Health and social care policy attempts to address numerous challenging problems within society. On this degree programme you learn to offer considered responses to complex issues, which could change and improve lives. The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the best in the country for teaching and research. This programme equips you with the subject-specific knowledge essential for a career in health and social care, as well as developing the skills needed to pursue careers in other fields of public service and welfare. You graduate ready to enter a dynamic and diverse labour market with key transferable skills that appeal to employers. These include the ability to analyse information, excellent communication skills, planning and organisation, teamwork and leadership, as well as an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the values and interests of others. Reasons to study Health and Social Care at Kent
- You are taught by leading academics in the fast-moving and increasingly significant fields of health care and social care
- Teaching is multidisciplinary, research-led, and engaging. You gain a deep understanding of the major challenges and opportunities facing these key areas of public policy
- For research quality, Social Policy at Kent achieved the third highest score in The Times Good University Guide 2023. (academic study of health and social care is part of the field of Social Policy in university rankings)
- This stimulating degree offers a route into a large and growing number of careers.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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