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Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up

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    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: L510
  • Institutional code: H65


This one year course designed for students who have completed the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or equivalent Level 5 qualification with transferable modules. All students embarking on this course will need to have experience working within the health and social care sector and will be encouraged to have a prearranged placement in an appropriate setting. Modules will focus on relating theory to practice to enable undergraduates to continue to enhance and develop their professional skills.

The aim of this course is to achieve an understanding of the nature of health and social care, research evidence, health and social care policy and health and social care delivery. The core of the programme involves the application of social and behavioural science disciplines and concepts to current core themes, skills and issues relevant to health and social care delivery. You will develop an awareness of the changing political, philosophical, economic, cultural and social contexts of health and social care services.

Undergraduates will also enhance their ability to work independently and extend their knowledge in specialist sectors of health and social care through selecting research areas which reflect their interests. Skills in academic inquiry, analysis, the presentation of balanced, evidence-based and reasoned arguments and conclusions are developed to meet the student’s educational and employment objectives. Knowledge, skills, motivation, personal development and employability skills are included to encourage learning and development for future work and life situations. Undergraduates are required to carry out independent research on a chosen topic area to complete their undergraduate dissertation. All students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor to support them throughout this process.

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject
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What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Health and Social Care Management
  • Midwifery
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Research
  • Teaching

Duration

One year, full time or two years, part time

Contacts

Primary contact:
Kerrie Hewitt
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 6574 or email: kerrie.hewitt@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Hayley Wilson
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5539 or email: hayley.wilson2@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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