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About

This Health and Social Care (Honours) course at The Open University UK provides you with a sound and critical understanding of the health and social care policy, theory and practice, essential in today's fast-changing care sector. 

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Overview

Professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed, and through your studies you’ll gain the skills needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You’ll learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services. You will also develop the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice.

Key features of the Health and Social Care (Honours) course at The Open University UK

  • Applies new ideas to real life issues and situations that affect us all
  • Helps you to develop as an independent and reflective learner
  • Explores the context and processes of change 

Skills for career development

The BA (Honours) Health and Social Care (R26) emphasises crossing professional boundaries and the service user’s perspective, and it closely follows care sector priorities. You’ll acquire a strong set of highly valued transferable skills, including skills in written communication; finding, evaluating and presenting research and other sources of information; problem-solving; leadership and management skills; and time management. You’ll learn to work independently and as part of a team, and gain a good understanding of the role of IT in care settings.

Career relevance

This degree is applicable to a wide range of health and social care careers in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors. Some of our students include:care managers

  • healthcare assistants and healthcare support workers
  • health educators
  • health scientists
  • paramedics
  • practice managers
  • social workers and social work assistants
  • specialist practitioners
  • youth workers and youth justice workers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical issues in health and wellbeing
  • Perspectives in health and social care
  • Critical issues in health and wellbeing 
  • Mental health and community
  • Leading, managing, caring

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192

Funding

 

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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