The Health and Social Care BSc degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to analyse important public health and social care issues. The course is informed by current and expected changes in the UK healthcare sector, and given the UK’s ageing population, advances in healthcare technology, quality concerns and the rising cost of providing healthcare.
As a fully validated course by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), we provide a comprehensive and comparative approach to health and social care. The course is delivered using a blended learning approach through online seminars, case studies and video content, helping you to develop confidence, knowledge and skills required for your career.
Our teaching is underpinned by current research and you’ll be taught by research-active teaching staff and experts in the health and social care sector, acquiring skills in observation, enquiry and critical analysis under their guidance. You’ll cover public health, health promotion, policy and ethical aspects of care, and develop your ability to use evidence to inform your decisions and deal with the critical issues in health and social care.
Employability is at the heart of this course and there are opportunities for personal and professional development, including our Open Language Programme which offers the chance to learn a language, and our work placements which give you practical experience in the industry.
You’ll be assessed via seen examinations, short answer papers, practical reports and reviews, case studies, group assessment projects, presentations, essays and health profiles.
After the course
This programme is aligned to Skills for Health competences, the skills sector council for the healthcare sector where you’ll be able to map your competences by the end of the programme enhancing your employment opportunities.
Successful completion of this course offers improved career opportunities in the fields of health and social care. This may be within the NHS, voluntary and independent sectors. Our graduates have found careers in mental health and medical rehabilitation, and as support workers in the NHS, housing associations and charity organisations.
This degree programme is also excellent preparation for research or postgraduate study.