CU Scarborough | Coventry University - Health and Social Care BA (Hons)

CU Scarborough | Coventry University

Health and Social Care BA (Hons)

This Health and Social Care BA (Hons) course is composed of theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin the core concepts of healthcare. The content taught is relevant to both current health care practice and the changing context of healthcare delivery, while reinforcing the impact of care delivery on patients, their families, carers and the wider healthcare sector.

The aim of this course is to supply knowledgeable, enthusiastic and skilled individuals for employment and to support the delivery of health and social care within the NHS, Local Authority Services, private health provision, and third sector services.

Entry Requirements

Entry levelWhat we're looking for
HNC64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

All HNC/Degree courses require at least two A2 Levels or a BTEC equivalent qualification. Your offer of a place is subject to receipt of satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

CU Scarborough welcomes international students from all around the globe. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation Year, HNC, HND or Degree course you can do so by completing our online application form.

Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.

Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:

  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or IELTS 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3)
  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport.

Career Prospects

With specialist vocational skills and knowledge of the health sector, graduates from our Health and Social Care BA (Hons) degree have a range of rewarding career paths to progress on to.

Specialist roles include care worker, social worker, community support worker, occupational therapist and end of life career. 

Course Details

This programme aims to equip you with specialist knowledge of the fundamental concepts and processes used in the deployment of health and social care in communities.

The course covers a broad range of subjects from contemporary advances in health and care social policy, to the challenges of successfully integrating health promotion into everyday practice.

Working at an advanced level, you will explore life stages and development and critically analyse social and cultural influences on an individual’s health and wellbeing. Throughout the year you have the opportunity to develop key professional skills through a number of placements and practical teaching methods, which provide you with invaluable hands-on experience. Students who complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health & Social Care.

Year 1

Principles of Health and Social Care
Safe and Effective Practice
Interprofessional Approaches to Service Delivery
Evidence Based Reflective Practice in Health and Social Care

Year 2

Innovations and Advances in Health and Social Care Policy
Mental Health, Social Policy and Communities
Life Stage and Development
Research Methods

Final Year

Public and Community Health Care
Epidemiology and Disease
International Perspectives
Research Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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