University of Huddersfield

Health and Community Development

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: L540
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers




Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Social work

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

No entry details provided


Scottish Highers None stated

No entry details provided


If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 300 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers


This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

This course:- Provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a range of services in community settings; Is taught by professionals from health, social care and community work with experience of international teaching, research and practice; Offers a supportive student-centred experience; Provides an integrated work experience opportunity that develops and enhances employability; Offers excellent prospects of employment and postgraduate education and training. Through your own experience and observation, you are fully aware of the health and social issues that affect the daily lives of people. You have a keen interest in this area, are eager to take this to a professional stage and develop the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with others. You have come to the right course. It has been designed to meet the needs of those, like you, who want to work with a variety of organisations, groups and individuals to develop and support improvements in society. The course is based on the principles and values of working in a community context and is informed by National Occupational Standards for Community Development. The course encourages you to analyse the concept of ‘community’ and critically engage with the factors that affect the health and wellbeing of communities. You will be supported to develop the values, principles, knowledge, understanding and skills to enter a career that enhances the lives of people at an individual and collective level in a variety of settings.


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How you'll be assessed

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University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

0% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

7% of students are part-time

Male / Female

83% of students are female


41% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

260 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.



Most common grade was D (27%)

Health and Social Care


Most common grade was B (10%)

General Studies


Most common grade was D (31%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score MEDIUM 84%

Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support


What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study MEDIUM 94%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £21.1k

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are welfare professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
No prizes for guessing what by far the most common job for graduates in social work is! There's a shortage of social workers in some parts of the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can sometimes reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career, as not all job options for social work graduates pay as well as other job sectors – but social work graduates still get paid, on average, more than graduates overall.

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