This programme enables students who have undergone the FdSc in Health and Social Care, or have equivalent qualifications, to develop and complete a full degree. The course will prepare students for senior, leadership or management roles in the health and social care sector. Students are also encouraged to engage with contemporary health and social care policy and to critically engage with local, national and international drivers. The programme aims to allow for students to effectively work collaboratively as a member of the multi-agency team and to understand professional and organisational boundaries. The course will reflect on student’s experience and previous learning whilst developing critical analysis and synthesis of information in order to study for their independent research module.
UCAS Course Code: L5G4
Full Time 1 day per week for 1 year, Part Time 2 half days for 2 Years
The course includes the following modules:
Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care: Will allow for students to discuss modern societal changes to health and well-being considering our culturally diverse and ever-changing local environment. Students will analyse societal attitudes and its effects on the systems in the health and social care sector.
Health Psychology: Will allow for students to develop their knowledge in biological and cultural influences of health and illness and the conceptual tools used for individuals to identify with health beliefs and behaviours.
Leadership and Change in Health and Social Care: Will allow for students to engage in depth with the leadership and management theory and to develop confidence with change management theory in complex organisational environments.
Independent Research Module: Will be studied over the academic year and students will complete a dissertation on a topic of their own choosing. Students will be allocated a named tutor to support them with their research.
Optional Modules: Student will complete one optional module and they can choose from either Older Adult Care or Integrated Approaches to Dual Diagnosis.
Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.
Teaching and Assessment Methods
The course will be delivered on campus and teaching will include a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor.
Students will receive 6 hours of teaching per week throughout this course. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.
Students will be assessed through a variety of methods, including individual interviews, essays, case studies, exams and presentations.
The requirements would be for the students to progress from the FdSc in Health and Social Care or equivalent.
We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.
As part of this programme of study you will be required to have a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will be required to pay the cost of this. A DBS must be in place before you start your placement. You may be able to supply an existing DBS but this must be within 3 years of issue.
This course is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career within health and social care.
This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including, nursing and social work.
If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include progression onto a Masters Degree.
UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.
We also have a range of other financial support available.
Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment).
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay.
Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies).
Printing and photocopying.
- A DBS check will be required, which you must pay for.