Health and Social Care at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

Develop the skills and confidence to deliver real-world, research-informed health and social care, on a degree course that opens up a wide range of career roles. This course gives you a broad understanding of contemporary health and social care and its application in the wider social, policy, legal and organisational environment, both within the UK and internationally. Areas of study incorporate sociology, public health, law and the human services. In your second and third years, follow your interests with optional units in mental health, disability, safeguarding, addictions, human rights and care of older people. In your final year, undertake an independent research project, with the support of our experienced academic team. There is a strong vocational focus, ensuring you develop transferable, employability-enhancing skills. Take this course over four years and include a fee-free one-year placement in industry* where you gain practical experience, build your CV and meet potential future employers. *Only available to UK/EU students Why choose this course?

  • Understand and confidently apply evidence-based theory to practice, delivering excellent health and social care outcomes to all those who access these services
  • Study with an academic team who have wide experience in the field and are actively involved in health and social care research
  • Benefit from the opportunities offering by the University of Bedfordshire’s new Health & Social Care Academy, run in partnership with local councils and NHS Trusts, to recruit and train health and social care workers
  • Take the course with a placement year and benefit from our wide range of relevant placement opportunities including roles in research assistance, social media and community advocacy as well as internships
  • If you need to step up into higher education, start with a Foundation Year which guarantees entry to the undergraduate course
  • The course opens up career paths within local authorities, public health, civil service, social enterprises and the NHS as well as in the private and not-for-profit sectors
  • Our Health and Social Care course received a 91% satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey 2020


Areas of study may include:

  • Introduction to health and social care
  • Global public health
  • Inter-professional working in health and social care
  • Mental health and society
  • Disability in childhood: critical perspectives on policy and practice
  • Safeguarding children, young people and adults
  • Addictions
  • Care of older people: health and social in an ageing society
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How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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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

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Health and Social Care at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS