University of Huddersfield

Health and Community Development

UCAS Code: L540
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017 | 2016
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Social work
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DDM

International Baccalaureate
31

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The UK government continues its interest in delivering services in community settings. This course reflects the rising demand for health and community development professionals and is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a variety of community contexts. One of the great things about this course is the professional accreditation that you'll achieve (if you successfully graduate), helping to prepare you for the world of work. The course is accredited by the Endorsement and Quality Standards Board for Community Development Learning (ESB), and upon graduation you'll have the opportunity to become a recognised community development worker. The course aims to provide a challenging yet supportive environment for professional and personal development and helps you to gain essential skills valued by employers. The work placement module also offers the opportunity to develop and practice your skills in the real world. Why study Health and Community Development at Huddersfield? In the 2015 National Student Survey, Health and Community Development at Huddersfield received a 90% satisfaction score. In your second year, you'll have the opportunity to benefit from a work placement. This will help to increase your future employability prospects and allow you to make useful contacts in industry. You'll be taught by professionals from health, social care and community work with experience of international teaching, research and practice.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: Assessing community needs; health and well-being; principles and practice of community development; values and skills for self development. Year 2 core modules: Health promotion skills in the community; research methods in health and wellbeing; skills for community development; work placement module. Year 3 core modules: International health and social development; literature based study; preparing for a career in community development; social policy and community development.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

12%
75%
13%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

82%
18%

Year 2

83%
17%

Year 3

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

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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 90%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

88%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
352 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

25%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

11%

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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