Health and Social Care (Top-up) BSc (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 20/11/2018

Our Health and Social Care Top-up course focuses on the context within which health and social problems arise and includes an in-depth examination of social care policy and contemporary health issues.

Our Illustration course encourages you to develop a personal visual language and a creative, innovative approach to the discipline. We will challenge you to respond creatively to a broad range of issues and communicate complex ideas with clarity and flair. Our studio culture fosters collaboration, critical reflection and idea sharing.

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

Course

Highlights

  • Top-up your Foundation degree to a BSc (Hons) qualification.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of health and social care issues.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

Additional

Information

Assessments

A variety of assessment methods are used on the Health and Social Care Top-up including case studies, presentations, portfolios, essays and one examination.

Course Details

The Top-up degree consists of a Health and Social Care dissertation, a taught module on Social Change and Communities and two overarching health modules on Ethical Issues and Integrated Perspectives on Disease. The course provides you with the key skills needed for working within the health and social care sector.

 

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to undertake a range of health and social care roles in both community and formal settings.

In addition, you have the opportunity to apply for graduate training in social work or nursing, or employment within the charitable or voluntary sectors.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or an equivalent higher education qualification to be eligible for this course.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Social and Community Development Dissertation (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK4001
    Core Module Y
  • Housing and Community Living (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK3023
    Core Module N
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Health (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS3006
    Core Module N
  • Integrated Perspectives on Disease (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS3007
    Core Module N
  • Collaborating for Social Change (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK3026
    Core Module N
  • Substance Use in Context (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK3027
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

A variety of teaching and learning approaches are used within this Top-up including lectures, self-directed learning, seminars, group work and e-learning. Tutorial support is also provided by course tutors and dissertation supervisors.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Our postgraduate qualifications will give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Social Work MA

 

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

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

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,000
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

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: £9,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,200

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Updated 20/11/2018

  • Our Health and Social Care Top-up course focuses on the context within which health and social problems arise and includes an in-depth examination of social care policy and contemporary health issues.

    Our Illustration course encourages you to develop a personal visual language and a creative, innovative approach to the discipline. We will challenge you to respond creatively to a broad range of issues and communicate complex ideas with clarity and flair. Our studio culture fosters collaboration, critical reflection and idea sharing.

    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

    Course

    Highlights

    • Top-up your Foundation degree to a BSc (Hons) qualification.
    • Develop a deeper understanding of health and social care issues.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*
  • The Top-up degree consists of a Health and Social Care dissertation, a taught module on Social Change and Communities and two overarching health modules on Ethical Issues and Integrated Perspectives on Disease. The course provides you with the key skills needed for working within the health and social care sector.

     

    Additional

    Information

    Assessments

    A variety of assessment methods are used on the Health and Social Care Top-up including case studies, presentations, portfolios, essays and one examination.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to undertake a range of health and social care roles in both community and formal settings.

      In addition, you have the opportunity to apply for graduate training in social work or nursing, or employment within the charitable or voluntary sectors.

  • You will need to have completed a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or an equivalent higher education qualification to be eligible for this course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Social and Community Development Dissertation (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK4001
      Core Module Y
    • Housing and Community Living (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK3023
      Core Module N
    • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Health (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS3006
      Core Module N
    • Integrated Perspectives on Disease (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS3007
      Core Module N
    • Collaborating for Social Change (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK3026
      Core Module N
    • Substance Use in Context (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK3027
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Our postgraduate qualifications will give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Social Work MA

       

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 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

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,000
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    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: £9,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,200

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour