Our flexible, broad-based degree in Health and Social Care is the ideal starting point for a range of rewarding careers in a variety of sectors.
You will explore health and social care in a wide range of national and international contexts, covering themes including social policy, public health, epidemiology, psychology, human biology and physiology, law and ethics relating to health, equality, and social justice.
You will gain a clear understanding of the structures and policies underpinning health and social care in the UK and develop excellent communication, research and analytical skills that are highly valued by employers.
WHY HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AT SWANSEA?
As a student at Wales’s largest provider of healthcare education, you will be immersed in a dynamic research and learning environment with many opportunities to build links with students from related disciplines.
This is part of our collaborative approach to health and social care, aimed at improving integration between the sectors and preparing you for a career working across traditional organisational and professional boundaries.
Alongside your academic work, you will take modules in professional development and have the option to complete a work placement as part of your degree. You also have the opportunity to take part in two-week, college specific international summer programmes.
YOUR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE EXPERIENCE
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CAREERS
As a Health and Social Care graduate, a wealth of careers are open to you in the NHS, social services, the civil service, independent health and social care, and charitable organisations.
You also have many options for further study. Recent graduates have gone on to postgraduate teaching certificates, Paramedic Science courses, and Master’s level study in Social Work, Health Promotion, Cognitive Neuroscience and Humanitarian Aid.
Nearly 100 per cent of Health and Social Care graduates are employed within six months of graduation (Unistats 2017).