Swansea University

Health and Social Care Swansea University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Studying the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree is ideal for students who are interested in careers in environments such as the NHS, Social Services, independent health and social care, voluntary and charitable sectors. Students are sometimes taught alongside those undertaking other related degrees, such as Social Policy and Medical Science and Humanities, and will have opportunities to form professional and academic relationships early in their career.

This degree prepares you to work across professional and organisational boundaries - something consistent with the current UK policy aim to achieve better integration between health and social care.
You are given an overview of the structure and organisation of UK health and social care and major UK and Welsh Government policy on health and social care provision. The course produces graduates equipped with transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation, problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • EMPLOYABILITY: 99% of graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job six months after graduating (Unistats, 2017)

  • AVERAGE EARNINGS: Managerial roles in the health and social care service sector usually range from £25,411 to £46,600 at the higher end.

  • You will have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for.

  • You will have the opportunity to incorporate a work placement as part of the degree

  • There is also the opportunity to undertake study visits abroad, including a two-week, college specific international summer programme.

Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

Course details


Year 1 compulsory
The Sociology of Social Policy
The Politics of Social Policy
Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Origins and Theory of Health & Social Care Research
Sociology of Health and Illness
Introduction to Health Law
Health Service Practice
Careers and Employability
Study Skills
Year 2 compulsory
Disability Policy
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Sociology of Health and Illness 2
Health Promotion and Health Education
Qualitative Research & Critical Appraisal for Health & Social Care
Psychology, Health, Illness and Medicine

Year 2 optional
Equality, Diversity and Citizenship
Enhancing Employability Through Work Experience
Health Law and Practice
Difference and Equity
Health and Economics

Year 3 compulsory:
Social Policy in an Ageing World
Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care
Ethics in Health and Social Care
Applied Psychology, Health, Illness and Medicine
Public Health and Epidemiology

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed through group work, presentations, seminars, and also via essays, practical laboratory work and written reports and examinations.

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

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Course code L510
Institution code S93
Campus name Singleton Park Campus
Campus code -

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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The College of Human and Health Sciences welcomes international applications and considers a wide range of international qualifications For this course, international students must have an IELTS score of 6.0 Details of our facilities, support and qualification equivalencies/requirements can be found on our dedicated international student pages - www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/ For further information email chhsinternational@swansea.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 18 credits
Extended Project We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success.

If you are predicted a grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one
grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 345 points.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass and either CC at A2 level or DD at BTEC.

Minimum five A*-C GCSEs including Welsh/English Language.

Fees and funding

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Provider information

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Swansea University
Singleton Park

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Swansea University Admissions Office

01792 295111