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Bradford College

Health and Social Welfare

UCAS Code: B900

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSE subjects including three at GCSE Grade C/4 or above (one of which must be English).

UCAS Tariff

80

Standard entry qualifications are two A levels, or the equivalent, such as AS levels, BTEC Level 3, GNVQ Advanced, or successful completion of an accredited Access course.

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Health and welfare

This programme places emphasis on the importance of Health and Social Welfare within communities. You will have the opportunity to study contrasting perspectives on Health and Social Welfare and examine how political, economic, social and cultural factors affect individual and group experiences of Health and Social Welfare. At each level of the course, modules provide you with the knowledge, understanding and awareness of health and social welfare in a changing political, social and cultural context. Direct entry onto Level 6 is available with a relevant Foundation Degree or HND. The programme comprises three years of full-time study. At each level, modules provide you with the knowledge, understanding and awareness of Health and Social Welfare in a changing political, social and cultural context. These are drawn from: Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology and Health Studies. Elective modules allow you to further develop your area of particular interest. You will undertake an 11 week supervised placement is at Level 5. Here, you have the perfect opportunity to develop personally and professionally and to explore the links between college-based theory and practice. The qualification facilitates progression to a wide range of careers in health, social care and the community. On graduation you could continue to postgraduate study in Social Work, Nursing, Teaching, Health Promotion or another subject relevant Masters qualification.At Bradford College University Centre you will be treated as an individual, with degrees often tailored to suit your individual experience, knowledge and interests – helping to support your personal growth and development.

Modules

Level 4 modules include: Introduction to Psychology and Human Development; Health Inequalities; The Politics of Social Policy; Psychology of Health and Wellbeing; Diet, Social Nutrition and Health; Planning for Personal Development. Level 5 modules include: Contemporary Issues in Health and Care; Inter-Professional Practice; Community, Welfare and Citizenship; Fieldwork Placement; Critical Analysis and Research Methodology. Level 6 modules include: Managing a Health and Social Care Organisation; Promoting Public Health; Global Issues in Health and Development; Critical Approaches to Holistic Health; Independent Research Project. Elective modules are: Food and Health; Community Care: Disability and Mental Health.

Assessment methods

Teaching and learning are conducted through a variety of methods, which include lectures, group work, seminars, presentations and an independent research project. Blended learning through Moodle (the college virtual learning environment) is used in all modules. You will be assessed by undertaking a range of formative and summative assignments including: Personal Development Planning portfolios; Work Based Learning activities and written reflections; a range of practical tasks and evaluation of these; individual and group presentations; essays and reports. Some modules (a small number) are assessed by examination. You will undertake an 11 week supervised placement is at Level 5. Here, you have the perfect opportunity to develop personally and professionally and to explore the links between college-based theory and practice.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Social Care and Community Practice

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

66%
low
Health and welfare

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social work

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

48%
Library resources
60%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Health and welfare

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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