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BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (L500)

Overview

The healthcare industry plays a crucial role in supporting the economy by maintaining the physical and mental health of the wider workforce. It is anticipated that around 2 million people will need to be trained and recruited before 2022 as a result of the sector’s growth.

This degree course will provide you with a range of opportunities to develop the attitudes, abilities and competences needed to work in a health and social care environment, both home and international. Today’s health and social care organisations are exciting, complex and varied, therefore, successful practitioners require innovation and resilience. This course will offer you opportunities to use real-life case studies which draw on skills such as prioritisation, negotiation and care planning.

Employers from the health and social care sector have been directly involved in the design and development of this course. Collaborations with these sector partners are used to explore those skill sets that employers are most interested in and to constantly ensure they are embedded within the delivery of the course. You will also benefit from lecturers who have significant industry experience.

Upon successful completion of this degree course, you will have obtained considerable skills and knowledge to allow you to pursue a career in health and social care.

Students studying this course are invited to take advantage of our Employability Scheme, to find out more click here. 

Mode of Study

Full-time

3 Years or 4 Years with Foundation

September and January Start

UCAS Code

3 Years - L500

4 Years - L501

Structure and content

Each of the three years will involve the study of four 30 credit core modules each year.

Below are indications of the modules you will study

Year 1

Healthcare Environment

Academic and Professional Skills

The Healthcare Professional

Health and Safety in Care Settings

Year 2

Lifecycle Development

Vulnerable Persons

Significant Life Events and Coping

Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Year 3

Contemporary Themes in Healthcare Policy and Practice

Comparative Healthcare Systems

Leadership and Change Management

Major Project

Teaching and assessment

We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to take part in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

Entry Requirements

For entry in 2016, ARU London standard offer is 260 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels, e.g. BCC.

Please note that for entry in September 2017, ARU London's standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.

Alternatively, ARU London asks for

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.

  • Scottish Highers: BBCCC.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.

Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.

We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.

All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths.

Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

This course can also be selected as an extended degree adding a prior year of study. Requirements for this are 5 GCSEs together with evidence of at least 12 years of education eg. partial completion of A Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate or an Access Course. EU applicants must also provide an English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact UK@lca.anglia.ac.uk for more information.

Foundation Year

Four-Year Extended Degree Course

For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission, ARU London offers the option of a Four Year Extended Degree Course – foundation year.

The extended course involves the study of seven modules over two semesters with automatic enrolment onto a degree programme on successful completion.

Employability

We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.

Associated Jobs:

  • Adult Nurse

  • Counsellor

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Physician Associate 

  • Primary Care Graduate

  • Mental Health Worker

  • Social Worker

  • Youth Worker

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