University of Sunderland

Health and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

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This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Health and Social Care course, with an integrated foundation year. Understand the key issues that affect health, social care and wellbeing. Make a difference to some of society's most vulnerable groups. Gain a well-respected qualification to open doors in the field.

This course will provide you with a detailed understanding of health and social care policy and practice. You will study the key contemporary issues that influence health, social care and the wellbeing of individuals and communities, from a theoretical, policy and practical level.

This degree combines academic rigour with practical experience; you will have the opportunity to test your new knowledge and skills in a 60-hour work placement in your final year.

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Assessment method

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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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L512
Institution code S84
Campus name Sir Tom Cowie Campus
Campus code B

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

We are a University that is nationally recognised for supporting learners particularly from non-traditional backgrounds and many students come to us with no formal qualifications but with valuable work experience. Perhaps you have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a 3-year degree, or you may be looking to embark upon a new career path and want more a little time to develop your study skills and broaden your subject knowledge before starting your degree.

As we are committed to supporting learners from non-traditional backgrounds succeed at University we consider a range of factors including previous work, life and educational experience.

Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education.

Eligible entry qualifications:

1. Any combination of Level 2 qualifications (NVQ or GCSE) and to have attempted a Level 3 qualification (e.g. A or AS-levels, BTEC Certificates/Diplomas, ACCESS courses) but not reached the grades required
2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.

You are expected to also have GSCE grade C or above in Mathematics and English Language. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above. Equivalent alternative qualifications are also accepted, such as Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. However, we may be able to work with you to ensure that you are able to gain these in the first year of the course if you do not currently hold these, depending on your experience.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,500 * Year 1
England £4,500 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,500 * Year 1
Scotland £4,500 * Year 1
Wales £4,500 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Foundation Year £4,500 Honours Degree Year 1, 2 & 3 £9,250. Visit our website to find out about our range of Scholarships.

Provider information

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University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Chester Road

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