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Health and Social Care with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Sunderland

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Sir Tom Cowie Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Health and Social Care course, with an integrated foundation year. Understand the key issues that affect health, social care and wellbeing. Make a difference to some of society's most vulnerable groups. Gain a well-respected qualification to open doors in the field.BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care gives you the opportunity to gain critical understanding of integrated health and social care welfare structures and processes, as well as advanced theoretical knowledge and skills in practice/management in the health and social care sector. You can study this professionals-facing course on either a full or part-time basis. The completion of at least one (and optionally two) placements enables you to gain practical, real-world experience of a health and social care environment.We now offer the integration of different degree routes within Health and Social Care (chosen at the end of Stage 1). Each of the routes maintain a strong basis in social sciences and have been developed to address both student and employer needs. The new routes allow you to develop the attributes you need to succeed in these roles. Graduate with a named degree in one of four routes:BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Focus on broad topics and theories relating to health and social care, applying them to contemporary issues such as mental health, substance use and domestic abuse.BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Health and Wellbeing: Focus in more detail on public health related issues such as health promotion, health inequalities, health ethics, and health wellbeing.BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Practice: Focus on practice knowledge and skills related to health and social care, such as counselling skills and how to devise effective and theoretically sound assessment and intervention plans.BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Management and Leadership: Focus on skills for management, such as counselling skills, related to working effectively with other employees and considerations about wellbeing at work. You'll also focus on management and leadership, as well as project management and social entrepreneurship.As well as the new routes, this degree is also integrated with our social studies’ sister courses; Sociology and Criminology. This way we are better able to combine teaching across the school to enable you to choose from a wider range of options. The option choices increase as you progress through the course, allowing you to become more focused in the final year and to close in on your preferred areas of study.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 40

Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent ), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)OrDemonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!


University information

University of Sunderland

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  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 77 9

    22nd out of 33 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    124 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    101 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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