Want to make a difference? The BA (Hons) Applied Community and Social Care Studies (Top-Up) will provide you with a strong knowledge base and develops key skills required for community and social care leadership roles.
A range of specialist modules/topics are offered to suit your areas of interest: management skills in community practice; racism, ethnicity and social welfare; critical social policy; social housing and homelessness; mental health and social care; drugs and society; poverty, exclusion and social justice; crime and society; and many more.
Course team members are experienced academics whose specialist research and scholarly activity is in areas associated with community or social care practice. In addition to academic experience, many staff on the course team have worked as qualified social workers, whilst most others have direct experience of practice in the social care and community development sectors.
In addition to enhancing your employment opportunities the programme provides essential educational underpinnings for students to progress onto further postgraduate study and research in, for example, social work, social policy, education, community leadership etc.
Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years.
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
BA (Hons) - Top-up
Preston (Campus code: U)
2 compulsory modules, 1 ‘pathway option’ module (either SW3813 or SW3811), and 2 optional modules (must be from different ‘cluster’ groups)
Optional Modules (choose from)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Pass Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care; Foundation Degree Children, Young People and their Services; or similar Foundation Degree (subject to Accreditation of Prior Learning policy).
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
This course is based in the School of Social Work, Care and Community
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course 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.