H258; Short form:
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 five 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.
Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 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.
You will be able to:
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £6,165 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 5 will be £9,250 (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 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.