University Of Bedfordshire Health And Social Care

By | 18th April 2017

University Of Bedfordshire Health And Social Care

This course is designed to develop your knowledge of health and social care, and the wider social, policy, legal and organisational environment within which they are situated both within the UK and internationally.

You will study areas including the sociology of health, public health, mental health, disability, multi-agency working as well as welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups.

There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the course, which will enable you to develop a range of transferable, employability-enhancing skills.

This course achieved 98% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015

Health and Social Care – BA (Hons) – University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via – UCAS
  • Course level – Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code – L590
  • Campus Location – University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates – Feb,Oct
  • Duration – 3 Years
  • Attendance – Full time | Part-time day
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Health and Social Care with Professional Practice Year – BA (Hons)

Health and Social Care with Foundation Year – BA (Hons)

Health and Social Care with International Year Zero – BA (Hons)

Why choose this course

  • Learn about how health and social care fits into social, policy, legal and organisational environments in the UK and internationally
  • Study a course with a vocational, equality-focused approach to developing effective skills for practice
  • Develop your ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively
  • Gain insight into how collaborative working can help when working with the complex health and social care systems
  • Explore your understanding of discrimination and inequality and how your practice can combat their effects
  • Benefit from a course focussed on developing your key transferable skills to help enhance your employability

Unit Information – What Will I Learn

The units you will study are a mix of core and option units all focusing on knowledge, skills and analysis in relation to health and social care – essential requirements for your employability.

Year 1 – are all core units:
  • Introduction to Health and Social Care
  • Investigating Social Life
  • Introduction to the Human Services
  • Foundations in the Social Sciences
Year 2 – students do four core units and choose two option units:

Core:

  • Global Public Health
  • Research Approaches in the Social World
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • Comparing Welfare Internationally

Options:

  • Disability in Childhood: Critical Perspectives on Policy And Practice
  • Mental Health and Society
  • Contemporary Forced Migration
  • Managing and Management in the Human Services
  • Child Welfare: Perspectives on and Approaches to Risk Assessment
  • Studies in ‘Race’ and Ethnicity
Year 3 – students do two core units and choose two option units:

Core:

  • Independent Project in Health and Social Care
  • Health Issues in Gender, Age and Ethnicity

Options:

  • Dependency and Care: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice
  • The Social Body
  • Child Protection: Critically Analysing Policy and Practice
  • Ideas and Issues in Globalisation
  • Leadership, Management and Multi-Agency Working in the Human Services
  • Current Issues in the Human Service

Discover the School of Applied Social Studies

Established in 1994, the School of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire has come to be recognised as a place where teaching and research combine to provide students with a rich and supportive learning environment.

This has been achieved by developing and delivering high quality programmes of academic and professional study.

Discover the facilities, see examples of students’ work, read about graduate successes, browse courses, view staff profiles and much more.

How will I be assessed?

You will undertake written assignments – essays and reports – as well as participating in group conferences, poster presentations, and presentations.

These presentations are designed to build your confidence and enable you to become accustomed to presenting in a variety of settings. Being able to practice these skills in a supportive environment will develop this essential employability skill.

You will also have in-class tests and two examinations – one in Year 1 and one in Year 3 – to allow you to demonstrate and record your ability to work under pressure.

However, the weight of assessments are written assignments and these allow you to explore the subject in depth through detailed research and construct an argument based on the evidence you gain in preparing the assignment.

Entry requirements

  • UK
  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.
    2017/18 entry

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma
  • At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

How will this course enhance my career prospects

There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care course, which will enable you to develop a range of transferable, employability-enhancing skills. This includes a range of skills and levels of personal enquiry deemed essential in the world of work. The qualities, knowledge and skills you gain will equip you for employment within the health and social care sector.

The course is concerned with policy and legislation relating to health and social care as well as the sociology of health, welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups. It prepares graduates for a range of roles in the wider health and social care sectors, including the not-for-profit (voluntary), private sector and public sector.

Typical graduate destination for Health and Social Care students include:

  • Direct work with service users in areas such as:
    • Children and families
    • Drug and alcohol misuse
    • Mental Health
    • Services for older and disabled people and young people
  • Work in other areas of the human services such as:
    • Health promotion/Public Health
    • Welfare
    • Community development
The course has a vocational, equality-focused approach, which will develop the skills you need for effective practice in a range of multidisciplinary settings working with vulnerable groups. You will develop a critical understanding of theory, policy and the importance of anti-discriminatory and evidence based practice in relation to health, welfare and social care. You will study areas including the sociology of health, public health, mental health, disability, multi-agency working as well as welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups.
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We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability.

Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students’ Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

 

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

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Unistats

Health and Social Care – BA (Hons)