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Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

University of Winchester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Health and Social Care achieved 95% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2019 National Student Survey- Our course empowers you to make a difference to people’s lives, particularly in vulnerable or marginalised groups- Take the opportunity to work with a variety of service users and organisations through the Volunteering module- Learn from supportive and accessible lecturers who have experience of working in a wide range of services- Study a broad curriculum that can lead to a variety of potential career pathsWorking with vulnerable or marginalised adults and children, helping people reach their full potential and supporting healthy lifestyles adds up to a challenging but very satisfying career. And with a rapidly ageing population and cuts to social care, there is a pressing need for support workers, particularly in the most deprived communities in the country.With 1.5 million people employed in the social care sector alone — a figure projected to increase to 3.1 million by 2025 — employment prospects are excellent for those who want to make a difference in people’s lives and seek to promote social justice and tackle inequality.Our Health and Social Care course focuses on the part we all play in making society and its systems fairer for all people. You explore a broad range of issues within health and social care with an emphasis on effective, collaborative work with those who use, design and shape services. Issues within different professional settings are expanded and linked to how practitioners can support people's needs in their communities.Theory and literature about how people and communities behave and the importance of understanding and reflecting our own response to service users' needs is also a key focus. There is a core theme of empowering practice and user-led approaches in health and social care practice throughout the programme.Year 1 is foundational and provides an understanding of the contexts for health and social care. You are introduced to theories concerning how people come to be labelled as vulnerable or marginalised. You also explore the political and ethical influences on service provision and develop effective skills for working with individuals and groups.During Years 2 and 3, you gain the knowledge needed to be a proficient worker across a range of community and care settings. You study an array of key issues such as understanding mental health, physical impairments, communities, law and ethics. Optional modules include Autism, Growing Older and Substance Use and Misuse.Our talented teaching team has a wide range of practical experience in different health, social care and community settings. They are reinforced by guest lecturers who bring experience and expertise to the programme.Study in the library and lecture theatre is balanced by participating in schemes to help members of vulnerable or marginalised groups. You also work alongside service providers and carers.The fields of health, social care and community offer challenging and rewarding careers. Our graduates work with children, families, people who use substances such as drugs or alcohol, disabled people, elderly people, people with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities and people with mental health issues. They take up employment in a variety of settings: in residential or daycare services, with the NHS, social services or voluntary and private service providers.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 88 - 104


University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 77 1

    13th out of 33 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    121 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    106 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%



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