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.
This course received a 90% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020.
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 via seen examinations, short answer papers, practical reports and reviews, case studies, group assessment projects, presentations, essays and health profiles.
Where this course can take you
This programme is aligned to Skills for Health, allowing you to link your learning directly to employment opportunities in the sector.
Successful completion of this course offers improved career opportunities in the sector, which may be within the NHS, voluntary or independent sectors. You’ll be able to progress into a variety of roles, including:
- compliance management
- local authority care management
- policy development
- quality assurance
This degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study and you’ll be able to continue your study on courses such as our Health and Social Care Management and Policy MSc or Public Health MSc.
Collaborative and international links
The Centre for Primary Health and Social Care has research and teaching links with the City University of New York in the USA and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. You can benefit from these collaborations and may be involved in active projects and online discussion with peers on similar programmes.