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Health and Social Care with Foundation Year 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

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Take your first steps towards a fulfilling future in health and social care. This degree will give you the skills, confidence and experience to make a positive difference to people’s lives and wellbeing.

A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

  • Prepare for a career where you can plan and deliver health and social care services which are fit for the future
  • Put the theory you learn into practice, with work placements in different settings – from care homes to community projects
  • Join a course designed in partnership with experts from the sector, ensuring your studies are up to date and relevant
  • Draw on our strong professional links and benefit from guest lectures, fact-finding visits and networking opportunities
  • Be inspired by our friendly and supportive teaching staff who have a wealth of experience in health and social care
  • Make the most of our exceptional learning facilities
  • Completion of the Foundation Year course leads on to the full BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

Health and social care is all about supporting people – working flexibly, creatively and confidently to address the needs of individuals, families and communities. This highly practical course equips you for a career in a sector which offers immense personal satisfaction.

How you will learn

From day one you’ll get all the benefits of being a University of Derby student, plus extra support to help you build your knowledge, skills and confidence.

Careers

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.

On completion of the full BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree you will be prepared 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
  • Refugee and asylum-seeker support agencies
  • Appropriate adult and advocacy work
  • Health promotion services
  • Community mental health teams
  • Intensive family support teams
  • Residential and nursing care management
  • Commissioning and care management teams
  • Care co-ordinator management

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(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

  • University League Table

    91st

  • 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

    18th out of 33 3

    48th out of 77 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    117 76%

    12th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    18th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    136 82%

    20th

    31
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    57th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    50th

    39

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