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BAHealth and Social Care

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

Why choose this course?
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, with a diverse range of experiences and qualifications. What they have in common is a wish to make a difference to people’s lives.
You can tailor your learning according to your interests with a wide selection of optional modules and you can also specialise in Criminal Justice, Guidance and Counselling, Health and Wellbeing, Policy and Leadership.
You’ll be able to incorporate work experience and volunteering into your studies to get a real sense of health and social care in practice.
You will be taught by an expert team of enthusiastic staff who are widely published within their field.
We have excellent working relationships with a range of organisations such as regional councils, the Framework Housing Association and Skills for Care, which ensure the course is up-to-date and meets employers’ needs.
We’re building successful graduates
92% of our full-time BA (Hons) Health and Social Care graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving. (Latest DLHE survey undergraduate results 2012-2013)

Programme structure

What will I study?
Health and social care is centrally concerned with well-being or the state of being or doing well in life, with being happy and healthy, and with the moral and physical welfare of a person, a family, a neighbourhood or community.

Year One
Core modules

Working with People
Foundations to Health and Social Care
Introduction to Social Policy
Research and Professional Practice
Human Growth and Development.
At the end of your first year you will be able to specialise in a areas of:

Criminal Justice – examine core criminological theory and practice. This is for students wanting to work in Criminal Justice settings.
Guidance and Counselling – study the theory, services and practice of Guidance and Counselling. This option is for those who want to work in a counselling capacity.
Policy and Practice – examine the issues in policy and leadership. This option is for those wanting to work in policy environments and management or leadership.
Health and Well-being – study sociological, environmental and lifestyle determinants of health. This choice is suitable for those wishing to work in health services including public health and health promotion.
There is no need to commit yourself to a specialism before you start the course.

Year Two
Core modules

Key Themes in Health and Social Care
Safeguarding in Practice
Research in Health and Social Care
Philosophical, Political and Ethical Debate in Health and Social Care
Managing Health and Social Care.
You will also be able to select one option from a selection that currently includes:

People, Place and Inequalities
Theories of Counselling
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Experience of Professional Practice.
Year Three
Core modules

Individual Integrated Project
Leading Teams.
You will also be able to select three optional modules. Some of these are only available if you have taken the appropriate options in Year Two. The selection currently includes:

Practice of Counselling
Understanding Policy Environments
Living Places
Young People, Crime and Justice
Drugs and Society
Advice and Guidance Interventions
Health Promotion and Multidisciplinary Public Health
Understanding Mental Health and Illness
Working in Professional Practice.

Career opportunities

Your career development
You’ll graduate with the confidence, experience and ability to make a difference to people’s lives. You may be interested in pursuing a career in:

nursing
health promotion
housing
social work
guidance providing agencies
the police
probation service
teaching.
Some past students have also gone on to lead projects aimed at reducing disadvantage within communities.

Certain occupations in health and social care require a professional qualification as well as a degree, and many of our students go on to study for further qualifications or higher degrees.

The Health and Social Care job titles below give an indication of the careers our recent graduates are following:*

Academic Support Worker
Child Residential Social Care Worker
Community Alcohol Worker
Family Support Worker
Healthcare Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Mental Health Support Worker
Nurse Helpline Manager
Occupational Therapy Technician
Primary School Learning Support Assistant
Probation Officer
Rehabilitation Support Worker
SEN Teaching Assistant
Senior Care Assistant
Social Care Worker
Support Worker
Teaching Assistant
Therapeutic Practitioner.
*Information taken from the Nottingham Trent University Graduate Destinations Database 2008 – 2013.

Did you know, 92% of our full-time BA (Hons) Health and Social Care graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving? (Latest DLHE survey undergraduate results 2012-2013)

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States