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Health, Education and Social Care Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Northumbria University Health, Education and Social Care Foundation Year draws from a wide range of experience across the university and is aimed at students who wish to begin their journey towards a career in the Health, Education and Social care sectors. The course is designed to provide you with an introduction to health, education and social care knowledge and skills, including IT and academic research. You will be taught by a range of experienced academics and be supported at every step of your course to ensure an enjoyable experience that will enhance your learning and future employment prospects. Academic knowledge and intellectual curiosity are promoted throughout the foundation year, assisting you to achieve your true potential. The progression towards critical thinking begins in this course and will be further developed as you progress onto undergraduate study. The enquiry-based learning approach will empower you to become an active and independent learner with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences through a manner of platforms. Our teaching team bring both knowledge and experience in practice and academia. The emphasis and support of a research rich learning environment will equip you with the confidence and skills needed for future study. Northumbria University has a well-established suite of Health, Education and Social Care related degree programmes. Upon completion of the Foundation Year, you will be able to apply to progress on to the following courses after a successful interview (for professional programmes) and satisfactory occupational health and DBS clearances: Guidance and Counselling BA (Hons) Childhood and Early Years Studies BA (Hons) Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Social Work BSc (Hons) Primary Education BA (Hons) Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) Nursing Science/Registered Nurse Adult BSc (Hons) Nursing Science/Registered Nurse Mental Health BSc (Hons) Nursing Science/Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities BSc (Hons)

Application deadline

26 January

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UCAS Points : 80

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: Requirements:There are no specific subject requirements for this course. GCSE Requirements:Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.Additiona


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University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 84 2

    37th out of 79 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    151 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    151 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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