Why study this course?
This is a top-up version of the Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.
This course is strongly focused on enhancing your job prospects and is aligned to the standards specified by Skills for Health (the Skills Council for the NHS). After completion of the course you’ll be able to demonstrate to prospective employers that your advanced skills conform to the National Occupational Standards (NOS).
More about this course
This top-up degree will allow you to progress in your studies and gain relevant knowledge to analyse social care issues. The course draws on the latest research and is informed by contemporary health and social care policies, as well as expected changes to the sector. As part of the degree you’ll explore modern challenges, including the ageing population, emerging healthcare technology and the rising cost of providing care.
You’ll be taught by health and social care sector experts, who will provide informed and practical insights into areas such as psychosocial perspectives of health, counselling, research, health improvement and behaviour change. The joint focus on knowledge and teaching practical skills will allow you to acquire abilities in analysis, enquiry and observation.
After completion of the course you’ll be able to deal with critical issues in health and social care, rendering you attractive to employers in the sector.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 3 modules include:
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care 2 (core, 15 credits)
Health Project (core, 30 credits)
Leadership and Management in Professional Contexts (core, 30 credits)
Research Methods and Evaluation Skills (core, 15 credits)
Homelessness and Housing Policy (option, 15 credits)
Housing Issues and Housing Solutions (option, 15 credits)
Urban Health (option, 30 credits)
Where this course can take you
This programme is aligned to Skills for Health competencies, the Sector Skills Council for Health for the UK health sector.
Successful completion of this course offers improved career opportunities in the fields of health and social care. This may be within the NHS, voluntary or 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.