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Swansea University

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: L510

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18

We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

345 points.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass and either CC at A2 level or DD at BTEC.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Health and social care

Studying the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree is ideal for students who are interested in careers in environments such as the NHS, Social Services, independent health and social care, voluntary and charitable sectors. Students are sometimes taught alongside those undertaking other related degrees, such as Social Policy and Medical Science and Humanities, and will have opportunities to form professional and academic relationships early in their career.

This degree prepares you to work across professional and organisational boundaries - something consistent with the current UK policy aim to achieve better integration between health and social care.
You are given an overview of the structure and organisation of UK health and social care and major UK and Welsh Government policy on health and social care provision. The course produces graduates equipped with transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation, problem-solving and analytical skills.

- EMPLOYABILITY: 99% of graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job six months after graduating (Unistats, 2017)

- AVERAGE EARNINGS: Managerial roles in the health and social care service sector usually range from £25,411 to £46,600 at the higher end.

- You will have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for.

- You will have the opportunity to incorporate a work placement as part of the degree

- There is also the opportunity to undertake study visits abroad, including a two-week, college specific international summer programme.

Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Modules

Year 1 compulsory
The Sociology of Social Policy
The Politics of Social Policy
Foundations in Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
Origins and Theory of Health & Social Care Research
Sociology of Health and Illness
Introduction to Health Law
Health Service Practice
Careers and Employability
Study Skills
Year 2 compulsory
Disability Policy
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Sociology of Health and Illness 2
Health Promotion and Health Education
Qualitative Research & Critical Appraisal for Health & Social Care
Psychology, Health, Illness and Medicine

Year 2 optional
Equality, Diversity and Citizenship
Enhancing Employability Through Work Experience
Health Law and Practice
Difference and Equity
Health and Economics

Year 3 compulsory:
Social Policy in an Ageing World
Dissertation
Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care
Ethics in Health and Social Care
Applied Psychology, Health, Illness and Medicine
Public Health and Epidemiology

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed through group work, presentations, seminars, and also via essays, practical laboratory work and written reports and examinations.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Health

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.

73%
med
Health and social care

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.

Health studies

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
47%
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

70%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Welfare professionals
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
6%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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