Community and Social Care: Policy and PracticeUCAS Code: L590
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
112 UCAS points at A2
112 UCAS points
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers92%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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If you want to make a difference in your community, this applied degree will help you develop a wider understanding of social welfare, social exclusion and disadvantage. You’ll get to grips with the policy and systems of service delivery, issues of power and oppression and social justice, as well as community development and human and social needs, all with an emphasis on delivering strength based practice. In your second and third years you can choose from a wide range of modules to suit your interests and ambitions, including social enterprise, homelessness, race and ethnicity, mental health, people with learning disabilities, disability studies, youth studies, social pedagogy, safeguarding and substance misuse. Graduates have gone onto work for a wide variety of employers in welfare settings, the voluntary and charitable sectors, education, the police, probation and the national offender service, youth offending teams, homelessness agencies, substance misuse agencies and the advice and research agencies in the voluntary or statutory sectors. The course also provides a good preparation for professional training at postgraduate level in areas such as probation, social work, housing management, teaching or academic research. You’ll be encouraged to secure your own structured work experience – encouraging engagement and ownership – providing relevant interview and ‘real-life’ job application experience.
Year 1: Compulsory Modules: Introduction to Community Practice: Research and Development, Society in Focus: A Sociological Understanding, Communication and Social Media Skills in Social Care, Contextualising Welfare 1: The Development of British Social Policy, Contextualising Welfare 2: Theories, Concepts and Issues. Optional Modules (choose one): Development Across the Life Span, Asset Based Integrated Learning, Free Choice Elective Year 2: Compulsory Modules: Working in Community Practice: Research and Development, Social Care: Theory and Practice, Power, Oppression and Society, Management, Markets and Delivering Welfare, Comparative Social Welfare. Optional Modules (choose one): Health, Ageing and Social Care, Drugs and Society, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Difference, Diversity and Inclusive Practice, 'Race', Racism and Ethnicity, Student Initiated Module, Social Pedagogy (taught in 3rd Semester with residential), International Social Policy: Studying Abroad Year 3: Compulsory Modules; Single or Double Dissertation or Community Research Project, Applied Community Practice: Research and Development, Critical Social Policy. Optional Modules (choose two or three): Disability Studies, Crime and Society, Social Enterprise and Community Management, Poverty, Homelessness and Supported Housing, Working with People with Learning Disabilities, Youth Matters, Gender Issues, Mental Health and Social Care, Racism and Social Welfare, Social Theory: textual Analysis, Student Initiated Module, Allied Subjects, Social Policy, Sociology, Children, Schools and Families, Community Development, Social Work, Health and Social Care, Politics
UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.
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