• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The main topic areas covered on this BSc Health and Social Care (Hons) - Top-up course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are health and social policy in health care practice and rehabilitation within both physical and mental health services, research, critical enquiry skills, health promotion, mentoring and supervision skills, self-management and leadership skills.
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The BSc Health and Social Care (Hons) - Top-up course offered by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has potential relevance to you if you have gained a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, or equivalent qualification such as a Diploma in a health or social care subject, and wish to further develop your knowledge base to Honours degree level.

The School of Health has developed this BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care in response to the needs of health and social care providers in the voluntary, private and public sectors. The intention of this programme of study is to achieve an understanding of the nature of health and social care, delivery research evidence, management and health and social care policy. The core of the programme involves the application of evidence based practice and social and behavioural science disciplines to current health and social care practice and delivery.

You will develop an awareness of the changing political, philosophical, economic, cultural and social contexts of health and social care services and will be encouraged to look at the current quality and performance agendas. The undertaking of core modules will enable you to build up a solid knowledge base and develop advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills. A range of optional module choices from specialist areas of health and social care will encourage you to develop both an individual perspective and to pursue your particular interests and areas of practice.

Fabulous Opportunities

You’ll graduate with a knowledge and skills base enabling you to pursue the growing range of non-vocational career pathways in a variety of current and future developments in health and social care both within the state and private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Current Research Issues in Health and Health Care Systems
  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • Health and Social Care Practice Project
  • Drugs and Health in Society
  • Multi-professional support of learning and assessing in practice / E learning
  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices
  • Managing Quality and Developing Others
  • Health Promotion in Sexual Health
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable adults
  • Care Management at the end of life
  • Infection Prevention and Control Principles
  • Principles and Practice of Tissue Viability
  • Enhanced Working with Violence and Aggression

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Foundation Degree in related subject plus GCSE Maths and English grade C or FS2 or KS3. GCSE requirements not applicable to progression students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time: TBC per 20 credit module


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