4 Year Integrated Masters course
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
C835; Short form: MComSC
Preston (Campus code: U)
This new course is ideal if you wish to undertake higher level research activity, increase your employability and pursue a career in community development, social care and/or third sector managerial posts managing issues of social inequality and social justice. The integrated Master’s in Community and Social Care is an innovative and varied four year course which will help you to develop your awareness of, and skills for, working within the community. While studying social care, social policy and community development, you’ll be supported to gain valuable structured work experience to promote employability and develop skills in undertaking research. The final year builds upon this foundation of knowledge and experience of community practice and offers opportunity to undertake higher level research and develop skills intended to prepare you for community-based managerial positions.
112 Points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent
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.
Candidates with a professional qualification in social care, health or a related area who do not have a first degree will be asked to demonstrate their suitability for postgraduate study on the basis of an essay of 2000/2500 words on a relevant topic.
Candidates may be asked to attend an interview.
You will be able to:
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: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated. Currently the 2018/19 fee level, which is due to increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rates has not been announced by the Government.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
Throughout the programme there is a combination of formative and summative assessments. Summative assessment is through a combination of ‘standard’ essays, extended essays and short pieces of assessed coursework; individual and group presentations; group reports; research projects and community presentations; exams (seen and unseen) are also integrated into various modules. Reflective coursework is an integral part of the structured work experience and the broader programme curriculum. This is used to assess the links students’ make between social theory and the course programme, practice, enhanced professional development and employability.
You’ll undertake higher level research activity, increasing your employability, enabling you to pursue a career in community development, social care and/or third sector managerial posts managing issues of social inequality and social justice.