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Bradford College

Health and Social Welfare

UCAS Code: B900
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Social work
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

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.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80 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

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.


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.

Bradford College

Students at work

Bradford College offers one of the widest ranges of courses in the region. We offer further education courses for young people aged 14-18, courses in the community for adults and higher education courses for people aged 18+. Our university centre is the largest provider of higher education courses outside of the university sector.

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 75%
Student score 74% MED
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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

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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