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  • Qualification

    BSc - Bachelor of Science

  • Location

    Birmingham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    NOV-21, APR-22, JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. We have taken every measure, in line with Government guidance, to ensure continued access to learning.

As part of our response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we are planning to deliver this course through a mix of live online classes and face-to-face learning opportunities at the London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester Centres, continuing to follow Government guidance and any social distancing measures that may be in place. As restrictions ease, face-to-face opportunities will be increased where appropriate and it is safe for us to do so. This will be in addition to live online learning activities. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.

About the course

Our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a professional career in the health and social care sector. The programme is aligned to the standards specified by Skills for Health (the Skills Council for the NHS) and upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to demonstrate to prospective employers that your advanced skills conform to the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

This course explicitly supports the development of your academic skills as well as equipping you with the personal and professional skills necessary not only for your studies but also for successful engagement with graduate-level opportunities in the workplace.

Our course is also fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), so if you choose to specialise in housing you’ll receive free student membership of the CIH.

What Will I Study?

Each year of the course identifies a particular stage of student development. Beginning in year one as The Inquiring Student, the second year casts students as Emerging Practitioners before students become Effective Graduates by the end of the course.

Extended induction periods at the beginning of key modules in Years One and Three support student achievement through greater orientation to course requirements and the establishment of student learning syndicates, developing group cohesion and a sense of community. Two further key aspects of course design supporting achievement are the Personal and Professional Development (PDP) and Academic Skills & Literacy (ALS) modules delivered in each year.

The Personal and Professional Development modules also contribute to the development of student employability. Self-management and empowering activities within these modules develop the values and skills necessary to work effectively in models of service delivery that are themselves empowering.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

You will be taught through a variety of teaching methods – a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and observation/field trips.

You’ll be assessed through group work, coursework, presentations and podcasts.

Careers and further study

Health and social care provides career opportunities in a wide range of roles and contexts. Successful completion of the degree offers excellent career opportunities in the NHS, voluntary or independent sectors, for example in social enterprises, charity organisations or housing associations [accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Housing is a considerable advantage in following this option]. Within these contexts, it is possible to focus on a number of areas including quality, commissioning, policy, research, public health and service management.
Careers can also be followed in roles such as health administration, care management, education, community development and

Application deadline

12 April 2021

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

At least one A level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC/Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma). A minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC National or Advanced Diploma). GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test.

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University information

London Metropolitan University - QA Higher Education

  • Campus address

    Birmingham Campus, 5th Floor Centre City, 5-7 Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4UA, England

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