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Health and Social Care BA (Hons)

Education with the personal touch

Health and Social Care BA (Hons)

Duration: 3 years full time Course fees: £9,945* *These fees apply if you are starting this course between September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you check fees as they can change. Costs can increase each year.

Start date: September UCAS Code: L590

How you’ll learn You will be taught through small group discussions, practical activities and lectures. You will also go on a placement to give you a flavour of the different environments you could work in and to put the theory you’ve learned into practice. You will be assessed on your coursework, including reports, essays, presentations and projects. There are no exams. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will give you one to one support for your personal and professional development.



Equality, Diversity and Citizenship



A Basis for Interprofessional Practice

Introduction to the Sociology of Health

Working with People in Health and Social Care Settings

The Psychology of Health and Development


Health and social care involves working with vulnerable adults and children in society. It can entail supporting people with their needs, working with their families and carers and other professionals. If you’re interested in helping to plan and deliver health and social care services, then this course is for you.

Social Policy

Mental Health

Promoting Health

Research Methods for Practice


Additional – If your application is successful and you accept an offer, we will ask you to undergo criminal records checking. This is to make sure you do not have a criminal history that would make you unsuitable for the course.

About the course

What you’ll cover

Management and Evaluation of Services

Development and Practice in Safeguarding Services

Interprofesssional Progress


Language – A qualification such as IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas) or TOEFL – 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 80 (internet based). See our website for other accepted qualifications or phone us: +44 (0)1332 591698.

In the 2012 National Student Survey 97% of our students were overall satisfied with this course. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you'll need to become a confident, reflective worker in health, social or community settings. If you're already working in these areas, this course will really boost your career. You'll go on work placements in a range of settings, so you can use the knowledge and skills you have learned in the classroom, in a real work environment.


Entry requirements: Academic – 260 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 220 must be from your International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification.

Why choose this course?

Improving Health and Social Care Services

Bidding and Funding in Health and Social Care Organisations


Where you will study: Derby Campus – Britannia Mill site and Kedleston Road site.

Counselling for Human Service Workers

Practice Based Learning Independent Study

Your career

Additional information

There’s a growing demand for health and social care workers who can respond to and meet a range of complex needs. Previous graduates secured jobs in a variety of organisations working with adults and children in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. Some graduates choose to work directly with vulnerable people in need. Others move into management and leadership positions and help their organisations to meet the needs of people who use services in a more effective and efficient manner.

You will study alongside students on other courses to give you the experience of working on a multi-professional basis. This will help to prepare you for your new career when you graduate.

University has been a great experience. It’s given me a lot of confidence. Tammi-Jay Cooper, graduate

What you’ll cover You will develop the knowledge and skills to become a confident and reflective worker in a range of health and social care settings, such as the NHS, social care services or the voluntary and independent sectors.

Get in touch Cath Williams E: T: +44 (0) 1332 594055

The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the most up to date information.

Health and Social Care BA (Hons)  
Health and Social Care BA (Hons)