Social Care and Health Studies (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values appropriate for working in a variety of Health and Social care settings. The teaching and learning is delivered by academic staff actively engaged in research, consultancy, internationalisation, the student experience and publication. Joint Honours courses are flexible and you can tailor modules around your interests, which is ideal for those who want to study diverse subject areas.

Course

Highlights

  • Progression courses available.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Optional placement opportunities.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Optional Work Placement Year

There is an optional placement year available to students studying on the Social Care course between stages two and three.

Course Details

The programme adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of health, illness and disease in modern Western and developing societies. You will study areas of sociology, psychology, social policy and ethics. The ethos that underpins the Social Care aspects of this programme is anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice that will prepare you for employment with a variety of individuals and communities.

Students that have completed the Health and Social Care undergraduate degree have gained employment in a number of areas such as teaching, the police, housing and the third sector. Students can also continue studying at post graduate level and areas of interest have included medicine (General Practitioner), youth and community justice and social work.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

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 at The University of Northampton.

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

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

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply. Applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or career qualifications are also welcome.

English Language Requirements

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

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

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

Course Content

  • Concepts of Health (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1016
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Health Studies (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1012
    Core Module Y
  • Study Skills (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1014
    Core Module Y
  • Health and Society (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SLS1005
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Social Policy and Law (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1001
    Core Module Y
  • Perspectives on Human Behaviour (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1002
    Core Module Y
  • Volunteering (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: SWK1003
    Core Module N

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • this course prepares you for professional socially, psychologically and biologically constructed health issues
  • we adopt the philosophy that health and illness are socially and psychologically, as well as biologically, constructed
  • we develop your skills and knowledge in working with other professionals
  • raise political awareness and encourage you to be creative, critical and reflective thinkers
  • we encourage you to be a critical thinker who is autonomous and empowers not only themselves but communities
  • you will become change makers of the future. The social care modules are closely aligned to the University of Northampton’s Changemaker programme
  • delivered by a dedicated multidisciplinary team

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

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

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit modul

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

International: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

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…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


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Updated 25/09/2018

  • The course aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values appropriate for working in a variety of Health and Social care settings. The teaching and learning is delivered by academic staff actively engaged in research, consultancy, internationalisation, the student experience and publication. Joint Honours courses are flexible and you can tailor modules around your interests, which is ideal for those who want to study diverse subject areas.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Progression courses available.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Optional placement opportunities.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • The programme adopts an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of health, illness and disease in modern Western and developing societies. You will study areas of sociology, psychology, social policy and ethics. The ethos that underpins the Social Care aspects of this programme is anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice that will prepare you for employment with a variety of individuals and communities.

    Students that have completed the Health and Social Care undergraduate degree have gained employment in a number of areas such as teaching, the police, housing and the third sector. Students can also continue studying at post graduate level and areas of interest have included medicine (General Practitioner), youth and community justice and social work.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Optional Work Placement Year

    There is an optional placement year available to students studying on the Social Care course between stages two and three.

    • See for yourself

      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 at The University of Northampton.

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

  • A typical offer is BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply. Applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or career qualifications are also welcome.

    English Language Requirements

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

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      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

    • Concepts of Health (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1016
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Health Studies (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1012
      Core Module Y
    • Study Skills (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1014
      Core Module Y
    • Health and Society (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SLS1005
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Social Policy and Law (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1001
      Core Module Y
    • Perspectives on Human Behaviour (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1002
      Core Module Y
    • Volunteering (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: SWK1003
      Core Module N
    • 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.

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

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit modul

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

    International: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    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…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour