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Why Health and Social Care?
This is an integrated Master’s four-year health and social care degree. Designed to combine both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single degree this course aims to equip you with the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to meet the rapidly expanding and changing environment in health and social care.
This course aims to give you the knowledge, understanding and core skills required to pursue a wide range of careers in a variety of statutory or non-statutory, community or residential health and social care settings. Graduates might go into areas such as working in drugs and alcohol, housing, women’s centres, domestic violence and disability.
How will you learn?
You’ll be taught different aspects of health and social care, from looking at how to assess needs to being introduced to law, social policy, assessment and care planning
You’ll explore your own values in relation to working with diverse groups, and engage in becoming a reflective practitioner
Taking a hands-on approach you’ll have the opportunity to put your theoretical skills into practice through undertaking a work placement in your third year. This will support and enhance your learning, increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry so that you can reach your full potential
- You’ll be taught by a very supportive and experienced teaching team who have worked in a range of health and social care roles. They’ll use their expertise to bring their teaching to life with real-life case studies
Giving you the opportunity to develop your skills and put you in a good position for both the UK and an international jobs market, personal and professional development, leadership and international perspectives are keen components of this course. You’ll also be supported in exploring and identifying a range of career choices for yourself.
Understanding Health and Social Care
Introduction to Law and Social Policy
Social Science and Professional Practice
Working Together with Service Users and Carers
Leadership in Health and Community Settings
Research Methods and Skills
Assessing Community Needs and Developing Resources
Social Care Interventions
International Health and Social Development
Work Placement and Reflection
Assessment and Care Planning
Choose one of the following option modules
Think Family and Strength Based Approaches
International Perspectives in Health and Social Care
Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching
You will be assessed through a wide range of methods including essays, presentations, poster presentations, workshops and portfolios. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, presentations and essays.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||from a combination of level 3 qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.|
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Human and Health Science - Admissions
+44 (0)1484 471451
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625