Health and Social Care Management Top-up Degree – BSc (Hons)

Are you looking to take the next step after your level 5 qualification in health and social care? With just one extra year of study, you can gain a full BSc (Hons) degree in Health and Social Management. The new course, delivered in collaboration with Bath Spa University, will teach you the practical and academic skills needed to become a leader in the healthcare industry. During the course, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary healthcare sector, and you’ll be able to choose from a number of optional modules to help prepare you for various specialisations upon graduation. The brand-new Health and Social Care Management degree provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment that fosters efficiency and effective delivery of skills in a healthcare context.

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 programme 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) in Health and Social Care Management (Top-up)
Awarding BodyBath Spa University
LevelBachelor of Science - Level 6; final year of undergraduate degree
Duration1 Year
IntakeFebruary, June, September

Why Choose UKCBC’s BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Management (Top-up)?

Through collaboration with Bath Spa University, we have created a degree level course that allows students with a level 5 qualification (in a relevant subject) to gain a full bachelor’s degree with just one extra year of study. The programme is designed to prepare you for the more complex elements of healthcare you are likely to encounter when working in a public and private healthcare 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.

During the course, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the contemporary health and social care sector and the major issues facing professionals in the industry. You will also complete a dissertation on a subject of your choosing, which can be used in job applications to support the professional specialisation you gain from selecting the various optional modules. You’ll also have the chance to consider the role of health education and how departments like the Department for Health and Social Care alter behaviours in the population; the Community Engagement module will give you the chance to assess public conceptions of healthcare – an ideal choice for those interested in finding work in the legislative side of the sector.

Course Modules

The Top-up Degree in Health and Social Care Management will build on many of the skills and theories students will have learnt during their HND. It will also support the development of applying academic theories to real-world events, leading to credible solutions and recommendations. UKCBC and Bath Spa University highlight the importance placed on thinking independently and confidently when students face the academic challenges of the top-up degree.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Dissertation (40 Credits)
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates in Health and Social Care

Optional Modules

  • Health and Social Care Work Based Service Improvement (Optional)
  • Enterprise: Creating Your Business (Optional)
  • Organisational Strategy (Optional)
  • Community Engagement (Optional)

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 (Top-up), you will be expected to have an interest in health and social care, be able to demonstrate your motivation for the subject and be required to meet the following academic criteria in order to join:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Health and Social Care or Health and Social Care Management, or
  • Foundation degree from a UK university in a healthcare-related subject, or
  • Diploma in higher education from a UK university

English Language Entry Requirements

  • Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied their entry qualification in English must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections
  • Evidence of a strong interest in Health and Social Care Management in your personal statement
  • Students will also be required to comply with standard BSU language admissions requirements. Students will undertake an appropriate English test devised by the University for establishing language competency for entry
  • A current enhanced DBS certificate is also required, which must be successfully obtained within 4 weeks of the start of the students’ programme
  • Successful completion of a health questionnaire
Course Fees
Tuition Fees£9,250 per year*

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

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