University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care

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Course summary

Why Health and Social Care? This is an integrated Master’s four-year health and social care degree. Designed to combine both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single degree the course helps to equip you with the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to meet the rapidly expanding and changing environment in health and social care. This course aims to give you the knowledge, understanding and core skills required to pursue a wide range of careers in a variety of statutory or non-statutory, community or residential health and social care settings. Career opportunities for graduates may include working in areas such as drug and alcohol services, housing associations, women’s centres, domestic violence and disability. How will you learn?

  • You’ll be taught different aspects of health and social care, from looking at how to assess needs to being introduced to law, social policy, assessment and care planning.
  • You’ll explore your own values in relation to working with diverse groups, and engage in becoming a reflective practitioner.
  • Taking a hands-on approach you’ll have the opportunity to put your theoretical skills into practice through undertaking a work placement in your third year. This will support and enhance your learning, increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry so that you can reach your full potential.
  • You’ll be taught by a very supportive and experienced teaching team who have worked in a range of health and social care roles. They’ll use their expertise to bring their teaching to life with real-life case studies.
Key components of the course involve providing the opportunity for you to develop your skills putting you in a competitive position for both UK and international career opportunities. Integral to the course are personal and professional development, leadership and international perspectives. You’ll also be supported in exploring and identifying a range of career choices for yourself. You’ll also be supported in exploring and identifying a range of career choices for yourself.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Law and Social Policy Social Science and Professional Practice Understanding Health and Social Care Working Together with Service Users and Carers Year 2 Core modules: Assessing Community Needs and Developing Resources Leadership in Health and Community Settings Research Methods and Skills Social Care Interventions Year 3 Core modules: Assessment and Care Planning International Health and Social Development Work Placement and Reflection Choose one of the following optional modules: Applied Law Social Policy and Community Development Think Family and Strength Based Approaches Final Year Core modules: Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching International Perspectives in Health and Social Care Leadership Skills Literature Review

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a wide range of methods including essays, presentations, poster presentations, workshops and portfolios. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, presentations and essays. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H253
Institution code:
H60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are keen to support a wide and diverse range of applicants on to our courses. If you don't have the requisite standard entry qualifications, but you have the academic skills, experience and dedication needed to commence an undergraduate degree, you may be suitable for the Fast Track programme as a stepping-stone onto one of our undergraduate courses. The Fast Track is a short supportive programme, held one day a week over 6 weeks in the early summer period where you'll be introduced to academic subject content and academic skills, and then assessed through an individual written assignment. For further information visit our Fast Track page - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/bss-summerschool/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
68%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
83%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

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
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The information provided below is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2022/23. Information is subject to change resulting from the government review of higher education funding in England, and other potential policy changes. This webpage will be updated with 2023/24 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance (http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/). If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available (https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/). Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

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