University Of Bedfordshire Health And Social Care

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:


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


  • 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:


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


  • 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

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