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University of the West of Scotland

Integrated Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: L430

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Health and social care

This degree is designed for those who wish to build a career within health and social care working in the public, private and third sectors. It will open up career paths in a range of diverse areas, including local councils, health boards, other local and national government agencies, charities and social enterprises

The programme will develop your ability to provide care or administrative services and develop your awareness that employees across the sector need to work collaboratively to provide seamless, person-centred services. You will undertake work-related learning in an area you are currently employed or volunteer in.4

Graduates will find employment opportunities within organisations such as local councils, health boards other local and national government agencies, charities and social enterprises.

Modules

Course content
This programme is about developing people’s ability to provide care services that effect positively people requiring a service, their colleagues and the communities they work within, recognising that employees across the sector need to work collaboratively to provide seamless, person-centred services.

Entry to this programme is at Year 2 and an HNC-relevant subject or equivalent qualification is required.

Exit routes
If you successfully complete Year 2 you can exit with a Diploma of Higher Education. Those who successfully complete Year 3 will exit with a BA award and those who successfully complete Year 4 will exit with the BA (Hons) award.

Year 2
You will study five shared modules, one of which is a work-related module and a specific module related to health and social care. You will develop a shared understanding of the complex needs of clients and equipping individuals with an ability to assess and evaluate public service provision. You will study the policy, practice, ethical and socio-economic factors that influence health and social welfare and integration of health and social care along with self-awareness and person-centred care.

Year 3
You will study five shared modules, one of which is a work-related learning module and one specific module related to health and social care. You will develop professional attitudes and leadership and management skills. You will be equipped to contribute confidently to evidence-based practice, informed by a value base of rights and respect for service users.

Year 4
You will study four core modules and one option module from the University portfolio. This year will allow further specialisation in your chosen field and consists of a 40 credit dissertation module.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Paisley Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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What students say


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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
29%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Health and social care

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£24,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
79%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Welfare professionals
31%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
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