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Health and Social Care

BSc (Hons)

Industry-standard Facilities

Work with professional facilities and get work-ready

Expert teaching staff

Our academic team have a wealth of industry experience

Work placement

Work experience will complement your classroom-based studies

UCAS code:
L512
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
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Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
21 September 2020
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This course has been designed to produce the professionals of the future, who can positively address the challenges that health and social care presents.

Meeting the health and social care needs of the population is one of the greatest challenges facing any society. It extends to almost every facet of social life, from the person who is unwell and seeking support for themselves, to political decisions about how to structure national systems of healthcare delivery.

Comprehensive in its content, this course has been designed to produce the professionals of the future, who can positively address the challenges that health and social care presents.

Throughout your studies you will be taught by friendly, knowledgeable lecturers,who have been employed in either health or social care and are well equipped to help you relate your study topics to current policy and practice.

We also offer Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) with a foundation year, delivered at two partner colleges; Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and Ashton Sixth Form College in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

The first year of your study is undertaken at your chosen college and, once successfully completed, you’re then able to progress onto the three-year BSc (Hons) course delivered at the University.

This offers you the opportunity to develop core transferable skills and knowledge relevant to health care, social care and public health.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care

Course content

Your learning will help you to develop the knowledge relevant to a productive future in the health and social care sectors. Employability skills are embedded throughout the course, with a clear focus on how studies can be applied within the workplace.

These skills, which include professionalism, effective communication and the evaluation of evidence, can be applied in a range of areas, such as management, education and public health.

Work experience will complement your classroom-based studies and an option module in Year 2 will allow you to select a topic in line with your goals. In short, we will help you to develop a clear direction, so that you will be ready to progress into employment or further study at the conclusion of your degree.

The scope of the programme will provide a breadth of opportunities in health and social care.

Your learning will help you to develop the knowledge relevant to a productive future in the health and social care sectors. Employability skills are embedded throughout the course, with a clear focus on how studies can be applied within the workplace.

These skills, which include professionalism, effective communication and the evaluation of evidence, can be applied in a range of areas, such as management, education and public health.

Work experience will complement your classroom-based studies and an option module in Year 2 will allow you to select a topic in line with your goals. In short, we will help you to develop a clear direction, so that you will be ready to progress into employment or further study at the conclusion of your degree.

The scope of the programme will provide a breadth of opportunities in health and social care.

Your learning will help you to develop the knowledge relevant to a productive future in the health and social care sectors. Employability skills are embedded throughout the course, with a clear focus on how studies can be applied within the workplace.

These skills, which include professionalism, effective communication and the evaluation of evidence, can be applied in a range of areas, such as management, education and public health.

Work experience will complement your classroom-based studies and an option module in Year 2 will allow you to select a topic in line with your goals. In short, we will help you to develop a clear direction, so that you will be ready to progress into employment or further study at the conclusion of your degree.

The scope of the programme will provide a breadth of opportunities in health and social care.

Academic year

Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September. The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September. 

Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September. The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September. 

Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September. The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September. 

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Typical UCAS Offer: 96 points / 112 points

  • A levels: CCC, this equates to 96 points
  • BTEC Extended: MMM, this equates to 96 points BTEC 90 credit: D*D*, this equates to 112 points Access awards (60 credits, with 45 at Level 3)

Succesful completion of the Foundation Year in Health and Social Care at a partner college, or the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care at a partner college, enables students to progress directly onto the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care course.

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP

Facilities

Careers

Successful completion of this course will place you in a position to take full advantage of a diverse range of graduate-level health and social care positions, not only within the public sector, such as the Local Authority, National Health Service( NHS), Public Health England but also the not-for-profit (voluntary) and private/independent health and social care sectors.

Some examples of these roles include:

  • The provision of health and social care, such as working with vulnerable adults, children and the elderly
  • Management and administration positions within health and social care organisations
  • Public health and community development-related roles, such as health promotion, public information and health training
  • Personnel and resource management posts in the private sector, local authorities and voluntary organisations
  • Policy-oriented work (including lobbying and advocacy) in the NHS, local government or voluntary sector
  • Research and evaluation of health and social care services

This degree programme is also excellent preparation for research or postgraduate study.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 8-10 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 8-10 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 8-10 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader.

Matt Rutter
Matt RutterCourse Leader

Matt was a Youth Justice Practitioner and is researching current Youth Justice Board strategic priority; trauma informed practice with children and young people who offend.

Matt also holds national and international positions with awarding bodies on Health and Social Care qualifications and has received awards from the Joint Qualifications Council for this work.

Matt is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professor Liz Boath
Professor Liz BoathProfessor of Health and Wellbeing

Liz is a Coach and Mentor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner and teaches Counselling, Public Health and Communication Skills.

Liz’s research is focussed on perinatal mental health and health and social care education. She has authored over 70 peer reviewed publications, co-authored eight books and is an engaging after speaker, who has presented her research at over 100 national and international conferences.

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Dr Peter Kevern
Dr Peter KevernProfessor of Values in Health and Care

Peter's expertise includes dementia studies, ageing and religion and religious communities and their role in health promotion.

Peter is a member of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality and is a Trustee of Age Concern (Birmingham).

Peter is researching elderly social care as part of an international team and is also the university’s Coordinator for NHS Research Ethics and Acting Head of the Graduate School.

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For the course starting on 21 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 2 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£5,950 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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I have been able to learn and explore many different skills which I will be able to apply to my future career. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as well as having the opportunity to gain work experience which has prepared me for the world of work.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Staffordshire University. The course team was friendly, enthusiastic and supportive. I always felt able to approach them and was welcomed with a professional and helpful response.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BSc (Hons)
Full-time, Stoke-on-Trent campus
21 September 2020

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If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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