Health and Social Care and Management at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Are you a current or aspiring health or social care professional looking to take the next steps in your career? Or are you keen to develop your deep interest in the growing sectors of health and social care and the role they play in wider society? Our new BSc Health and Social Care and Management is especially designed to help you achieve these goals. It will provide you with a strong academic grounding in:

  • the national and international context of health and social care
  • the inequalities that shape changing needs
  • the policies that respond to them.
Alongside this, the BSc Health and Social Care and Management will provide you with training in key management and business concepts, grounded in the day-to-day reality of working in different types of organisation. This will help support your career in a managerial role, or support you in progressing towards this. Taught by academic experts from the social sciences and our Business School, this degree will enable you to gain work-relevant skills and develop academic expertise through course content that has been planned to address real-world problems. This degree will also open up a range of exciting employment opportunities, helping you to build a career that makes meaningful changes in people’s lives. If you opt for the Foundation Year route, this will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. It is ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree. Highlights
  • This interdisciplinary degree is taught by academic experts actively involved in health and social care research in the UK and around the globe.
  • You will learn about complex organisations and how to manage people and resources while gaining work-relevant skills to support your career development.
  • Teaching integrates key skills for employability in caring environments, for instance in the NHS, social care sector, voluntary organisations and many private sector organisations.
Careers and employability A degree in health and social care prepares you for a wide variety of careers in areas such as:
  • public health
  • mental health
  • criminal justice
  • management and administration
  • child protection
  • health promotion
  • housing.
Our BSc Health and Social Care and Management graduates can follow career paths in a range of settings, such as:
  • health service management
  • social care management
  • service implementation and improvement
  • workforce intelligence analysis
  • workforce development
  • health promotion and education
  • communications and engagement
  • data planning.
We offer a comprehensive careers service - Careers and Enterprise - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.


For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through group work, writing for policy makers and oral presentations as well as more traditional academic essays or reports. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a substantial piece of independent work on a health and social care topic of your choice.

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

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES Our 'with Foundation Year' route is designed to give you extra support as it provides you with an additional year (full-time) or two years (part-time) of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete your Foundation Year studies, you will automatically advance onto the main degree.

Student Outcomes

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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
International £17620 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their course. Tuition fees for students continuing on their course in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
Health and Social Care and Management at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS