University of Winchester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Health and Social Care (Disability Studies) is the ideal programme for students who know that they want to work in the field of disability, but are not yet sure which direction they want to take, or for those who wish to pursue academic study in disability studies.
You will have the valuable opportunity to explore issues around disability within the context of health, wellbeing and social care, from a multi-agency and community perspective, for a range of different people whether that is around conditions or issues such as physical impairment, intellectual and (neuro)developmental disabilities, autism, mental health issues, or older people.
The overall aim of the pathway is to equip you with the academic and practice‐based knowledge and understandings to be challenging and critical agents of change in the public, private or voluntary sector, and to work in ways that will support and empower members of ‘vulnerable’ groups to gain effective support, inclusion, independence and wellbeing.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence. All undergraduate applicants are also required to provide evidence of English Language and will need to obtain a minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall (including 5.5 in Writing).
|UCAS Tariff||88 - 104 points||A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.|
|Access to HE Diploma||We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.|
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications).
If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants are recommended to seek relevant paid or voluntary work experience prior to application
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|