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Course summary

This considered course combines current health and wellbeing concepts with necessary knowledge for social care in practice. Our team of industry experts in the School of Society and Community ensure your education meets modern workplace standards, training research skills, methodologies and awareness of technology using our outstanding facilities. You will study in-depth issues informing health and wellbeing measures, including gender, background, law and community, learning effective ways to address physical, mental and social wellbeing. University of Wolverhampton graduates are renowned for their comprehension of subjects, skilful application of research and ability to reflect on their own practice. Social care and health and wellbeing are two major issues in society today. The Social Care and Health & Wellbeing degree offers you the chance to understand and analyse the complexities of these two key aspects of the social world. Our health and care needs are changing: our lifestyles are increasing our risk of preventable disease and are affecting our wellbeing, we are living longer with more multiple long-term conditions like asthma, diabetes and heart disease and the health inequality gap is increasing. In addition, the very terms ‘health’, ‘illness’ and ‘wellbeing’ are themselves contested concepts which are mediated by individuals, by society, by politics and by organisational systems and processes. People’s experiences of health and wellbeing are therefore both complex and multi-faceted. This engaging and values-led degree programme will enable you to understand and critically analyse the broad range of issues and concepts which affect the health of individuals, groups and communities locally, nationally and internationally; to consider ways of improving health and wellbeing which make best use of collective resources and develop your personal, professional and practical skills and capabilities. This will complement your study of Social Care because these issues often have a major impact on the lives of people who use Social Care services. Social Care is a key ingredient in meeting the future social challenges that we face as a society. It is critical to the decisions we make about how we care for and support one another. It seeks to influence key political and policy debates about how we distribute social and financial resources and how we answer fundamental questions relevant to contemporary society. The specialist award in Social Care and Health and Wellbeing is designed for those who want to develop a career within the expanding social care and health & wellbeing sector. Students can study specific populations, such as children and/or adults and to develop their understanding of critical contemporary debates. The course will equip you with knowledge and skills appropriate to a range of graduate jobs in the social care and health & wellbeing sector.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here -
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