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Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Top-up

Course Overview

This Top-up degree is designed for those who already hold a relevant Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or other relevant Level 5 qualification. This Honours level top-up will help you develop a critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, as well as the skills you need for effective graduate-level practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.

You will learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services and gain the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to research areas of personal interest in the health and social care sector within your dissertation module.

The modules studied may include:

  • Advanced Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Practice
  • Evidence in Practice
  • Counselling Theory
  • Dissertation.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a small-scale research project within a health and social care context.

Apply for Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Top-up via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This Top-up degree is designed for those who already hold a relevant Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or other relevant Level 5 qualification. This Honours level top-up will help you develop a critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, as well as the skills you need for effective graduate-level practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment.

You will learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services and gain the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to research areas of personal interest in the health and social care sector within your dissertation module.

The modules studied may include:

  • Advanced Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Practice
  • Evidence in Practice
  • Counselling Theory
  • Dissertation.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a small-scale research project within a health and social care context.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment is largely via coursework and written assignments – reflective essays, project reports and presentations. Teaching sessions take the form of lectures, supervised discussions, group work and guest speakers.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

This course will open up a variety of graduate career paths in the health and social care sectors, and give you the potential to work in a managerial or supervisory capacity. You could become a Registered Manager in a children’s or adult setting, a Family Support Worker, Residential Care Worker in Children or Adult Services, Youth Worker, Learning Support Worker or Assistant Social Worker. Post-graduate qualifications in Social Work or Teaching (PGCE) are also a possibility.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to commencing any work placement.

Fees

The course fee is £7800.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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18th January 2023