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Applied Social Care (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)
Applied Social Care (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Applied Social Care (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

  • ID:UNIC440301
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.
  • Applicants are expected to have:
    • GCSE English Language.
    • Functional/Key Skills are accepted.

English requirement

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands

Course Information

Our Social Care Joint Honours course focuses on the context within which social problems arise and includes in-depth examination of social issues and the ways in which these issues are addressed. You can combine your study with complementary subjects such as Health Studies, Education, Law, Sociology and Psychology.

This course recognises the current climate, particularly on service delivery, examining how individuals, organisations and communities seek solutions to social problems and effectively respond to social issues. You will be equipped with the key skills required for working in the social care sector.

This course will develop your understanding of social welfare and social care provision in areas such as community development, safeguarding vulnerable adults, health promotion, mental health, substance misuse and gender-based issues. The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and empathy to empower those considered to be disadvantaged in society in order to improve their lives and maximise their choices.

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  • SWK1061 Contemporary Social Issues
  • SWK1065 Developing Professional Skills for Employment
  • SWK1066 Understanding Social Development


  • SWK2063 Developing Research Skills
  • SWK2064 Applying Law and Policy to Social Change
  • SWK2065P Work Based Learning and Reflective Working
  • SWK2066 Skills for Working in Mental Health
  • SWK2067 Models and Experiences of Disabilities
  • SWK2068 Effective Partnership Working
  • SWK2069 Working with Addiction


  • SWK4011 Professional Report/Dissertation ¹
  • SWK4012 Applied Social Care Joint Dissertation ²
  • SWK4013 Applied Social Care Evaluation Report ³
  • SWK3023 Housing and Community Living
  • SWK3028 Housing and Community Living
  • SWK3029 Advocating for and with Children and Young People
  • SWK3030 Working with an Ageing Population
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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • areers in care and support management, volunteering scheme leader, education, teaching, educational psychologist, advice worker, adult guidance worker, equality and diversity officer, family mediator, housing allocations officer

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

 £470 per year

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