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Health and Social Care

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Social care

Do you want a professional career shaping the future of health and social care? Are you interested in the changing nature of population health and health inequalities in society?

Our Health and Social Care degree?will allow you to develop the advanced knowledge, values, resilience?and employability skills?needed?to become a leader and influencer?to?help meet the needs of the 21st century health and social care sector.?

You’ll examine health and social care from national and global perspectives considering cultural values and beliefs, enabling you to deliver compassionate, high quality and inclusive care and services for individuals, families and communities.

Your?lecturers?will use their up-to-date practitioner and research experience?to?help you develop a?high level of theoretical knowledge?and?practical know how.

Subject specific skills and the importance of cultural competence, social justice, adherence to relevant legislation and professional standards will be evident throughout all levels of your study.

Professional work placements, which form an integral part of your degree, will give you the chance to gain experience in multiple health and social care settings and there are opportunities to study, work or volunteer overseas during your course.

The applied nature of this degree means you’ll graduate with?the?knowledge, skills and experience?needed?for professional practice?and?that employers?in this?growing sector?are looking for.

**Professional placements**
Our students have completed placements in?facilities that provide residential care for adults and older adults, with youth work teams, in the NHS, in children's and family?centres, and with charities and non-government agencies. You may also choose to explore career pathways in primary care outside of traditional clinical roles, including social prescribing, public health, community development and digital health enterprise.

**Career opportunities**
The continued growth and changing nature of the health and social care sector provides a wide range of opportunities for graduates with the right skills. This degree will prepare you for a diverse range of careers, such as social prescriber, health and wellbeing coach, care navigator, psychological wellbeing practitioner and community engagement officer.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Policy and Legal Frameworks in Health and Social Care; Anatomy and Physiology; Health and Wellbeing; Person Centred Care and Integrated Working; Mental Health Today; Nutritional Biochemistry and Exercise for Health; Leading Health and Social Care in a Multi-Agency Environment; Difficulties Families Face; Valued Ageing; Contemporary Issues in Public Health and Individual Wellbeing.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Health and Nutrition

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Social work

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
27%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


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Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,200
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Health and social care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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