Health and Social Care (with Integrated Foundation Year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS

University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Health and Social Care (with Integrated Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Do you want to support and help others with your future career in health and social care? This foundation degree in health and social care is designed with a range of engaging modules to allow you to develop your professional and personal skills. Our health and social care foundation course will provide you with the skills to allow you to pursue your ideal career by either progressing onto a professional health course or by completing the four-year degree to hit the ground running working in health and social care. Course Overview This integrated foundation year entry route offers an alternative, supportive route for students who may not have the required qualification(s) for direct entry onto some of our level 4 programmes, or those who may have taken an extended break from education. By successfully completing the first year of this programme you may be able to apply to transfer onto one of our health professional programmes. If you do not wish to specialise after completing year one, you can continue onto the full health and social care degree. The full degree will support your academic advancement to prepare you for your ideal career in health and social care. You'll enhance your personal skills including communication, teamworking, self-management, motivation, resilience, self-awareness and confidence. On this course you will...

  • Have the option to transfer onto one of our health professional programmes (listed above) or progress onto the full health and social care degree at the end of the integrated foundation year.
  • Study a range of engaging modules that will develop your confidence in your academic skills so that you are prepared for further study.
  • Be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience from across our Institute of Health, covering a spectrum of health and social care professions.
  • Study health and social care as part of an active and vibrant community of like-minded Institute of Health students who want to make a difference.
  • Access pastoral and academic support that is embedded in the programme to guide you on your journey into higher education, with a Student Development Coordinator providing advice and guidance.
What you will learn The programme is designed to equip you with academic, research, analytical and problem-solving skills. You will consider others cultural values and beliefs, approaches to care across diverse cultures and communities, recognising and appreciating similarities and differences. Year 1
  • Essential University Skills 1
  • Essential University Skills 2
  • Contemporary Issues and the Media
  • Professional Practice in the Community
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
Year 2
  • Developing Academic Writing and Reflective Practice
  • Introduction to Health and Well-being
  • Personalisation in Health and Social Care
  • Development through the Life Course
  • Values and Principles of Health and Social Care
  • Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice
Year 3
  • Introduction to Advancing Mental Health across the Healthcare Spectrum
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Equity in Practice
  • Duty of Care – Principles and Implementation
  • Leadership and Change
  • Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care
Year 4
  • Applied Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice
  • Communication Skills in Health and Social Care
  • Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding across the Lifespan
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English at grade C/4. If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13575 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Health and Social Care (with Integrated Foundation Year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS