London Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Why study this course?
Our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree is designed to help you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills required for a professional career in the health and social care sector. The programme is aligned to the standards specified by Skills for Health (the Skills Council for the NHS) and on completion of the course you’ll be able to demonstrate to prospective employers that your advanced skills conform to the National Occupational Standards (NOS).
Our course is also fully validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), so if you choose to specialise in housing you'll receive free student membership of the CIH.
In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 96% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
More about this course
Our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree will equip you with skills to analyse important public health and social care issues. The course is informed by current and expected changes in the UK healthcare sector, including advances in healthcare technology, quality concerns and the rising cost of providing care. During your seminars and lectures we’ll place a unique emphasis on London and urban health, where we face the biggest health and social challenges.
We’ll employ a comprehensive approach to study, looking at care and its clinical implications holistically to provide you with a wider set of health and social care career opportunities after graduation. In addition to acquiring knowledge in public health, health promotion, policy and ethical aspects of care, you’ll also gain transferable skills that are useful for postgraduate study and those that are sought after in a range of professional careers. You’ll develop your ability to use evidence to inform your decisions, acquiring skills in observation, enquiry and critical analysis.
Our teaching is underpinned by current research and you’ll be taught by lecturers who are experts in the field of health and social care. We’ll place a consistent focus on the application of theory to practice and teaching will be based on the need to develop your ability to deal with critical issues in the sector.
The course is delivered using a blended learning approach through online seminars, case studies and video content. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a health and social care related work placement module, and although you'll be required to find a suitable placement yourself, our team will provide all the support you’ll need.
We’re aware of, and responsive to, the specific requirements of our student body. As many of our students don’t come through traditional paths to higher education, we’ve put systems in place to support you to get back into education. At London Met you’ll have access to student success coaches, academic tutors and pastoral support, helping you to settle into university life and reach your academic potential.
You'll be assessed through seen examinations, short answer papers, practical reports and reviews, case studies, group assessment projects, presentations, essays and health profiles.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BBC||Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points) in three or more A levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 6 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 15 credits
|Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.|
|Scottish Higher||CCCCDD||A minimum of 114 UCAS points to include four passes (grade C) at higher level in a related subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.|
English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).
We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|