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University of Wolverhampton

Social Care and Deaf Studies

UCAS Code: BL65

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits)

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

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

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UCAS Tariff

88
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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

British sign language studies

Social care

Students on this course will consider a variety of issues and perspectives surrounding deaf people and their relationship with society. You will study and critically analyse key issues for social care in a contemporary setting, the impact these social issues have on people’s lives and how they are dealt with. In studying social care and deaf studies, you will gain a deeper insight into the experiences of those who are engaged in the social care sector whether as professionals, paid carers or service users.

Your first year studies will give you knowledge of deafness and the lives of deaf people. Studying communication issues especially the learning of British Sign Language will support your understanding of minority and diverse groups in society. You will study the social groups most likely to be in need of social care services and take a comprehensive look at how social care services are organised. You will have the chance to undertake a period of supervised voluntary work in a voluntary or community-based organisation.

In your second year you will expand your knowledge of deaf children and their development. You will explore the management and provision of contemporary social care services. You can continue to learn British Sign Language at Intermediate level and will have an opportunity to develop research skills essential to year 3 study.

This final year encourages the development of analytical skills to compare the provision and delivery of social care within European states and to further explore quality care and support services, especially with regard to issues such as staff management, health and safety, and financial management. As well as British Sign Language you will learn Deaf Blind Communication, Guiding Policies and Practice. Final year studies include a full analysis of critical issues affecting the lives of deaf/disabled people. You will learn to analyse requirements, policies and funding in the context of the above groups.

- You will have the opportunity to learn British Sign Language which will enable you to communicate with deaf service users and fellow professionals when working in social care.

- Our lecturing team consists of both deaf and hearing staff that have worked within a wide range of services.

- Support for your academic skills and pastoral care are provided and the opportunity to experience peer mentoring is also available.

- During the course you will have the opportunity to gain academic credits while volunteering in a local agency or care setting.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Wolverhampton

Department:

Institute of Community and Society

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.

71%
low
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.

English studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Social work

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

86%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
46%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
55%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

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.

English studies

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.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Social work

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
20%
Welfare professionals
13%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

British sign language studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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