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Health and Social Care
Bachelor of Health and Social Care (Hons)
Bachelor of Health and Social Care (Hons)

Bachelor of Health and Social Care (Hons)

  • ID:UB440171
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 59, Reading: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59


Course Information

This course is designed to develop your knowledge of health and social care, and the wider social, policy, legal and organisational environment within which they are situated both within the UK and internationally.

You will study areas including the sociology of health, public health, mental health, disability, multi-agency working as well as welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups.

There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the course, which will enable you to develop a range of transferable, employability-enhancing skills.

This course achieved 98% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015.

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  • Introduction To Health And Social Care (ASS072-1) Compulsory
  • Law, Society And Controversy (ASS071-1) Compulsory
  • Skills For The Social Sciences (ASS065-1) Compulsory
  • Understanding The Human Services (ASS066-1) Compulsory
  • Global Public Health (ASS007-2) Compulsory
  • Multi-Agency Working (ASS069-2) Compulsory
  • Researching, Representing And Evidencing The Social World (ASS081-2) Compulsory
  • The Social Sciences At Work (ASS099-2) Compulsory
  • Addictions And Society (ASS106-2) Optional
  • Comparing Welfare Internationally (ASS068-2) Optional
  • Disability In Childhood: Critical Perspectives On Policy And Practice (ASS062-2) Optional
  • Mental Health And Society (ASS091-2) Optional
  • Refugees, Displacement And The Politics Of Migration (ASS096-2) Optional
  • Sociology Of Health And Illness (ASS045-2) Optional
  • Health Services Planning And Management (ASS134-3) Compulsory
  • Independent Project In Health And Social Care (ASS118-3) Compulsory
  • Care Of Older People: Health And Social Care In An Ageing Society (ASS058-3) Optional
  • Childhoods In Global Context (ASS023-3) Optional
  • Disability Politics And Protest (ASS060-3) Optional
  • Health Issues In Gender, Age And Ethnicity (ASS136-3) Optional
  • Innovation And Service Development In Practice (ASS061-3) Optional
  • Safeguarding Across The Lifespan (ASS109-3) Optional
  • Work, Welfare And Unemployment In Global Perspective (ASS111-3) Optional
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Pre Courses

A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Why study a degree with a Foundation Year?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The degree prepares graduates for a range of roles in the wider health and social care sectors, including the not-for-profit (voluntary), private sector and public sector. Typical graduate destination for Health and Social Care students include:

Direct work with service users in areas such as:

  • Children and families
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Mental health
  • Services for older and disabled people and young people

Work in other areas of the human services such as:

  • Health promotion/Public Health
  • Welfare
  • Community development
  • Environmental health
  • Health policy and administration
  • Healthcare management
  • Social enterprise development

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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