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Health and Social Care (BSc)

There has never been a better time to become skilled in the Health and Social Care sector.

The Health and Social Care (BSc) (Hons) has been developed in response to student demand for an appropriate progression route following successful completion of the Skills for the Workplace: Health and Social Care (CertHE).

Using the same flexible learning approach to programme location and delivery, this programme will facilitate student study into health and social care theory and practice, firmly contextualised within workplace experience.

This programme is available to Home applicants.


Once you have decided that you would like to study this programme, you will need to apply by submitting an application directly to the University.

Contact Birmingham Admissions on the email below to find out if you are eligible for this course.

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Institution Code: T80

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year

Why choose this course?

  • Internationally recognised degree
  • Develop key skills and knowledge in the health and social care field to progress in your career.
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
  • UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What you will learn

Course Overview

Appropriate progression route following successful completion of the Skills for the Workplace: Health and Social Care (CertHE).

Programme aims:

  • To produce recognised Higher Education qualifications of subject areas related to health, digital health, and social care sector.
  • To provide appropriate progressive studies which have relevance to careers in the primary functions of care within the health and social care sector.
  • To offer an opportunity for personal and or academic development to the individual student, respecting and building on prior relevant study or vocational experience.
  • To enhance the student's ability to exercise investigative, reflective analytical and reasoning powers in context.
  • To provide the student with the knowledge and skills to extend their study and training post-graduation. 
Module Topics

Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BSc)

  • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory;Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory;Graduate Attributes Frameworkmodule)
  • Introduction to Independent Research Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Introduction to Physiology (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Principles of Health and Social Care Practice (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Protecting and Supporting Families in Health and Care (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Three – Level 6 (BSc)

  • Digital Transformation in the Health and Care Professions (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Empowering the Older Person (20 credits; compulsory).
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Development (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory;Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Psychopathological Classifications and Provisions (20 credits; compulsory).

There are a variety of assessments such as presentations, projects, reports and blogs. Due to the focus on employability, graduates from the BSc in Health and Social Care will be able to pursue careers in the widest possible range of Health and Social Care areas.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

This programme is available to Home applicants.

Successful completion of Level 4 CertHE Skills for the Workplace: Health and Social Care (120 credits).

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the BSc in Health and Social Care will be able to pursue careers in the widest possible range of Health and Social Care areas.

Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with studying such as transport and any on-campus purchases including printing, coffees, snacks or other sundry items.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops, tablets, and/or software over the course of their studies. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

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Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

Further Information

Please contact birminghamadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk if you have any questions about the University or about this course in particular. You may also find our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page helpful.