Why study health and social care?
If you’re a practitioner working in health and social care, your diploma level qualifications can only take you so far.
Studying health and social care to degree level allows you to deepen your knowledge of practice and policy, and build valuable confidence, resilience and expertise.
Studying at this level gives you a springboard into more advanced or specialist roles, and greater flexibility to progress and develop in your career.
Why UWE Bristol?
BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care is for anyone working in the NHS, social care and independent voluntary sector, who wants to top up their qualifications to degree level.
Open to both registered and non-registered health and social care practitioners, it’s a flexible inter-professional course that gives you access to the latest thinking in care delivery, and equips you with skills and insights to help you take your career to the next level.
Choose from a huge variety of professional development modules, to tailor what you study towards your specific area of interest whether that’s nursing and midwifery, mental health, adult or child nursing, the allied health professions, leadership or research.
Explore, and reflect on, different approaches and perspectives in care delivery. Develop your knowledge of social and health sciences, current policy, and national and international guidelines for practice. Build the professional skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for enhancing quality of care.
Study part-time while working, building on your existing practice and feeding what you learn on the course back into your current role.
You’ll graduate as a highly resilient, reflective practitioner, able to respond positively to changes in practice, with the leadership skills and confidence to promote service improvements and drive your career forward.
Where can it take me?
This course allows you to develop and extend your role in the area of health or social care you’re working in whether that’s nursing, midwifery, the allied health professions or care sector. You might also be working for a charity, in the voluntary sector or in complementary therapies.
You could take your skills and knowledge into other areas of health and social care, or progress into more advanced or specialist roles. You could also progress onto a master’s qualification, to specialise further in your chosen area of practice or interest.