Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

Health and Social Care

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years, Full Time (including Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education Skills for the Workplace Health and Social Care)
Start Date: February, June and October

UWTSD London
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Language Choice

Programme Aims:

The programme has the following general educational and specific aims:

  1. To provide learners with an opportunity to study for an award explicitly focused towards future employability and career progression;
  2. Develop student knowledge, critical understanding, intellectual and practical skills relating to established principles and practice in health and social care;
  3. Prepare students for the workplace by developing their transferable skills and providing opportunities for work-experience;
  4. Enable students to become independent and confident learners with a range of appropriate health and care based, academic and transferable skills which may facilitate lifelong learning;
  5. Develop ability to apply detailed knowledge and systematic understanding of the subject and service delivery needs in order to contribute to the enhancement, monitoring and analysis of the sector;
  6. Develop students’ intellectual skills to bachelor’s degree level, including critical evaluation, analysis, problem-solving and reflection;
  7. Prepare students for the workplace by building their transferable skills relating to, inter alia, communication, decision-making, research, interpretation, critical evaluation and their ability to turn theory into practice, including initiating and carrying out projects;
  8. Enhance students’ employability by preparing and entering them for a career or career development in the health and social care field by developing professional skills and providing the opportunity to apply them in vocationally relevant contexts;
  9. Prepare students for research or further study beyond level 6 in the field of health and social care;


Exit Points and Awards:

Learners who successfully complete any module will achieve the HE credit at that level and will normally receive a Statement of Achievement once a year together with a transcript of results after each Examination Board.

The following table shows the exit and full awards available at each level:

LevelStatement of Achievement/Awards
Certificate of Higher Education Skills for the Workplace - already achieved
Diploma of Higher Education in Health and Social Care
BSc Honours Degree awarded
Module Title: Level 5CreditsModule Title: Level 6Credits
Children, Young People and Families 20  Community Care and Development* 20 
Complementary Therapies 20  Continuing Professional Development 20 
Introduction to Physiology 20  Health Portfolio Dissertation* 20 
Introduction to Research 20  Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Development 20 
Principles of Health and Social Care Practice 20  Living with Care: The Older Person 20 
Workplace Practice: Health and Social Care 20  Mental Disorders and Psychopathology 20 
    Research Project* 20 

* Denotes optional module pathways; students either select a 40 credit dissertation or the two 20 credit modules highlighted

There are a variety of assessments such as presentations, projects, reports and blogs.

Due to the focus on employability, graduates from the BSc in Health and Social Care will be able to pursue careers in the widest possible range of Health and Social Care areas.

For more information, please come and see the Admissions Team.

Successful completion of Level 4 Cert HE Skills for the Workplace Programme in Health and Social Care (120 credits).

A wide range of international qualifications which are equivalent to two A Level passes, including International Baccalaureate and European Baccalaureate are recognised. The University will normally accept students who have completed a recognised International Foundation Programme, for example, those offered by UK Further Education Colleges, Universities, and Colleges of Higher Education.

Applicants to this programme would typically be technically minded, and they may have previously studied engineering, computing, mathematics or the sciences. Normally applicants will be required to successfully demonstrate these through an interview

English language proficiency at or exceeding an average IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in any other approved test), with no score less than 5.5 in any components of the test.

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with study such as transport, and may wish to purchase coffees, snacks or other sundry items on campus.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops over the course of their study, though this is not a programme requirement. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Early bird offer

10 bursaries of £500 each per intake are available to applicants who have submitted complete applications and who have been issued with an unconditional offer letter at least two months before the registration week for their chosen programme. the £500 reduction only applies to the first year’s fee.