BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care

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 and managerial roles within the 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.

About Health and Social Care Management

The broad demands placed on 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 the smooth provision of services and managing change in organisations.


The degree will provide the knowledge and skills to analyse crucial public health and social care issues. The course is informed by current and expected changes in the UK healthcare sector, 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 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. 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 upon graduation.

Some students progress to postgraduate study in education, public health, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and research. The work placements experienced throughout the three years allows you 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 / April / August / September;

The course is concerned with policy and legislation relating to health and social care as well as the sociology of health, welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups. It prepares graduates for a range of roles in the wider health and social care sectors, including the not-for-profit (voluntary), private sector and public sector.

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Health Service Administrator/Manager
  • Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation Manager
  • Manager Of Learning Disability Services
  • Primary Care Trust Business Development Manager
  • Day Centre Manager
  • Sure Start Programme Manager
  • Health Visitor Manager
  • Prison Service Manager
  • Residential And Nursing Care Home Manager
  • Advisor In Local Authorities
  • Community Care Manager
  • Policy Research Manager
  • Policy Maker
  • Community Development Worker
  • Further Education Teacher
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Adult Nurse
  • Counsellor
  • Dietician
  • Health And Safety Adviser
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Associate
  • Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker
  • Social Worker

 And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Introduction to Health and Social Care
  • Investigating Social Life
  • Introduction to the Human Services
  • Foundations in the Social Sciences
  • Child Welfare: Perspectives on and Approaches to Risk Assessment
  • Studies in ‘Race’ and Ethnicity

Year 2

  • Global Public Health
  • Research Approaches in the Social World
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • Comparing Welfare Internationally
  • Disability in Childhood: Critical Perspectives on Policy And Practice
  • Mental Health and Society
  • Contemporary Forced Migration
  • Managing and Management in the Human Services

Year 3

  • Independent Project in Health and Social Care
  • Health Issues in Gender, Age and Ethnicity
  • Dependency and Care: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice
  • The Social Body
  • Child Protection: Critically Analysing Policy and Practice
  • Ideas and Issues in Globalisation
  • Leadership, Management and Multi-Agency Working in the Human Services
  • Current Issues in the Human Services

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.


You’ll be assessed via seen examinations, short answer papers, practical reports and reviews, case studies, group assessment projects, presentations, essays and health profiles. However, the weight of assessments are written assignments and these allow you to explore the subject in depth through detailed research and construct an argument based on the evidence you gain in preparing the assignment.


After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.


The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England         

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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