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Applied Social Care (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


Our Applied Social Care Joint Honours course focuses on the context within which social problems arise and includes an in-depth examination of social issues and the ways in which these issues are addressed. You can combine your studies with complementary subjects such as Health Studies, Education, Law, Sociology and Psychology.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 23/09/2020

Highlights


Course Content


  • This course recognises the current climate particularly on service delivery, examining how individuals, organisations and communities seek solutions to social problems and effectively respond to social issues. You will be equipped with the key skills for working in the social care sector.

    This course will develop your understanding of social welfare and social care provision in areas such as social development, mental health and substance misuse. The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and empathy to empower those considered to be disadvantaged in society to improve their lives and maximise their choices.

    Stage one

    This stage provides foundation knowledge in social care where you consider ways to help, support and enable people to lead independent lives. This includes core modules in understanding social development, contemporary social issues and developing professional skills for employment.

    You will benefit from a short shadow placement in your first year followed by an extended work-based placement and reflective experience in the second year of the course.

    Stage two

    This stage provides you with more specific and detailed knowledge exploring in greater depth the social issues that affect society which prevent people achieving independence and having choices. Social issues explored include law and policy in relation to achieving social change, living with disabilities and effective partnership working.

    Stage three

    This stage consolidates your knowledge and learning. The Enhancing Leadership and Employability Skills module explores the role of leadership in contemporary social care and community practice and assists you to develop an awareness of your values and style of leadership. The final year dissertation acts as a gateway to future employment.

    Schedule

    Taught study on the Applied Social Care Joint Honours course will be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops of usually 12-16 hours per week. We recommend that you spend a total of 40 hours each week in taught study and self-directed study as this is a full time course.

    Assessments

    You are assessed through coursework, essays, report, critical reviews, portfolios, online tests, oral presentations, individual and group work.

    Additional Information

    Please note that all students who enrol on the course may be required to complete a successful Occupational Health Screening and Disclosure and Barring Service Check prior to their first placement.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    Travel costs to and from placements, and extra costs associated with placements, may be incurred throughout your studies depending on where you are based.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

  • If you’d like further information about this joint honours, come along to our next Open Day to explore the course or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

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