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Social Care and Deaf Studies BA (Hons)

University of Wolverhampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Wolverhampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Students on this course will consider a variety of issues and perspectives surrounding deaf people and their relationship with society. You will study and critically analyse key issues for social care in a contemporary setting, the impact these social issues have on people’s lives and how they are dealt with. In studying social care and deaf studies, you will gain a deeper insight into the experiences of those who are engaged in the social care sector whether as professionals, paid carers or service users.Your first year studies will give you knowledge of deafness and the lives of deaf people. Studying communication issues especially the learning of British Sign Language will support your understanding of minority and diverse groups in society. You will study the social groups most likely to be in need of social care services and take a comprehensive look at how social care services are organised. You will have the chance to undertake a period of supervised voluntary work in a voluntary or community-based organisation.In your second year you will expand your knowledge of deaf children and their development. You will explore the management and provision of contemporary social care services. You can continue to learn British Sign Language at Intermediate level and will have an opportunity to develop research skills essential to year 3 study.This final year encourages the development of analytical skills to compare the provision and delivery of social care within European states and to further explore quality care and support services, especially with regard to issues such as staff management, health and safety, and financial management. As well as British Sign Language you will learn Deaf Blind Communication, Guiding Policies and Practice. Final year studies include a full analysis of critical issues affecting the lives of deaf/disabled people. You will learn to analyse requirements, policies and funding in the context of the above groups.- You will have the opportunity to learn British Sign Language which will enable you to communicate with deaf service users and fellow professionals when working in social care.- Our lecturing team consists of both deaf and hearing staff that have worked within a wide range of services.- Support for your academic skills and pastoral care are provided and the opportunity to experience peer mentoring is also available.- During the course you will have the opportunity to gain academic credits while volunteering in a local agency or care setting.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,250per year

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

University information

University of Wolverhampton

  • University League Table

    121st

  • Campus address

    University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, England

The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has a 45-year track record of working in almost 140 countries.
Each year the university welcomes students from over 130 nations, studying at one of its UK campuses or partner institutions overseas.
The university works with TNE partners around the world: China, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Oman, Greece, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Ireland and France.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 29 3

    74th out of 83 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    99 48%

    28th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    21st

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    108 62%

    69th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    63rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    58th

    7

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