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Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice (Top-Up)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Applied social science

**Course Overview**

- Want to make a difference? The BA (Hons) Applied Community and Social Care Studies (Top-Up) will provide you with a strong knowledge base and develops key skills required for community and social care leadership roles.

- A range of specialist modules and topics are offered to suit your areas of interest: management skills in community practice; racism, ethnicity and social welfare; critical social policy; social housing and homelessness; mental health and social care; drugs and society; poverty, exclusion and social justice; crime and society; and many more.

- Course team members are experienced academics whose specialist research and scholarly activity is in areas associated with community or social care practice. In addition to academic experience, many staff on the course team have worked as qualified social workers, whilst most others have direct experience of practice in the social care and community development sectors.

- In addition to enhancing your employment opportunities the programme provides essential educational underpinnings for students to progress onto further postgraduate study and research in, for example, social work, social policy, education, community leadership etc.

**Why study with us**

- Excellent teaching and student support from the course team and our wider support services.

- Outstanding student satisfaction which promotes individual aims, aspirations and success rates in degree progression

- As part of the course you will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of service users, carers, patients and public members via our community engagement and service user support (Comensus) groups

**Further Information**

- Your understanding of the importance of promoting and working inclusively with people in the broad context of social care and community work is fundamental to our approach to learning and teaching.

- You will be encouraged to continue work on project development and community engagement as part of your work experience and the course has a number of projects, which students have steered and managed with the support of the lecturing staff.

- There are opportunities for study tours abroad. Past tours have visited Portugal, Poland, and Sweden.

Modules

Compulsory Modules: Dissertation (Double or Single) or Community Research Project, Critical Social Policy, Applied Community Practice.

Optional Modules: Youth Matters, Race and Racism, Gender Issues, Working with People with Learning Disabilities, Disability Studies, Crime in Society, Mental Health, Safeguarding Young People

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Social Work, Care and Community

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Applied social science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

57%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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.

£19,000
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
45%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
15%
Caring personal services
12%
Protective service occupations

This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into management, marketing and HR jobs and jobs in the police, and employment rates are good in general — but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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

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£18k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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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