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Bangor University

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: L514
Master of Social Science - MSocSci years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
82% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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


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


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 Master of Social Sciences (MSocSci) degree in the School of Social Sciences is a flagship programme at Bangor University. It is the first of its kind in Wales and the UK. It combines three years of undergraduate study and an additional year at Masters level. We are offering MSocSci in each of our existing undergraduate degree disciplines. Our new four-year MSocSci programme builds on the rigour of our three-year undergraduate courses. This qualification will give you a competitive edge in the labour market. Employers need you to have a range of transferable skills. The MSocSci combines traditional study, team working and applied social research in a vibrant learning environment. As this is an extended undergraduate programme (also known as an integrated Master’s programme), your fourth year of study is funded in the same way as the first three years of your undergraduate degree. Students registered for a BA (joint or single honours) or BSc degree (single honours) may transfer to the MSocSci at the end of Year 2 or Year 3 subject to achieving an average of 50% in each relevant year. Students registered for an MSocSci may transfer to a BA or BSc at any point during the first three years. Why choose Bangor University for this course? We aim to provide a friendly and informal learning environment. The course structure is flexible enough to offer a range of specialisms and a breadth of choice. The course is taught by experts in the subject who aim to be innovative and to meet real needs. We use a variety of learning approaches, and as well as the development of personal skills we emphasise the development of practical skills in observation, interpretation, information processing and presentation, all of which will be valued by employers. There is the opportunity to spend a year abroad as part of the degree.


For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 82% HIGH
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


Staff value students' opinions



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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
91% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
352 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.5k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are caring personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over 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 reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.
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