to undertake work-related experience to provide you with relevant practical skills and knowledge. Year 3: gives you the opportunity to specialise with optional modules around working with older and younger people as well as modules in Mental Health and Addiction at the end of life. You will learn how to be a leader. On successful completion of the Leadership module, you can apply for a CMI level 5 Principles of Leadership Practice award. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024*.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop** to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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STAGE 1: • Academic and Professional Skills (compulsory) • Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing (compulsory) • Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care (compulsory) • Global Inequality in Health and Social Care (compulsory) • Identity and Reflective Practice (compulsory) • Working with Others (compulsory) STAGE 2: • Working with Diverse Communities (compulsory) • Global Health and Social Policy (compulsory) • Therapeutic Approaches to Communication (compulsory) • Work-Related Learning in Health and Social Care (compulsory) STAGE 3: • Dissertation/Needs Assessment Plan (compulsory) • Leading the way in Health and Social Care Practice (compulsory) • Care at the End of Life (Designated) • Advocating for and with Children and Young People (Designated) • Working with an Ageing Population (Designated) • Sustainable Solutions for Working in Health and Social Care (Designated) • Mental Health and Addiction (Designated) *Students must take all compulsory modules plus three designated modules. Students who do not complete the Honours Degree will be eligible for an Ordinary Degree in the named subject upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 Level 6 credits. These can be from any Level 6 modules, whether identified as compulsory or designated. **Module information is quoted for 2023/24 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through coursework, essays, reports, critical reviews, portfolios, online tests, oral presentations, individual and group work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language grade 4/C required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health and Social Care Practice at University of Northampton - UCAS