London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care

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Course summary

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. 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

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include: Academic skills & literacy: finding & presenting information (core, 15 credits); An introduction to Knowledge and Inquiry in Health & Social Care (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Effective Practice in Health & Social Care (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Health & Social Care: concepts of health & well-being (core, 30 credits); Personal & Professional Development; self-management (core, 15 credits); The Context of Health & Social Care: cultural, social & ethical perspectives (core, 30 credits). Example Year 2 modules include: Academic skills & literacy: developing critical thinking (core, 15 credits); Advancing the health of the population: Understanding Public Health (core, 30 credits); Becoming employable (core, 15 credits); Ethical Research in Professional Contexts (core, 30 credits); Issues in Health, Illness & Society (core, 15 credits); Personal & Professional Development; managing professional relationships (core, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Academic skills & literacy: effective critical thinking (core, 15 credits); Effective responses to emerging issues in health & social care (core, 30 credits); Personal & Professional Development: management & leadership of others (core, 15 credits); Project (core, 30 credits); Global Health (option, 15 credits); Homelessness and Housing Policy (option, 15 credits); Housing Issues and Housing Solutions (option, 15 credits); Mental health & well being (option, 15 credits).

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 codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

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

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.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
84%
Student satisfaction
40%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
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 £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1
Channel Islands £16000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £16000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as 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