BSc (Hons)Health and Social Care
University of Bedfordshire

BSc (Hons)Health and Social Care

This course is designed to develop your knowledge of health and social care, and the wider social, policy, legal and organisational environment within which they are situated both within the UK and internationally. You will study areas including the sociology of health, public health, mental health, disability, multi-agency working as well as welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups. There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the course, which will enable you to develop a range of transferable, employability-enhancing skills.

Required Qualification

Standard Pathway: Age - 18 - 54

Qualification - Level 3 with 120 credits (UCAS 104)

Non-standarad pathway: Age - 21 - 54                                                              

No qualifications, relevant work experience and pass campus assessment 

Modules under Course

Year 1 - are all core units

• Introduction to Health and Social Care
• Investigating Social Life
• Introduction to the Human Services
• Foundations in the Social Sciences

Year 2 - students do four core units and choose two option units: Core

• Global Public Health
• Research Approaches in the Social World
• Multi-Agency Working
• Comparing Welfare Internationally

Year 2 - students do four core units and choose two option units: Options

• Disability in Childhood: Critical Perspectives on Policy And Practice
• Mental Health and Society
• Contemporary Forced Migration
• Managing and Management in the Human Services
• Child Welfare: Perspectives on and Approaches to Risk Assessment
• Studies in 'Race' and Ethnicity

Year 3 - students do two core units and choose two option units: Options

• Dependency and Care: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice
• The Social Body • Child Protection: Critically Analysing Policy and Practice
• Ideas and Issues in Globalisation
• Leadership, Management and Multi-Agency Working in the Human Services
• Current Issues in the Human Services

Year 3 - students do two core units and choose two option units: Core

• Independent Project in Health and Social Care
• Health Issues in Gender, Age and Et

Job Opportunities

Assistant practitioner e.g. Occupational Therapy Assistant

Physician Associate (Further training in biological / biomedical sciences required)

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker

Health Promotion Specialist

Community Development Worker

Education Welfare Officer

Medical Sales Representative