Health and Social Care BSc (Top up)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Health and Social Care BSc (Top up)
Code L513
Qualification Type Undergraduate Qualification
Qualification Level Level 6
Course type Full Time


Do you want to Top- up your level 5 qualification (HND or Foundation Degree)  to a full degree in Health and Social Care? A Top-up degree is the equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree. This programme aims to provide a natural progression for students who may have completed a related foundation degree or equivalent level 5 qualification (e.g. HND).

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Top-up degrees enable students to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of a particular topic. The BSc Health & Social Care (Top up) provides students with the opportunity to graduate with an honours degree.

The course draws on a range of local, national and international perspectives and theory. The teaching and learning on this course will reflect the real world of health and social care. In some modules students will use real world experience to inform ideas; in others simulated case studies are used so that the students can apply theoretical knowledge and statistics to them. The dissertation module will provide the students with the opportunity to research a specialist area of their choice that will equip them with skills to enter the job market, progress in their work place or continue in post-graduate studies.

Studying full-time will take one year and part-time will take two years. 


 Core Modules

Leading Change in Organisations

Applied Statistics for Health and Social Care


Elective modules (Students choose two)

Advanced Dementia Care

Health Psychology

Dual Diagnosis: Substance Misuse

Health Promotion and Public Health

How will it be delivered?

The course will be assessed with essays, case study, reports, presentations, exams, In-class assessment and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants wishing to gain direct entry onto the top-up at level 6, must have at least 240 CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points gained through study at levels 4 and 5 in a relevant field. The average grade at level 5 must be 50% or above. 

Your next steps...

The programme also opens up opportunities for careers in health, care and community based organisations and projects in public, private or third sector.

Students can progress to further study e.g. post-graduate study and / or career progression