University College Birmingham Health and Social Care

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University College Birmingham Health and Social Care

There is an increasing demand for health and social care both in the UK and globally. This rapidly-growing industry requires individuals with a wide range of knowledge and experience.

This course offers an opportunity to gain an overall understanding of the sector, as professionals need to be flexible and open to new ways of delivering high standards of care. This course covers a range of diverse subjects which include substance misuse, offender management, working with gangs and the management of long-term conditions. You will also have the opportunity to study how to promote healthy living and emotional intelligence in practice.

This course is delivered by expert staff with vocational experience in a variety of health and social care settings. There will be opportunities to increase your employability through completion of specialised work placements in a wide range of settings.

Why should I choose this course?

  • Your first year will provide you with a good foundation so that you can choose how to tailor your studies in your second and third year. You can choose to study both health and social care, or you can specialise in one of these two areas.
  • You will be supported by experienced lecturers to gain a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of working in the health and social care sector.
  • You will gain substantial experience in a range of diverse placement areas which aim to help you link theory and practice.
  • Your modules will be focused on a range of vocational areas that can be directly applied to working within the industry.
  • For your final project, you can research a topic that interests you and is relevant to your personal interests or intended future employment.

Health Hub

The University’s new Health Hub, a purpose-built facility at our Richmond House site, allows students to experience the full range of settings they are likely to encounter in practice.

In addition to high specification resources, the hub includes:

  •  A three-bedded ward area – allowing students to interact with simulation manikins in a virtual ward setting designed for adults and children
  • A clinical treatment area – a realistic environment to learn clinical skills such as patient assessment, administration of medication and wound care
  • A typical home area – allowing students to consider the challenges of delivering health and social care in the community
  • A 24-seat teaching area – for group work and debriefing, linked to activities in the virtual learning environment

The areas features camera recording equipment to allow students to view clinical skills demonstrations and practice in the teaching area.

Open days

Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Entry requirements

Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

Tariff: A minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

GCSE / IGCSE English A*-C grades or 9-4 grades or equivalent.

Students must also complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

Health and Social Care FdSc

Tariff for 2017 entry: A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points from at least one A Level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

Non-tariff: Non UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry.

Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions.

GCSE / IGCSE English A*-C grades or 9-4 grades or equivalent.

Students must also complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

Find out more information on Tariff entry requirements for 2017/18 entry.

EU/international students

For entry requirements for EU and international students, please visit the Country Specific Information page.

UCAS Tariff calculator

You can use our calculator below to convert your predicted/achieved grades into UCAS Tariff points.

If your total predicted/achieved points do not meet those outlined above or your qualification(s) do not appear on the UCAS tariff please contact the admissions directly on 0121 604 1040 or email