Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up


Approved by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Start:
September
Location:
University Centre and St Winefride's Campus
Level:
6
Institution code:
H65
UCAS code:
L510

Course Details

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.

  • Current Research Issues in Health and Health Care Systems
  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • Leadership at all Levels Health and Social Care Practice Project
  • Drugs and Health in Society
  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices
  • Enhancing Physical Wellbeing in Mental Health Practice
  • Principles of Dementia Care
For full entry criteria, please see the Programme Specification.
One year, full time or two years, part time.
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.

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

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

Primary contact:
Hayley Wilson
Email: hayley.wilson2@hughbaird.ac.uk

Secondary contact:
Delyth Coles
Email: delyth.coles@hughbaird.ac.uk

How much will this course cost me?

Tuition fee loans cover university/college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university/college by Student Finance England, so you don’t need a pot of money up front.

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 a certain amount.

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It’s never too late to learn

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 years or above). Even if you don't have the entry requirements, you may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience, so we would consider your application on an individual basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for 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. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Yes. We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help guide you through the admissions process, from selecting the right course, to completing your UCAS application and applying for financial support.

If you have any questions, or need help at any stage, call the Retention and Progression Team on 0151 353 4444, or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Important terms, conditions and disclaimer information about our courses can be found on our Wider Information Set.