ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Health & Social Care and Social Policy

BA (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

It is possible to study Health and Social Care as a joint honours degree with Social Policy (50%  Health and Social Care, 50% Social Policy).

The Health and Social Care aspect of the course provides a multidisciplinary, social science based route to qualification in the health and social care fields. An alternative to clinical training, the emphasis is on the social experiences of health and care, including the policy issues, the delivery and management of services, and the evaluation of evidence. Some modules offered as part of the course, as well as certain subjects in joint honours combinations, are also available through the medium of Welsh. 

Social Policy is about the study of welfare in its widest sense. It studies the variety of ways in which welfare can be provided, paid for and regulated, and compares the different approaches nation states take to the welfare of their citizens and others.

Programme description

It is possible to study Health and Social Care as a joint honours degree with Social Policy (50%  Health and Social Care, 50% Social Policy).

The Health and Social Care aspect of the course provides a multidisciplinary, social science based route to qualification in the health and social care fields. An alternative to clinical training, the emphasis is on the social experiences of health and care, including the policy issues, the delivery and management of services, and the evaluation of evidence. Some modules offered as part of the course, as well as certain subjects in joint honours combinations, are also available through the medium of Welsh. 

Social Policy is about the study of welfare in its widest sense. It studies the variety of ways in which welfare can be provided, paid for and regulated, and compares the different approaches nation states take to the welfare of their citizens and others.

Key Modules
  • We aim to provide a friendly and informal learning environment.
  • The degree structure is flexible enough to offer a range of specialisms and a breadth of choice.
  • The introductory year’s work is designed to build your confidence, whatever your background.
  • We use a variety of learning approaches and, as well as the development of personal skills, we emphasise the development of practical skills in observation, interpretation, information processing and presentation, all of which will be valued by employers.
Module & Subject

The compulsory modules provide an introduction to the key concepts, historical background and contemporary issues relating to social policy, as well as an introduction to research skills.

Year 1

Core Modules:

  • Doing Social Research
  • Understanding Society
  • Health and Welfare Issues

Plus 60 credis in the other Joint Honours subject.

Years 2 and 3

Core modules provide a thorough grounding in key theoretical perspectives, comparative studies in social policy and research methodologies. You will also work independently (with supervision) on an extended piece of written work to be submitted as a dissertation.

Year 2

  • Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Personal Social Services

The remaining credits will be made up between compulsory modules in your other subject and, in some cases, optional modules.

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Housing Policy
  • Issues in Social Housing
  • Mental Illness

The remaining credits will be made up between compulosry modules in your subject and, in some cases, optional modules.

Entry Requirements

2017 entry (new UCAS tariff for courses starting in September 2017):

  • 112-96 tariff points from a level 3* qualification - these include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0).

For 2016 entry:

  • 280-240 points.
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification is accepted.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate.
  • English language requirements for international students: IELTS 6.0 (no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51); Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162)
  • Access applicants welcome.
  • We consider mature students on individual merit.

 

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see (www.ucas.com)

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the  Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

 

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14300.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Bangor Campus, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG uk
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER