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Health and Social care, BA Hons (Top-up)

University of Greenwich

Bachelor Degree , Health And Social Care

Course Description

Our health and social care top-up degree is for professionals with a background in social care, housing, health or nursing who have a qualification at diploma level and need a degree for career progression. If you wish to qualify as a professional social worker, please see our Social Work course.

With the help of your lecturers, who are experts in the health and social care sector, you will gain theoretical and practical experience and knowledge of multi-professional and multi-agency teamwork. This will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of the complex issues in this sector, and prepare you for the next step in your career.

  • If you are a professional wanting to work in the community, or need a degree for career progression, our top-up was designed for you
  •  Learn from lecturers who are experts in the field of health and social care
  •  Our degree provides you with experience and knowledge of multi-professional and multi-agency teamwork.
  •  Located across the University's iconic Greenwich Maritime Campus

Our health and social care top-up degree is for professionals with a background in social care, housing, health or nursing who have a qualification at diploma level and need a degree for career progression. If you wish to qualify as a professional social worker, please see our Social Work course. With the help of your lecturers, who are experts in the health and social care sector,...

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Course Content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Understanding Management in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Research Methods in Health & Social Care (15 credits)
  • Academic Preparation (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care (30 credits)
  • Theory, Evidence and Practice in Public Health and Wellbeing Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Community Development and Engagement. (15 credits)

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Understanding Management in Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Research Methods in Health & Social Care (15 credits)
  • Academic Preparation (15 credits)
  • Community Development and Engagement. (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care (30 credits)
  • Theory, Evidence and Practice in Public Health and Wellbeing Dissertation (30 credits)

Full time Year 1 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Understanding Management in Health and Social Care (15 credits) Research Methods in Health & Social Care (15 credits) Academic Preparation (15 credits) Contemporary Issues in Health and...

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a Level 5 programme of study, such as one of the following:

  • A Diploma of Higher Education
  • A relevant foundation degree with a grade point average of at least 55%
  • A HND with a Merit profile.

We accept recognised alternative qualifications. 

Applicants must have successfully completed a Level 5 programme of study, such as one of the following:

  • A Diploma of Higher Education
  • A relevant foundation degree with a grade point average of at least 55%
  • A HND with a Merit profile.

We accept recognised alternative qualifications. 

Assessment Methods

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.