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BA in Health And Social Care (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Health And Social Care

Course Description

This course provides a multidisciplinary, social science based route to qualification in the health and social care fields. An alternative to clinical training, the emphasis during this course is on the social experiences of health and care, including the policy issues, the delivery and management of services, and the evaluation of evidence.

  • 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 degree is taught by experts in the subject who aim to be innovative and to meet real needs.
  • 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.

This course provides a multidisciplinary, social science based route to qualification in the health and social care fields. An alternative to clinical training, the emphasis during this course is on the social experiences of health and care, including the policy issues, the delivery and management of services, and the evaluation of evidence. We aim to provide a friendly and...

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Course Content

Year 1

The core modules of the course provide an introduction to the key concepts, historical background and contemporary issues relating to health and social care, as well as an introduction to research and study skills.

Compulsory modules:

  • Health & Welfare Issues
  • Fundamentals of Sociology
  • Research and study skills
  • Health and Society
  • Behaviour and Health
  • Working with Vulnerable Populations

Years 2 & 3

Core modules provide a thorough grounding in key theoretical perspectives, comparative studies in health and welfare policy, and research methodologies. Other modules can be chosen from a variety offered by the School of Social Sciences. You will also work independently (with supervision) on an extended piece of written work to be submitted as a dissertation.

Year 2

At level 2 you will continue the study of core subjects related to your discipline, begin your dissertation study and select a limited number of options.

Compulsory modules:

  • Comparative Health & Welfare
  • Research Methods - Dissertation proposal
  • Ageing and well-being in Society
  • Interpreting Health & Social Care
  • Sociology of Health 

Option modules:

  • Health, Care & Culture
  • Social Work Perspectives/Safbwynt Gwaith Cymdeithasol
  • Work Placement

Year 3

You will complete your degree with a more detailed study of core subjects, select optional areas and complete your dissertation.

Compulsory modules:

  • Mental Health & Society
  • Global Health & Social Care
  • Principles of Public Health
  • Dissertation

Option modules:

  • Health Leadership
  • Health Policy
  • Advancing Knowledge

Year 1 The core modules of the course provide an introduction to the key concepts, historical background and contemporary issues relating to health and social care, as well as an introduction to research and study skills. Compulsory modules: Health & Welfare Issues Fundamentals of Sociology Research and study...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: 96 points from a minimum of 4 Higher Subjects
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Welsh Baccalaureate.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma  International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate: 96 points from a minimum of 4 Higher...

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Assessment Methods

We use a variety of assessment methods, including coursework, examinations and the dissertation. Some modules are wholly assessed by coursework.

We use a variety of assessment methods, including coursework, examinations and the dissertation. Some modules are wholly assessed by coursework.