Health and Social Care Studies (top-up) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Understand the complexities of working in the health and social care sector.
  • Gain transferable analytical techniques and problem-solving skills.
  • Top up your qualifications to earn an honours degree in health and social care.
  • Prepare to lead organisations and services in emerging integrated health and social care roles.
This top-up course is designed to enhance the qualifications of students who aim to work in non-registered roles across health and social care organisations. You will graduate with a full undergraduate degree, whether you have a foundation degree or have previously studied health and social care qualifications equivalent to level 4/5 with a minimum of 240 credits. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course has been designed in response to rapidly changing workforce demands. New policy initiatives are aimed at modernising services and improving quality, productivity and efficiency. Much of your learning will be at the current boundaries of both academic and practice-based thinking. You learn through:
  • coursework
  • group work
  • independent study
  • essays
  • presentations
You learn the key knowledge and skills to become a dynamic practitioner in health and social care, and a future leader. Core modules cover management and leadership, understanding organisations, technology-enhanced care, skills for evaluating evidence, and future employment in the sector. You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include:
  • access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • academic support to complete your dissertation
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
Applied learning Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses – meaning you are given the opportunity to put your studies into practice. You will gain real-world skills through the focus on practice and employability – as well as the input of guest speakers from the sector – building on the skills and knowledge you bring from your previous learning and experience. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen. Future careers Our 1 year top-up course in health and social care provides a principal route for the training and education of assistant practitioners, who have developed roles in a wide range of services including
  • long term conditions
  • staying healthy
  • end of life care
  • maternity and newborn
  • acute care
  • planned care
  • mental health
  • children and families
This course is also suitable if you hope to pursue a career in health and social care, but are either unsure about which field of practice you want to work in, or perhaps are not eligible to access a pre-registration course.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. Compulsory modules Evidence Review Management And Leadership In Practice Practice And Employability Skills In Health And Social Care Technology Enhanced Care Understanding Health And Social Care Organisations

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or above at the point of enrolment.

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Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

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Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Health and Social Care Studies (top-up) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS