Health and Social Care at University of Kent - UCAS

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Course summary

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.
What you’ll learn You’ll develop a systematic and rounded understanding of the enormous challenges facing health and social care and how they can be tackled within the context of social policy. You’ll examine the ideas, ideals, goals and values that underpin health and social care, exploring how key policies are designed and implemented within the context of social change, political forces and economic pressures. You learn how and why health and social care policies evolve, and can study other social policy areas and societal issues which link to care, or are of special interest to you.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • 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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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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

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £13500 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2023/24 for international students are £21,900 for laboratory programmes and £18,000 for non-laboratory programmes
Health and Social Care at University of Kent - UCAS