Why study BSc (Hons) Collaborative Health and Social Care at UWS London?

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Year 2:

Through the second Aspire module this year, you will further develop your academic, personal, and professional skills and attributes.

You will revisit in more depth some of the key health and social care topics from year one, such as working collaboratively with others.

In addition to this, you will also gain further knowledge and skills in:

  • Research approaches
  • Person-centred care
  • Enabling and empowering service users
  • Population and public health
  • Psychology of health and wellbeing

Year 3:

In year three, your final Aspire module will help you consolidate your academic, personal, and professional development, leading you into career development in preparation for becoming a graduate.

You can also take modules focused on specific health and social care topics to begin focusing on a specific sector of health/social care you aspire to work in, including:

  • Integration of health and social care services
  • Dementia care
  • Palliative care
  • Pain management
  • Supporting people with long-term conditions

Year 4:

Year four changes focus slightly in that as well learning about the complexities in working with services users and their families collaboratively it will develop you as a health and/or social care professional.

This will provide you will a range knowledge and skills to:

  • Lead a team
  • Teach others in your workplace
  • Develop population/public health/quality improvement approaches

Your studies will culminate in the development of an honours dissertation which will be in a health/social care subject of your choosing.

This capstone module helps lead you in employment in a specific area of health/social care that you aspire to work in as you will have a detailed and in-depth knowledge and understanding of this aspect of health/social care.

This programme utilises hybrid learning approach to teaching and learning. This means you will be taught through a combination of online and on campus synchronous tutorials and workshops. You will also take part in a range of asynchronous activities using our virtual learning platform.

In this programme you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of working as a professional in health and/or social care. You will also gain transferable skills such as research, communication and working as part of a team.

This degree is assessed using a variety of assessment methods including:

  • Class tests
  • Presentations
  • Written case studies, essays and reports

What is BSc (Hons) Collaborative Health and Social Care all about?

The BSc(Hons) Collaborative Health & Social Care award provides flexible learning opportunities for those who aspire to or currently work within health and/or social care and are wishing to develop their career further. Module options allow you to tailor your studies to your area of interest within the social services and health care sector.

This programme reflects the increasingly complex environment within health and social care and will allow you to explore the sector in response to changing demographics and the integration of services. The curriculum also recognises the shift in services, from both a national and international perspective, and how they are moving towards prevention, person-centredness and the enablement and empowerment of individuals. Central to the degree is valuing the role that all professional carers play in the delivery of services. So, wherever your future destination within the exciting and evolving health and/or social care sector lies, you will develop the professional knowledge and confidence to enable you to confidently improve outcomes for a diverse range of service users.

Programme Highlights

  • You will develop critical and analytical problem-focused learning skills as well as transferable graduate skills which reflect the demands made within contemporary health and social care organisations.
  • This degree will help you understand the interplay between health and social care services and explore ways providers can work together to deliver high-quality and connected services.
  • The modules reflect contemporary professional practice to provide safe, effective, value-based care which utilises a person-centred approach.
  • This degree provides excellent opportunities to learn with people from a variety of backgrounds and interests within a community of professionals and academics at UWS.

Career prospects

This degree prepares you for a successful career in a diverse range of job roles within health and/or social care. Previous graduates have achieved promotion in their current workplace while others have gone on to work for local authorities, health boards, local and national government agencies and charities.

Our aim is to provide an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating course of study that will prepare you for a successful career in the health & social care sector.

Below are some examples of where our previous graduates work :

  • Care Service Owner
  • Care Service/Care Home Manager
  • Home Care Manager
  • Quality Improvement Officer
  • Hospice Activities Coordinator
  • Family Support Worker
  • Project Manager: Homeless Outreach
  • Addiction Support
  • Wellbeing Hub Manager
  • Social Enterprise Owner
  • GP Practice Manager

Who is this course for?

This programme is suitable for those who want a broad understanding of health and social care, rather than specialising in a single medical or social work discipline. It’s ideal for people who see themselves working in roles that bridge healthcare and social services. The BSc Collaborative Health and Social Care programme is typically designed for:

  1. Aspiring healthcare and social care professionals:
    • Those who want to work in integrated health and social care settings
    • Individuals interested in a holistic approach to wellbeing
  2. Current practitioners seeking career advancement:
    • Healthcare assistants, support workers, or those in entry-level care roles looking to progress
  3. Career changers:
    • People from other fields who want to transition into health and social care
  4. Students with diverse backgrounds:
    • Those with interests in health, psychology, sociology, and social policy
  5. Individuals passionate about:
    • Community health
    • Social justice and equity in healthcare
    • Improving care delivery systems
  6. Those interested in interdisciplinary approaches:
    • Students who want to understand both health and social aspects of care
  7. People skills enthusiasts:
    • Those who excel in communication and enjoy working directly with people
  8. Potential future leaders:
    • Individuals aiming for management or coordination roles in health and social care

Further study

After completing a BSc in Collaborative Health and Social care, graduates have several options for further study. These include:

  1. Higher level qualifications such as:
    • MSc Leading People-Centred Integrated Care
    • Masters in Public Health
    • MSc with Adult Nursing Registration
    • MSc with Mental Health Nursing Registration
    • MSc with Midwifery Registration
    • MSc Social Work
  2. Professional Qualifications
    • Depending on their specific role, graduates might pursue certifications in areas like healthcare management, quality improvement, or specific clinical skills.

The choice of further study often depends on the individual’s career goals, current role in healthcare, and desired specialization. Some may choose to gain more work experience before pursuing additional education.

Our facilities

Our modern London Campus is located in London Docklands, a one minute walk from East India DLR station. The campus is well connected and only a few stops away from the exciting city centre.

Our technology-rich campus with light and airy study spaces is the optimal place for learning, making international friends, and taking one closer step to your future career.

Learn more about our London Campus, the history behind it and what areas are nearby for you to explore as a student at UWS London.

Course leader profile

Dr Elaine Stevens 5
Dr Elaine Stevens
Programme Leader: BSc (Hons) Professional Health Studies

Further information

We welcome UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here please contact one of our admissions officer to get the minimum entry requirements for a range of international qualifications.

Year 2

  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Healthcare or Care & Administrative Practice or Social Care or Social Services or Working with Communities or Counselling or Early Education & Childcare or Additional Support Needs or Complementary Therapies. Other relevant HNCs related to Health, Social Care or Admin will be considered.

Year 3

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Healthcare or Care & Administrative Practice or Social Care or Social Services or Working with Communities or Counselling or Early Education & Childcare or Additional Support Needs or Complementary Therapies. Other relevant HNDs related to Health, Social Care or Admin will be considered.

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. For more information on specific academic entry requirements per country, please contact one of our admissions officers.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWSInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Test Minimum Requirement IELTS (International English Language Testing System)IELTS Indicator Overall score of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 for each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)Grade C
Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Int’lOverall score 170 with no element below 163
Cambridge AS and A LevelsGrade C or above
Trinity College London ISEIIReading: Pass; Listening: Pass
ibTOEFL78; no sub-test less than 17: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17
Pearson Test of English (Academic)PTE Overall score of 59 with no element less than 59
Password English Language testGrades equivalent to CEFR B2 for entry at L9 entry and above. Password scores of 6.0 or higher
LanguageCert International ESOLB2 Communicator pass/Communicator High Pass (postgraduate applicants at 6.0)
Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6.
Skills for English (SELT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6

UWS London provides a comprehensive range of student services dedicated to supporting you at every stage of your academic journey, ensuring your success and well-being throughout your studies.

Tuition fees

BSc (Hons) Collaborative Health and Social Care

2024/25
UK (excluding Scotland)
£11,750
International (including EU)
£15,500

Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials and textbooks, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.

For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.

Note: The library will hold some copies of the textbooks but not enough for every student. Students can purchase second hand copies when possible or use older versions if advised by the module cordinator. Students can also sell their copies after the course. This helps manage the cost.

Year 3

Course materials (Optional)

Books and other printed materials are estimated a £50 for this year of study.

Technology & equipment (Optional)

It is recommended that you have access to your own laptop or desk top computer to help with assessments. Costs are variable but will start from around £250.

Uniform (Optional)

For those that require uniforms, these are currently free.

PVG Health Checks (Mandatory)

Your workplce should organise these on your behalf.

Photocopying (Optional)

It is estimated that over the course of the year, you may spend c.£40 on photocpying. This is not essential you may choose to spend more, or less accoring to your needs.

Graduation fees (Optional for those exiting with BSc award)

These fees are set annually by the University and are subject to review. For session 19/20 these were set at £10 Registration Fee. Academic dress and official photography (Optional) for graduation ceremonies is hired and arranged respectively from an external suppliers.

Year 4

Course materials (Optional)

Books and other printed materials are estimated a £50 for this year of study.

Technology & equipment (Optional for direct entrants to Year 4)

It is recommended that you have access to your own laptop or desk top computer to help with assessments. Costs are variable but will start from around £250.

Photocopying (Optional)

It is estimated that over the course of the year, you may spend c.£40 on photocpying. This is not essential you may choose to spend more, or less accoring to your needs.

Graduation fees (Mandatory)

These fees are set annually by the University and are subject to review. For session 19/20 these were set at £10 Registration Fee. Academic dress and official photography (optional) for graduation ceremonies is hired and arranged respectively from an external suppliers.

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