London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care

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Course summary

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Why study this course? Our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree is designed to help you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills required for a professional career in the health and social care sector. The programme is aligned to the standards specified by Skills for Health (the Skills Council for the NHS) and on completion of the course you’ll be able to demonstrate to prospective employers that your advanced skills conform to the National Occupational Standards (NOS). Our course is also fully validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), so if you choose to specialise in housing you'll receive free student membership of the CIH. This course received a 90% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020. More about this course Our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree will equip you with skills to analyse important public health and social care issues. The course is informed by current and expected changes in the UK healthcare sector, including advances in healthcare technology, quality concerns and the rising cost of providing care. During your seminars and lectures we’ll place a unique emphasis on London and urban health, where we face the biggest health and social challenges. We’ll employ a comprehensive approach to study, looking at care and its clinical implications holistically to provide you with a wider set of health and social care career opportunities after graduation. In addition to acquiring knowledge in public health, health promotion, policy and ethical aspects of care, you’ll also gain transferable skills that are useful for postgraduate study and those that are sought after in a range of professional careers. You’ll develop your ability to use evidence to inform your decisions, acquiring skills in observation, enquiry and critical analysis. Our teaching is underpinned by current research and you’ll be taught by lecturers who are experts in the field of health and social care. We’ll place a consistent focus on the application of theory to practice and teaching will be based on the need to develop your ability to deal with critical issues in the sector. The course is delivered using a blended learning approach through online seminars, case studies and video content. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a health and social care related work placement module, and although you'll be required to find a suitable placement yourself, our team will provide all the support you’ll need. We’re aware of, and responsive to, the specific requirements of our student body. As many of our students don’t come through traditional paths to higher education, we’ve put systems in place to support you to get back into education. At London Met you’ll have access to student success coaches, academic tutors and pastoral support, helping you to settle into university life and reach your academic potential.

Course details

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through seen examinations, short answer papers, practical reports and reviews, case studies, group assessment projects, presentations, essays and health profiles.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Housing, Chartered Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points) in three or more A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits M: 24 credits P: 15 credits Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.
Scottish Higher CCCCDD A minimum of 114 UCAS points to include four passes (grade C) at higher level in a related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2310 Module
England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
Channel Islands £2310 Module
International £3175 Module

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2020–21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/ Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Health and Social Care at London Metropolitan University - UCAS