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Cornwall College

Health, Community and Social Sciences

UCAS Code: LL53

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 48 points must be at A2-level)

45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2019

This three year BSc Honours degree course is for anyone who has an interest in Health, Community and Social Sciences and for those who wish to pursue a career in a related area. The course has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge base required to work in your chosen specialism or progress onto other graduate opportunities. It is also a platform from which you can undertake additional vocational and academic qualifications and requires you to undertake work based learning and gain an honours degree that can be completed in Cornwall. The course has been designed with a number of pathways which will allow you to specialise within a particular area of study.

Your programme of study will give you a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge needed for successful employment in the field as well as the academic rigour that you will continue to develop throughout your degree. The second and third years allow you to select optional modules which suit your career aspiration. In Year 2, for example, if you were interested in a career in Mental Health then you might choose the psychology and mental health based units such as Issues in Mental Health and Psychological Processes. An interest in Health may lead you to study Sociology of Health. You could choose to look at the Social Sciences and study Applying Social Theory and History of Western Political Theory. For students interested in Psychology, you may wish to choose Perspectives on Disability. In Year 3, modules are on offer to allow you to continue your interest in a particular pathway. For example, students interested in psychology and mental health may choose to study Childcare & Mental Health and/or Psychology in Practice and/or working with young people. Following an interest in Health, you may wish to study Promoting Health and/or Collaboration & Multiagency Working. Students interested in the Social Sciences may choose to study Youth Justice, and/or Social and Political Identity and/or Rural Poverty. This level of choice means that you can really make this programme work for you and the career that you want to enter.

Successful students can apply for relevant Masters level Programmes at another University or a PGCE Course here at Cornwall College or enter employment in appropriate fields such as local government, community development, teaching, youth justice, management, family support work, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, housing development and research. The degree will allow students to develop a number of graduate skills such as critical analysis, research, presentation skills and interpersonal skills which make them attractive to employers. The MA in Social Work at Plymouth University is an approved progression route subject to meeting the admissions criteria of Plymouth University. As a graduate you will have a wide choice of employment opportunities throughout the private and public sectors. The University of Plymouth Colleges enjoy a good record for the employability of their graduates. Career development and planning are supported in tutorials and the College Career Service is available for advice and support during the academic year. Cornwall College fosters links with relevant local agencies and the work based learning modules in years 1, 2 and 3 provide you with the opportunity to network, develop your skills and undertake work experience which is a vital part of gaining employment after a degree programme.

Modules

Year 1, Core Modules: - Keeping Children, Young People and Adults at Risk Safe (20 credits) - Values and Ethics in the Workplace (20 credits) - Professional Practice: Skills for Employment (20 credits) - Health, Welfare and Social Policy (20 credits) - Sociological Perspectives (20 Credits) - Developmental Psychological (20 credits). Year 2, Core Modules: - Research in Social Issues (20 credits) - Psychology and Interactions (20 credits) - Applying Social Theory (20 credits) - Development through Work (20 credits). Optional Modules* (choose 40 credits, *Optional modules are subject to availability): - Independent Study (20 credits) - The Sociology of Health (20 credits) - Perspectives on Disability & Learning Disability (20 credits) - Psychological Processes in Learning (20 credits) - Issues in mental Health (20 credits) - Social Enterprise (20 credits) - History of Western Political and Social Theory (20 credits) - Leadership Practice (20 credits). Year 3, Core Modules: - Health, Community and Social Sciences Dissertation (40 credits). Optional Modules* (choose 80 credits, *Optional modules are subject to availability): - Promoting Health (20 credits) - Work-based Learning (40 credits) - Rural Poverty (20 credits) - Working with Young People (20 credits) - Youth justice (20 credits) - Alternative Interventions (20 credits) - Childcare and Mental Health (20 credits) - Collaboration and Multi-agency Working (20 credits) - Social and Political Identity (20 credits) - Psychology in Practice (20 credits).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

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