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Health and Social Care BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Take your first steps towards a fulfilling future in health and social care. This degree equips you to deliver effective support services which help people live more independent, active and healthy lives. It sets you on your way to a career where you can make a real difference.

Why choose this course

Versatile and skilled health and social care professionals are in demand like never before. Join a course designed in partnership with experts from the sector, ensuring your studies are up to date and relevant.

How you will learn

The BA (Hons) Health and Social Care gives you a thorough understanding of latest policies and practice as well as exciting opportunities to apply your knowledge to real work situations. You will have access to impressive facilities including clinical skills and immersive simulation suites.

Opportunities and experiences

Put theory into practice with two work placements in different settings, from care homes to community projects. These will give you crucial experience in a range of settings - from statutory agencies to community projects.

Careers and employability

Our emphasis is on nurturing versatile and flexible health and social care professionals who are not restricted by boundaries and who can work in multi-professional teams. This degree equips you for rewarding roles in areas such as, local authority, NHS and multi-agency teams working with children, young people and adults, homelessness and social housing services and intensive family support teams, to name but a few. The course will also give you a firm foundation of knowledge if you would like to specialise in areas such as, social work, nursing, teaching and therapies in future.

Did you know? This course is also available with a Foundation Year.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    73rd out of 79 17

    15th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    115 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    118 92%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%


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