This course gives you the opportunity to gain critical understanding of integrated health and social care welfare structures and processes, as well as advanced theoretical knowledge and skills in practice and management in the sector. You can study this course on either a full or part-time basis. The completion of at least one (and optionally two) placements enables you to gain practical, real-world experience of a health and social care environment.
New for 2020/21 is the integration of different degree routes within Health and Social Care (chosen at the end of Stage 1). Each of the routes maintain a strong basis in social sciences and have been developed to address both student and employer needs. The new routes allow you to develop the attributes you need to succeed in these roles. Graduate with a named degree in one of four routes:
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: focus on broad topics and theories relating to health and social care, applying them to contemporary issues such as mental health, substance use and domestic abuse.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Health and Wellbeing: focus on public health-related issues such as health promotion, health inequalities, health ethics, and health wellbeing.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Practice: focus on practice knowledge and skills related to health and social care, such as counselling skills, and how to devise effective and theoretically sound assessment and intervention plans.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Management and Leadership: focus on skills for management related to working effectively with other employees and considerations about wellbeing at work. You'll also focus on management and leadership, as well as project management and social entrepreneurship.
As well as the new routes, this degree is also integrated with our social studies’ sister courses; Sociology and Criminology. This way we are better able to combine teaching across the school to enable you to choose from a wider range of options. The option choices increase as you progress through the course, allowing you to focus more on your preferred areas of study in the final year.