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The Institute of Community and Society

Social Care and Health Studies

BA (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

This course will give you insight into social care, health and wellbeing.

This course will give you insight into social care, health and wellbeing.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code BL95
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School The Institute of Community and Society

Why choose this course?

This course will give you insight into social care, health and wellbeing. You will study and critically analyse current issues in contemporary society and the impact these issues have on people’s lives. You will develop your understanding of the impact of social deprivation and poor health on national and international economies.

 

What happens on the course?

Year 1 looks at the social groups most likely to be in need of social care services. It offers a comprehensive study of how social care and health services are organised. You will consider a wide range of perspectives on health matters and contrast holistic health frameworks together with perspectives on Social Care and inequalities.

Year 2 combines knowledge with skills and looks at concepts in providing social care services and addressing key determinants of poor health. It examines poverty and social exclusion, and explores the policy and legislation surrounding support services. You will learn to assess the health needs of the population and further explore your research skills and knowledge.

The 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. You will also learn to plan and evaluate health promotion, to research population health, and explore global health issues 

Below you will see an example of the structure and modules you may study whilst at this university.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Graduates have gained employment in a wide range of careers, mostly in the public and not for profit sector. Careers in care management, community work, health promotion and medical sales are all accessible for graduates. Others progress to postgraduate courses in Health Studies, Public Health, Social Work, Accredited Nurse Training or teaching.

 

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here. 

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    Studying Social Care and Health Studies will prepare you for working in this area where increasingly health and social care services are provided jointly. 
  • Our lecturers have experience drawn from working in a wide range of services and is continually updated through close working relationships with local employers and through ongoing research activity. 
  • During the course you will have an opportunity to gain academic credits through learning while volunteering in a health or social care setting.

 

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory costs for DBS may be required for some option modules, at a minimum cost of £40.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

 

Health and social care is a growing area and the skills that I have gained on the course will enable me to work with my local community to help improve my life and that of others around me.

The course has enhanced my knowledge of social and health care issues as well as giving me the confidence to continue my studies onto a Masters course.
 
Having a degree opens doors and new opportunities, so many more options once you achieve your degree - Madeleine Nt-Kalala, BA Social Care & Health Studies student.  February 2017.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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