Health and Social Care BA

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Health and Social Care BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2021

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 11,820

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA in Health and Social Care from a well-respected institution like Bishop Grosseteste University will not only prepare you for a fulfilling and vital career, it will teach you about values like compassion, support and understanding as well as the needs of both individuals and broad socio-cultural groupings.

    This course has been developed in close consultation with Lincolnshire’s health and social care community, and in particular meets the requirements of the Health & Social Care act of 2012. This act focused on making these services much more user-oriented and holistic, resulting in a high demand for skilled graduates in the field.

    You’ll learn in small, intimate classrooms and experience the kind of personalised learning that characterises BGU’s offerings. They teaching staff includes those with years of health and/or social care experience, as well as respected researchers in the field. You’ll also attend prominent guest lectures throughout your studies.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Introduction to Working in Health and Social Care
    • Professional Practice Skills
    • Supervision for Professional Practice
    • Theoretical Perspectives
    • Working in Partnership

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Designing Interventions
    • Introduction to Social Research Methods
    • Law, Human Rights and Ethics
    • Social Policy
    • Values, Ethics and Diversity

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Dissertation
    • Multidisciplinary Practice
    • Social Context of Wellbeing, Health and Illness
    • Using Research in Practice

    As well as your classes, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on at least one work-based placement experience during your time at BGU. This will improve your employability dramatically, as you’ll have real world working skills and the beginnings of a professional contact network at your disposal as well as an academic education.

    Perhaps more importantly, this placement will ensure that you understand the problem solving techniques that modern health and social care systems use to resolve patient issues.

    Learning And Teaching

    BGU’s BA in Health and Social Care is typically delivered via lectures, seminars and tutorial sessions. In addition, you’ll gain vital real world skills in a working placement.

    The lecture classes serve to introduce new ideas and content. Next, seminar sessions help you explore that material more deeply and to relate it to practical concerns. Finally, you can use the tutorials to interact directly with tutors, asking questions and cementing your comprehension of the course content.

    Career Possibilities

    BGU’s degree programs are intended to turn out highly employable graduates. In fact, it has been ranked number one in employability UK wide in 8 of the last 10 years. 

    BGU Health and Social Care graduates often seek out roles as health care practitioners. Others pursue public health, mental health, or support work carers. Still others go into employment or related fields.

    Others still go into graduate programs either at BGU or at many other fine universities.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BA degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 96-112 UCAS Tariff Points to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An excellent IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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