Bsc Honours Health And Social Care

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Course Overview

What makes a healthy population? According to current UK policy, it's about the joined-up delivery of health and social care services that are driven primarily by the needs of patients and communities.

To meet the demand for skilled professionals in this growing area of provision, we've designed this degree in partnership with leading health and social care employers. You'll be at the forefront of learning and professional practice in health and social care, developing the knowledge, understanding and skills to shape the future health of our populations.

Why study with us?

  • This degree was designed in partnership with major employers in health and social care, to ensure you develop the skills employers are looking for now.
  • You'll gain extensive professional experience by completing work placements in multiple health and social care settings.
  • Specialise in your client group or area of interest through our option modules.
  • Shape the future of health and social care. We'll help you to develop key skills and knowledge in health and social care theory and practice, professional skills, and management skills.

About This Course

We'll give you a solid grounding in individualised health and care provision, exploring models of person-centred provision and the impact of behaviours on health. You'll learn how to manage in health and care, understanding the factors that influence health decision-making.

You'll explore contemporary health and social care delivery frameworks and structures, discovering how to appraise the effectiveness of joined-up approaches to service delivery. You'll learn from internationally active researchers who are committed to your personal and professional development, along with helping you to develop the academic skills you'll need for evidence-based practice and future research.

You'll gain practical experience by completing two professional work placements in the UK or abroad, and you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our international partner universities.

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Further Study

There are opportunities to access further academic study, such as our MSc Health and Wellbeing course, or other postgraduate degrees in Public Health, Health Promotion or related areas.

The programme also offers opportunity to acquire further training in nursing and professionals allied to medicine and social care. Opportunities for further study on to Masters by Research, or PhD studentships are also available at Leeds Trinity University.



Year 1

In year one you will be introduced to some of the core fundamentals that inform work and study in health and social care. This will include understanding the broader factors that influence health decision making, safeguarding issues for service users, and ethical issues for working with diverse clients. Academic and research skills will be integrated throughout your programme, and you will also be introduced to the fundamentals of working within a professional capacity, including reflective learning and self-evaluation. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of leadership and management, to prepare you for building on this in your second year. You will finish the year with a practical placement where you will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical setting.

Year 2

In your second year, you will explore contemporary health and social care delivery frameworks and structures in order to understand and appraise the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary working. You will explore the centrality of the service user and models of person-centred provision, and you will examine the influence of health behaviours on health across the lifespan. Alongside this, you will extend your understanding and knowledge of working in a professional capacity with a strong strand of professional development including management skills such as project management, self-reflection and team work. Again, through the placement element you will put your learning into practice, and in this year have the opportunity of carrying out placements overseas.

Year 3

Your final year will embed critical evaluation of health and social care practice and theory across all modules and will consolidate your knowledge of health and social care, your own professional practice and your leadership and management skills and knowledge. You will choose options that allow you to pursue your specific interests, such as young people and families, or adults and ageing populations. Within your specific strand, you will look at strategies for inspiring and respecting people, and holistic approaches to working with people. You will have the opportunity to examine the roles of activism and advocacy for improving health and social care, and will study a module on future technologies that are changing the way health and social care is delivered. Your professional development will be enhanced through studying resilience and mental toughness, and your leadership ability will be enhanced through a strand which explores leadership, financial and facility management and managing for diversity. You will also have the option of a further practical placement and will bring your learning together with the delivery of an extended dissertation or work-based learning project.

Entry Requirements

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language and Maths (or accepted equivalent qualifications).

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time.

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions team on 0207 183 3647 or email