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

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Duration
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Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 27/11/2018

Our Social Care Joint Honours course focuses on the context within which social problems arise and includes in-depth examination of social issues and the ways in which these issues are addressed. You can combine your study 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

Course

Highlights

  • Optional placements.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

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.

Course Details

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 required for working in the social care sector.

Read more

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

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.

Career

Career Opportunities

Students will have opportunities during each year of their course to work with service users, in settings which have a social impact and enhancing the wellbeing for individuals or communities.  As a practical programme, the BSc in Applied Social Care enables students to apply theory to real life situations.  Employability is a significant part of the programme even outside of the WBL modules.

There are a wide range of career paths open to graduates for example: Care and support management, Volunteering Scheme Leader, Working in education (teaching or educational psychologist), Advice worker, Adult guidance worker, Equality and diversity officer, Family mediator, Housing allocations officer.

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

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

Applicants are expected to have GCSE English Language. Functional/Key Skills are accepted.

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

  • Contemporary Social Issues (20 Credits)
    Module code: SWK1061
    Core Module Y
  • Developing Professional Skills for Employment (20 Credits)
    Module code: SWK1065
    Core Module Y
  • Understanding Social Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: SWK1066
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • focus on practical skills
  • optional placements
  • develops your knowledge and understanding of social issues, professional interventions and the role of social care and third sector organisations in social welfare services
  • introduces you to a variety of career choices within the social care sector

Student Stories

Bethel Tadesse

“l started Hidden Scars because I wanted to create FGM awareness in Northampton. Starting my project was not easy but I received great advice from the University and the Zimwomen Association (an organisation that I volunteered with during my first year of degree course) and they encouraged me to start my project. I decided to focus the project on FGM because out of all of the things I wanted to do, FGM was what I was most passionate about”.

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

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

 

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,…

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.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 27/11/2018

  • Our Social Care Joint Honours course focuses on the context within which social problems arise and includes in-depth examination of social issues and the ways in which these issues are addressed. You can combine your study 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

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional placements.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • 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 required for working in the social care sector.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    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.

    • *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.

    • 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.

    • Career Opportunities

      Students will have opportunities during each year of their course to work with service users, in settings which have a social impact and enhancing the wellbeing for individuals or communities.  As a practical programme, the BSc in Applied Social Care enables students to apply theory to real life situations.  Employability is a significant part of the programme even outside of the WBL modules.

      There are a wide range of career paths open to graduates for example: Care and support management, Volunteering Scheme Leader, Working in education (teaching or educational psychologist), Advice worker, Adult guidance worker, Equality and diversity officer, Family mediator, Housing allocations officer.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    Applicants are expected to have GCSE English Language. Functional/Key Skills are accepted.

    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

    • Contemporary Social Issues (20 Credits)
      Module code: SWK1061
      Core Module Y
    • Developing Professional Skills for Employment (20 Credits)
      Module code: SWK1065
      Core Module Y
    • Understanding Social Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: SWK1066
      Core Module Y
    • Bethel Tadesse

      “l started Hidden Scars because I wanted to create FGM awareness in Northampton. Starting my project was not easy but I received great advice from the University and the Zimwomen Association (an organisation that I volunteered with during my first year of degree course) and they encouraged me to start my project. I decided to focus the project on FGM because out of all of the things I wanted to do, FGM was what I was most passionate about”.

    • 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: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

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

     

    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

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour