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Health and Social Care (BSc, DipHE)

Health and Care is changing in these unprecedented times. It has never been more important for the right people to get into the right jobs in the sector.

Do you want to find a career or progress within the 600 career roles within Health and Social Care?

Our unique portfolio of programmes are designed to offer flexible learning for flexible lives and work around you and your work and care commitments. All of our courses are also available as part time options.

We also offer all modules through the medium of Welsh.


Health and Social Care (BSc, 3 years) 
UCAS code: L510
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Health and Social Care (DipHe, 2 years) 
UCAS code: 015L
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Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why Choose this Course

  1. We offer a flexible learning approach so you can work, care for your loved ones and fit university into your life
  2. We are committed to supporting you into the job and career you want
  3. We provide additional support to help you develop and progress, including study skills clubs and studying in the medium of Welsh.
  4. We have working relationships with organisations who can offer paid and volunteer job roles
  5. We value the skills and experience you already hold when making your offer

What you will learn

Course Overview

The course provides an overview of the merged health and care sector and offers opportunities for you to enter the workforce in a range of roles. A range of ages, experiences and current job roles utilise this course to upskill and progress in health and care.

Previous students have used this degree to gain entry into roles within the public sector (for example care, human resources, housing and environment, education based or training roles, or advocacy), the private sector (agencies, support worker roles, admin and management) or the third sector (fundraising, coordination or support roles). Previous students have also used this course as a platform for further study in order to qualify as social workers, psychologists and lecturers, or to advance onto a Masters course.

We offer access to current key organisations and people within the health sector. We also provide a high level of academic support across the whole university to help strengthen your academic skills. 

Module Topics

In the first year, you will study a range of topics including academic skills, health and care enterprise, communication and counselling techniques, and healthcare management processes.

The course then goes on to specialise in key areas of health and care in order to build a wide range of knowledge and higher order thinking skills. Topics include psychopathology, physiology, community care, media, and research modules.


Assessments include: essays, exams, reports, presentations, reflective accounts, debates, policy critiques and professional portfolios. You will be asked to utilise information technology communication and organisational skills for your assignments.

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

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Entry Criteria

Please note that every applicant is considered individually. We may also make offers based solely upon your life or work experience.

Dip HE (2 years)
Applicants will require AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • 32 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Or at least one year's experience in a related setting
  • Or Level 3 Access Diploma at a minimum of PASS

BSc Health and Social Care (3 years)
Applicants will require AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • 48 UCAS points or equivalent.
  • Or at least two years’ experience in a related setting
  • Or Level 3 Access Diploma at a minimum of PASS

Please note DBS is required for all Health Portfolio Students. We recommend utilising the update system*

*costs apply

Career Opportunities

We have a very strong employment support and work experience system within the Health Portfolio.

We link and work closely with public, private and third sector organisations and groups to provide opportunities for both paid and unpaid work for students.

Additional Costs

You are encouraged to continue or enter employment in the health, care or support sectors in order to enhance your studies. We recommend that you pay for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update option if you do not already have one in place.