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Health and Social Care (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This Health and Social Care (including foundation year) BSc degree is designed for those who want to progress their career in health and social care, but don’t meet the entry requirements for the undergraduate course. On completion of this four-year degree you’ll graduate with the same award and title as students on the three-year health and social care course.

The foundation year will develop your academic study skills, which will prepare you for successful further study at undergraduate level. In the subsequent three years, you’ll focus more on the issue and practices within health and social care, gaining practical skills that will allow you to enter management and leadership roles in the sector.

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More about this course

On our Health and Social Care (including foundation year) BSc, you’ll consider principles, knowledge, values and policies that underpin good health and social care practice and explore the formal and informal mechanisms required to promote good practice by individuals in the workforce.

Throughout your degree there will be opportunities to work on your abilities outside of the classroom. We offer a number of workshops to help our students improve their academic skills, such as essay writing, and also increase their career prospects with workshops on interview and application practice. An academic tutor and mentor will be assigned to you and they will guide you through your time at the university, ensuring that you settle in and perform to the best of your ability.

The foundation year will be shared with students from different degree specialisms. This will be the perfect opportunity to explore different academic interests and work with students who have different perspectives on a wide range of topics within social professions and social sciences. During this year you’ll focus on developing your academic and study skills that will enable you to take on the challenge of a degree with confidence. You’ll also explore the importance of critical assessment, consider the importance of different views, and be guided through the process of researching, planning, drafting and proofreading your essay.

You’ll take one specialised module that will introduce you to the study of health and social care, preparing you for the subsequent three years of your degree.

After the foundation year, you’ll join students starting on the three-year degree and study the same content. Visit the Health and Social Care BSc page to learn more about the course content for the three-years after your foundation year. If for any reason you find that you’d like to switch your degree specialism after the foundation year, there will be flexibility to do so.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through seen examinations, short answer papers, practical reports and reviews, case studies, group assessment projects, presentations, essays and health profiles.

Professional accreditation

This course is fully validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code L504
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This course is subject to validation.

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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC/Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • GCSE English Language at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include::

  • Critical Thinking
  • Interventions for Change
  • Media, Crime and 'Race'
  • Reflecting on Self and Society
  • Researching Discrimination
  • Researching Inequality
  • Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Communicating with Different Client Groups
  • Culture, Society and Ethics
  • Introducing Health and Social Care
  • Research and Professional Practice

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care 1
  • Development for Employment
  • Ethics and Research in Professional Contexts
  • Health Promotion and Policy

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care 2
  • Health Project
  • Leadership and Management in Professional Contexts
  • Research Methods and Evaluation Skills
  • Homlesness and Housing Policy
  • Housing Issues and Housing Solutions
  • Urban Health 

After the course

Successful completion of your degree offers excellent career opportunities in the fields of health and social care. This may be within the NHS, voluntary or independent sectors. Our graduates have found careers in mental health and medical rehabilitation, and as support workers in the NHS, housing associations and charity organisations.

What is a degree with foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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