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Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) will provide you with 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.
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.
This part-time course is ideal if you need to balance studying with other commitments.
93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
You will engage in a full programme of study from September 2020, delivered as a hybrid of online and face-to-face contact. The majority of teaching activities will take place online with contact time on campus of two hours per week for each student (every Thursday, weeks 8–12 and 14–18). The Health and Social Care team remain committed to ensuring we work in partnership with our students and have streamlined the course to ensure wider participation in education, making it even more accessible and flexible.
You will be provided with an assessment calendar at the start of Semester 1 so you are forewarned of assessment dates and therefore better equipped to plan for your studies. Alongside your core taught content, you will undertake our ‘Student, Social, Personal and Professional’ (SSPP) Development programme, starting September 2020.
Outside of formal teaching, you will develop the necessary skills, experience, and competencies to ensure you are in prime position to follow postgraduate and career goals. The course will also include additional support to ensure that you are able to fully engage with the online learning activities.
As a part-time student, you'll have eight hours of contact time a week at the University of Sunderland, plus time spent on independent study.
Your progress will be assessed with group projects/presentations, multiple choice questionnaires, and time-constrained tests. Throughout the degree you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
A full-time version of this course is also available.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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The annual fee for this course is £6,935 per 120 credits.
Please note that this part-time course is not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
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Health and social care is a diverse field, with opportunities to specialise in areas such as young people, mental health, or drug and alcohol abuse support.
Many Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) graduates now work in the NHS, charities such as Age UK and MIND, social care organisations such as Turning Point, and other public, private and voluntary sector health agencies.
Further study is also a popular options, with some graduates choosing to pursue taught Masters courses or research degrees.
We have a regular schedule of guest speakers who discuss their experiences in health and social care. Past speakers have included representatives from Children North East, Lifeline, Healthworks and Headlight.
Attending our programme of guest speakers is an excellent way to hear from practitioners in the field, and also develop a network of professional contacts, which may become useful when applying for placements and jobs.
As part of your degree you will undertake a 60-hour work placement during your final year. This will be your opportunity to apply your learning in a real-life context. You will be able to choose the placement which most closely matches your interests.
Previous students' placements have been with organisations such as local hospices, residential care homes, disability support, schools, mental health services, drug and alcohol services, the North of England Refugee Service, and Age UK.
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