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Course summary

Take your first steps towards a fulfilling future in health and social care. This degree equips you to deliver effective support services which help people live more independent, active and healthy lives. It sets you on your way to a career where you can make a real difference. Why choose this course Versatile and skilled health and social care professionals are in demand like never before. Join a course designed in partnership with experts from the sector, ensuring your studies are up to date and relevant. How you will learn The BA (Hons) Health and Social Care gives you a thorough understanding of latest policies and practice as well as exciting opportunities to apply your knowledge to real work situations. You will have access to impressive facilities including clinical skills and immersive simulation suites. Opportunities and experiences Put theory into practice with two work placements in different settings, from care homes to community projects. These will give you crucial experience in a range of settings – from statutory agencies to community projects. Careers and employability Our emphasis is on nurturing versatile and flexible health and social care professionals who are not restricted by boundaries and who can work in multi-professional teams. This degree equips you for rewarding roles in areas such as, local authority, NHS and multi-agency teams working with children, young people and adults, homelessness and social housing services and intensive family support teams, to name but a few. The course will also give you a firm foundation of knowledge if you would like to specialise in areas such as, social work, nursing, teaching and therapies in future. Did you know? This course is also available with a Foundation Year.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re proud to welcome applications from candidates with practice experience in youth work, health, social care and education. This is as part of our commitment to enable those from non-traditional backgrounds to be able to study as part of our commitment to widening participation

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.5; with at least IELTS 6.0 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health and Social Care at University of Derby - UCAS