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BSc ( Hons ) Health & Social Care. Plymouth University. The Qualification. Three year degree with an academic and a practice orientation Designed to allow students to study and meet other interests and demands on their time

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the qualification
The Qualification
  • Three year degree with an academic and a practice orientation
  • Designed to allow students to study and meet other interests and demands on their time
  • Attracts people who are interested in working in health and social care settings, particularly in the community and the voluntary sector

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies

course aims
Course Aims

To produce graduates who are:

(i) the ability to integrate specific subject knowledge, values and skills; and who are

(ii) equipped with the skills to promote the well being of people in complex situations

the course
The Course
  • An applied discipline with strong value base
  • The programme covers a broader range of subjects and interests

Programme features

  • Tutorial system: all students have a personal tutor in stages one & two; dissertation supervisor stage three
  • Smaller cohort: main cohort 30 – 35 students
  • Work Based Learning Opportunities

Programme features

  • Graduate skills: transferable across a range of settings & contexts
  • Employability : range of possibilities
  • International exchanges: Erasmus
your application
Your Application

Academic Qualifications including:

- 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above (including English and Mathematics)

-A minimum of 240 points at A level or equivalent (mustinclude at least 160 points from two A levels or one 12-unit award. AS level may also contribute)

What we look for:

your application1
Your Application
  • Non Standard Academic Qualifications
  • BTEC or Diploma in a social science related area.
  • Access to higher education, to include Social Science units
  • Applications from those returning to education are welcome
  • Evidence of academic study in the last five years is required
personal qualities
Personal Qualities

An interest and knowledge of health and social care

An ability to empathise with others

An ability to solve problems

An ability to work on one’s own and as part of a team

An ability to use one’s initiative

An ability to communicate well

A caring and thoughtful attitude towards others


Job Opportunities

Previous graduate employment areas:

  • A drugs counsellor in Dartmoor Prison
  • Teaching health and social care to sixth form students
  • Manager of respite care home for older people
  • Practice manager in a GP’s surgery
  • NCH project worker, working with vulnerable young people
  • Advice worker with Connexions


For information on funding please attend one of the following Funding Talks:

all Drake Circus Campus

10.15 – 10.45 RowlandLevinsky *LT 1

11.30 – 12.00 Sherwell Lower *LT

13.00 – 13.30 Sherwell Lower *LT

15.15 – 15.45 Sherwell Lower *LT

bsc hons health social care studies
BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care Studies

At Plymouth University

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A copy of this presentation can be found on the University website shortly after the open day at:

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