This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Health and Social Care course, with an integrated foundation year. Understand the key issues that affect health, social care and wellbeing. Make a difference to some of society's most vulnerable groups. Gain a well-respected qualification to open doors in the field. This course will provide you with a detailed understanding of health and social care policy and practice. You will study the key contemporary issues that influence health, social care and the wellbeing of individuals and communities, from a theoretical, policy and practical level. This course is taught via workshops, small group work, lectures, computer-based learning, presentations and independent learning. Your progress will be assessed with group projects/presentations, multiple choice questionnaires, and time-constrained tests. Throughout the degree you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff.
Health and social care is a diverse field, with opportunities to specialise in areas such as young people, mental health, or drug and alcohol abuse support. Academic qualifications in Health and Social Care allow you to work in the NHS, charities such as Age UK and MIND, social care organisations such as Turning Point, and other public, private and voluntary sector health agencies. Some careers, such as social work, nursing or occupational therapy, require additional academic and professional qualifications. When you have completed this Foundation Degree, you will have the opportunity to 'top up' to a BA (Hons) undergraduate degree.
- A level
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
- GCSE/National 4/National 5
- Access to HE Diploma
- Advanced Subsidiary (AS)
Students need to have a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent).
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£4,000 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students at four campuses, in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. Key strengths are sciences, advanced manufacturing, software, enterprise and innovation and creative industries, reflected in its world-leading research, global partnerships, and knowledge transfer partnerships. The university has also been shortlisted for awards in recognition of providing opportunities for disadvantaged and non-traditional students.
Sir Tom Cowie Campus