BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management is a challenging and rewarding career that will offer a variety of environments to work in, and the opportunity to gain an insight into health and social care leadership and management. This course explores the role of the health and social care manager within the context of contemporary research, legislation, policy and theory. This degree is excellent preparation for students seeking administrative, managerial type roles within health and social care industry. You’ll gain a fascinating perspective on the interactions between people, health and social care environments, and the organisations providing and regulating services.
The broad demands placed on the health and social care services ensure the need for skilled and talented individuals with the right qualifications. The areas of administration and management are permanently topical, with staff in these positions maintaining smooth provision of services and managing change in organisations.
The degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to analyse important public health and social care issues. The course is informed by current and expected changes in the UK healthcare sector, and given the UK’s ageing population, advances in healthcare technology, quality concerns and the rising cost of providing healthcare.
The BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management offers graduate entry for the future managers and administrators of health and social care services, in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. It provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective employee of these ever-changing services.
The course aims to rise above the parts that make up health service; instead it looks at how health and social care work together as a whole. The course will also open the possibilities for a career working for large aid organisations locally and abroad. The relevant placements further boost your employability on graduation.
Some students progress onto postgraduate study in education, public health, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and research. The work placements experienced throughout the three years gives you an opportunity to explore those areas of health and social care within which you would like to develop your future career. Placements are in a wide range of settings including the NHS, social care, charitable, non-profit making and private organisations, public health, occupational health, local authorities and Government.
Course Length: 3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates: January / May / September