Newman University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Applied Health and Social Care (top-up)

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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) Applied Health and Social Care Top-Up award is designed to take students who have completed a range of level 5 qualifications to progression to an honours degree. It helps students to apply theory and practice in both health and social care settings and offers a platform for employment in health or social care. It can also act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment. It is suitable as a base for those who wish to move onto one of the many health or social professions or those who want to keep their options open. There are two routes to achieve this top-up award via a BA and BSc which have different UCAS codes for applying. The BSc is more applied to health and the BA is more applied to social care. Full time applications for this top-up award are made via UCAS and part-time applications are made directly to Newman University. The BSc (Hons) Applied Health and Social Care Top-Up award is designed to take students who have completed a range of level 5 qualifications to progression to an honours degree. It helps students to apply theory and practice in both health and social care settings and offers a platform for employment in health or social care. It can also act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment. It is suitable as a base for those who wish to move onto one of the many health or social professions or those who want to keep their options open. There are two routes to achieve this top-up award via a BA and BSc which have different UCAS codes for applying. The BSc is more applied to health and the BA is more applied to social care. Full time applications for this top-up award are made via UCAS and part-time applications are made directly to Newman University. Course Content The course intends to develop in students the appropriate knowledge, understandings, skills and values required of them to work, research and continue their studies in health or social care. It will provide a range of educational experiences that enable students to work in a multi-cultural environment. It will enable students to develop a professional and caring approach to their work with individuals and communities, and to become reflective learners and practitioners.

Course details


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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Entry requirements are flexible and recognize a range of academic qualifications, as well as work experience. All applicants will need to have 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 and obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. For example a relevant HND or foundation degree qualification. You will also need five GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE English Language, or a recognised equivalent.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.newman.ac.uk/single-and-joint-honours/4092/health-and-social-care-bsc-hons-top-up-award#tab-entry

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2020/21 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, for initial enrolment to your course in subsequent years. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Additional cost information associated with undergraduate degrees can be found at https://www.newman.ac.uk/knowledge-base/additional-costs-for-undergraduate-courses/
Applied Health and Social Care (top-up) at Newman University, Birmingham - UCAS