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BA (Hons)

Applied Community & Social Care Studies (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

If you want to study community and social care studies at university level but don’t have the formal qualifications, this foundation entry degree is for you. Successfully complete it and you’ll be guaranteed a place on the BA (Hons) Applied Community and Social Care Studies degree.

Why study with us

  • Joint
    in the UK for graduate prospects (on track)
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  • 2nd
    in the North West for research quality
    Complete University Guide (Social Work)
  • Excellent student support from the foundation entry course team and the University’s wider support services.
  • Guided opportunities to access structured work experience via our own Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL).
  • Engage in interactive lectures and seminars, with two full days per week taking place in-person on campus, 100% face-to-face.
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Applied Community & Social Care Studies students in discussion
Applied Community & Social Care Studies students in discussion

What you'll do

  • Interactive, inclusive and engaging lectures and seminars which incorporate a blended approach to learning. These are delivered both in class and online over two set days, for flexibility of learning and study.
  • Opportunities to study international approaches to community and social care in a variety of countries, including Poland and Greece.
  • You will work in partnership with our on-campus Comensus team, who provide engaging service-user participation.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Start university this September

Clearing officially opens on July 5 2024, but you can sign up for priority Clearing early and we'll help you find a place on a course that's right for you.

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Academic expertise

Dr Stuart Cameron
Senior Lecturer in Social Care & Social Policy
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Stuart teaches on the Social Work, Social Policy and Sociology, and Community and Social Care programmes from Year 1 to Masters level. His specific areas of interest are education policy, undergraduate employment, welfare history, social theory, and the sociology of childhood. …

Future careers

On completion of your chosen progression route, professional career and employment opportunities can be accessed.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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