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Health and Social Care Top-up BSc (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Are you passionate about supporting others in their greatest time of need? Do you want a career that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Our Health and Social Care top-up degree course will enhance your skills and knowledge to help you open the door to an extremely rewarding career meeting the care needs of others in society.**Designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), our Health and Social Care top-up course expands upon your current understanding of how to support a wide variety of people, including the most vulnerable individuals and those with complex care needs. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge fundamental to meeting the health and care needs of society as a whole, adapting to the latest changes in this dynamic sector.To enable you to tailor your studies in line with your career aims, our top-up degree offers you a wide variety of optional modules to choose from, ranging from issues of wellbeing and community development to counselling, learning disabilities and working with offenders. You will also study a topic of your choice in depth for your final research project, as well as boosting your real-world experience on a work placement.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Specialise your studies** – From Counselling and Guidance Skills to Youth and Community Development or Offender Management, choose from our optional modules to tailor your learning- **Work placement** – Gain valuable real-world experience by undertaking a work placement as part of your top-up course- **In-depth research** – Carry out your own in-depth research project on a topic that interests you and is relevant to your career aspirations- **Expert tuition** – Receive support and teaching from expert staff with a wealth of vocational experience in the health and social care sector**PLACEMENTS**As part of the top-up course, you will complete 200 hours on work placement with one of our industry partners.Employers we have worked with include Barnardo's, Birmingham Women's & Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Anchor Homes, Heartlands Resource Centre and Wilson Stuart School.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Health promotion specialist- Family support worker- Community education officer- Community development worker- Learning mentor- Advice workerYou could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

GCSE / IGCSE English A*-C or grade 9-4 or equivalent.


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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