Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years.
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
L512; Short form: BSc/HSC
Burnley (Campus code: A)
BSc (Hons) - Top-up
If you’re working, or intending to work, with individuals, families, groups or communities in residential and community-based health, social care, and related settings, this top-up course is for you. The main topic areas covered on this course are health and social policy in health care practice and rehabilitation within both physical and mental health services, research, critical enquiry skills, health promotion, mentoring and supervision skills, self-management and leadership skills.
Foundation Degree plus GCSE Maths and English grade C or FS2 or KS3. GCSE requirements not applicable to progression students.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
Choose two modules from the following list:
The course has potential relevance to you if you have gained a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, or equivalent qualification such as a Diploma in a health or social care subject, and wish to further develop your knowledge base to Honours degree level.
The School of Health has developed this BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care in response to the needs of health and social care providers in the voluntary, private and public sectors. The intention of this programme of study is to achieve an understanding of the nature of health and social care, delivery research evidence, management and health and social care policy. The core of the programme involves the application of evidence based practice and social and behavioural science disciplines to current health and social care practice and delivery.
You will develop an awareness of the changing political, philosophical, economic, cultural and social contexts of health and social care services and will be encouraged to look at the current quality and performance agendas. The undertaking of core modules will enable you to build up a solid knowledge base and develop advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills. A range of optional module choices from specialist areas of health and social care will encourage you to develop both an individual perspective and to pursue your particular interests and areas of practice.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: TBC per 20 credit module
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
You will experience a variety of different learning and teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, discussions, e learning, eLearn, student presentations, independent study, mentoring/supervision experience. In addition some of the programme contact will be delivered alongside students on vocational health care programmes such as nursing and physiotherapy.
You will experience a variety of assessment methods including written assignments, presentations, research proposals or practice based project and reflective writing.
You’ll graduate with a knowledge and skills base enabling you to pursue the growing range of non-vocational career pathways in a variety of current and future developments in health and social care both within the state and private sector.