BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

Be a pillar of support to the next generation of learners. Our Health and Social Care Top-Up Degree will develop your professional skills allowing you to apply theory to practice. Our work-focused approach means that you’ll leave with an academic qualification as well as vital industry experience.


About the course

Ready to transform lives? Ideal for anyone pursuing a care career, our Health and Social Care Top-up Degree reflects the changing requirements of those working in the health and social care sector. You will combine academic study with practical application, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of health and social care.

You will critically reflect practice issues, identifying care challenges and how to overcome them and will work towards a higher level of practice as you identify your specialism. You will study emerging legislation, exploring the impact of this upon the sector. You will also shape your learning through research and complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

We place a heavy emphasis on employability so you’ll apply your acquired knowledge in a practical context. Full-time students will attend a work placement 10 to 12 hours a week alongside studies, ensuring the best chance of success in the health and social care sector.

This course is subject to validation by The Open University.

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£7,950 Full Time or £3,975 Part Time (per academic year)

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Start Date

September 2021
September 2022

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1 year Full Time or 18 months Part Time

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: 8P37 Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full Time or Part Time