BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Management (with Integrated Foundation Year)

Health and Social Care Management (with Integrated Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Do you want to become a leader in the health and social care sector? Do you have the drive and ambition to guide others? Our BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Management (with Integrated Foundation Year) offers you the chance to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the skills needed for managerial positions in a health and social care environment. During the programme, you’ll gain an understanding of some of the most important elements of a functioning healthcare system, such as financing, collaborative partnerships and human resource management, and you’ll gain the skills needed to find professional success upon graduation.

UKCBC offers this programme as part of a franchise partnership with Bath Spa University (BSU). Students are expected to fulfil all the admission requirements prescribed by BSU, and admissions are subject to final approval by BSU. Students are expected to adhere to the relevant rules and regulations of BSU, in addition to the regulations of UKCBC.

The Health and Social Care Management undergraduate programme provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment that fosters efficiency and effective delivery of skills in a healthcare context. The course is ideal for students who wish to obtain a degree that will provide them with a firm foundation to build a successful career in the healthcare industry.

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Course Details
TitleBSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management (with Integrated Foundation Year)
Awarding BodyBath Spa University
LevelBachelor of Science
Duration4 Years
IntakeFebruary, September

Why Choose the BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Management (with Integrated Foundation Year)?

The undergraduate programme, created in collaboration with Bath Spa University, welcomes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. The foundation year offers a smooth transition for those who are concerned about the academic rigours of a full undergraduate degree. The programme is designed to prepare you for the frameworks you are likely to encounter when working in a healthcare or social care context; the National Health Service and the Department for Health and Social Care policies underpin the qualification, which aims to produce graduates that are committed to actively promoting the rights and choices of service users. In addition, the course will equip you with skills such as self-reflection and creativity to ensure you meet the requirements of the challenging and rewarding world of professional healthcare management.

During the foundation year, you will learn the essential academic skills needed to succeed in the full bachelor’s degree programme. Alongside these skills, you will also develop an in-depth understanding of the contemporary health and social care sector. Following the foundation year, you’ll head straight into year one of the official BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Management. From here, you’ll cover topics such as safeguarding, and critical thinking, and you’ll have the chance to begin your specialisation by selecting from a number of optional modules.

Year two will see your practical understanding of the sector increase dramatically, with topics like financial management and innovation management covered. In addition to learning about the practical elements of the industry, you’ll also start to consider the role of health education and how departments like the Department for Health and Social Care alter behaviours in the population; the Health Psychology module will give you the chance to understand public conceptions of healthcare – an ideal choice for those interested in finding work in the policy side of the sector. Finally, the third year of the degree will encourage further independent study through research projects in which you decide the topic. Optional modules give you the chance to make your personal profile specific to your chosen future career path; options include community engagement, organisational strategy improvement, and creating your own health and social care venture.

Course Modules

Foundation Year:

  • Perspectives in Health and Social Care Management
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Communication for Professionals
  • The Health and Social Care Professional
  • Digital Business
  • Foundation Project

Year One:

  • Principles and Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Critical thinking and reflective practice
  • Questioning Sociology (Optional)
  • Epidemiology and Public Health (Optional)
  • The Business Environment (Optional)
  • Safeguarding – Prevention and early intervention in service design
  • Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care Provision
  • Working in partnership with users of Health and Social Care Services

Year Two:

  • Managing Human Resources in Health and Social
  • Financial management in Health and Social Care
  • The Life Course: Ageing and Generation (Optional)
  • Health Psychology (Optional)
  • Work Experience (Optional)
  • Organisational Management in Health and Social Care: Influences, Quality and Change
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Health: Mind, Body, Society (Optional)
  • Innovation Management (Optional)
  • Operations and Project Management (Optional)
  • Work Experience (Optional)

Year Three:

  • Research Design
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Community Engagement (Optional)
  • Enterprise: Creating Your Business (Optional)
  • Research Study
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates in Health and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care Work Based Service Improvement
  • Organisational Strategy Improvement

120 credits per year. All modules worth 20 credits unless stated. Optional modules subject to popularity and staff availability.

Course Entry Requirements

As a potential student of the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management (with Integrated Foundation Year), you will be expected to have an interest in health & social care and enterprise, be able to demonstrate your motivation for the subject and be required to meet any of the following academic criteria in order to join:

  • Three A Levels – minimum grades DDD
  • BTEC Extended Diploma grades MPP (Merit, Pass, Pass) with minimum 64 credits
  • BTEC Sub-Diplomas MPP (Merit, Pass, Pass) with minimum 32 credits
  • Level 3 academic qualifications
  • Any non-academic level 3 qualifications with more than six months relevant work experience from the UK
  • BTEC Sub-Diplomas MPP (Merit, Pass, Pass) with minimum 32 credits

All non-UK qualifications will be compared through UKNARIC, translation may be required if qualification is not in English, and if not comparable through UKNARIC.

English Language Entry Requirements

  • If applicants are non-native English language speakers, they are required to prove their English language proficiency by submitting a Secured English Language Test (SELT) at B1 level (IELTS 5.0 or equivalent), or
  • Undertake and pass UKCBC English Language Assessment test.
Course Fees
Tuition Fees£9,250 per year*

*£9,250 per-year tuition fee applicable for bachelor’s degree courses from the September 2019/2020 intake onward.

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