• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Take your first steps towards a fulfilling future in health and social care. This Health and Social Care (Hons) degree from University of Derby will give you the skills, confidence and experience to make a positive difference to people’s lives and wellbeing.

  • Prepare for a career where you can plan and deliver health and social care services which are fit for the future
  • Put the theory you learn into practice, with work placements in different settings ­– from care homes to community projects
  • Join a course designed in partnership with experts from the sector, ensuring your studies are up to date and relevant
  • Draw on our strong professional links and benefit from guest lectures, fact-finding visits and networking opportunities
  • Be inspired by our friendly and supportive teaching staff who have a wealth of experience in health and social care
  • Make the most of our exceptional learning facilities
  • Take this course full time or part time to fit your learning around your other commitments
  • Choose to study at either Debry or Chesterfield, making the most of our exceptional learning facilities

Careers

The emphasis is on nurturing versatile and flexible health and social care professionals who are not restricted by boundaries and who can work in multi-professional teams. This degree equips you for rewarding roles in areas such as:

  • Local authority, NHS and multi-agency teams working with children, young people and adults
  • Homelessness and social housing services
  • Refugee and asylum-seeker support agencies
  • Appropriate adult and advocacy work
  • Health promotion services
  • Community mental health teams
  • Intensive family support teams
  • Residential and nursing care management
  • Commissioning and care management teams
  • Care co-ordinator management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 6 years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ways of Knowing
  • Health Policy and Social Trends
  • Understanding Physical Health Conditions
  • Working with People
  • Psychological Approaches to Care
  • Social Approaches to Health and Wellbeing.
  • Critical Issues in Adult Care
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Practice-Based Learning
  • Researching Health and Social Care
  • Public Health and Health Promotion.
  • Independent Study 
  • Managing People, Services and Resources
  • Counselling Perspectives
  • Working with People in Distress and Disorder
  • Resourcing and Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care
  • Substance Misuse

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK/EU students -  £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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