This Health and Social Care degree explores the role of the health and social care manager, including the individual who works in the health and social care community and the aspiring manager. The BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management (Top-Up) degree is designed for professionals from a social care, housing, health or nursing background who already have a qualification at diploma level and wish to obtain a degree.
Health and social care concerns the general wellbeing of people and ensuring that they are happy and leading a healthy lifestyle. Providing help to those who are vulnerable or need that extra care at home, in hospital or in residential settings, will give you a great deal of personal achievement and career fulfilment. During this course you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a confident, reflective worker in health, social or community settings, such as the NHS, Social Services or the voluntary and private sector.
The aim of the BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management (Top-Up) degree course is to achieve an understanding of the nature of health and social care, research evidence, health and social care policy and health and social care delivery. The core of the programme involves the application of social and behavioural science disciplines and concepts to current core themes, skills and issues relevant to health and social care delivery. You will develop an awareness of the changing political, philosophical, economic, cultural and social contexts of health and social care services.
The students will also enhance their ability to work independently and extend their knowledge in specialist sectors of health and social care through selecting research areas which reflect their interests. Skills in academic inquiry, analysis, the presentation of balanced, evidence-based and reasoned arguments and conclusions are developed to meet the student’s educational and employment objectives. Knowledge, skills, motivation, personal development and employability skills are included to encourage learning and development for future work and life situations. Undergraduates are required to carry out independent research on a chosen topic area to complete their undergraduate dissertation. All students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor to support them throughout this process.
Course Length: 1 years;
Start dates: January / May / September
- Substance use and society
- Life course approaches to health, wellbeing and ageing
- Entrepreneurship and Project Management
- Housing and Community Living
- Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Health
- Integrated Perspectives on Disease
- Collaborating for Social Change
* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.
Module assessments are designed to measure the extent to which students have achieved the knowledge and skills expressed in the module learning outcomes. A range of assessment methods is used to extend and demonstrate students’ learning, including essays, critiques, reports, exercises, case studies, , projects, individual and group oral presentations.
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 programme provides students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake a range of health and social care roles in both community and formal settings. In addition students have the opportunity to apply for graduate training in social work or nursing, or employment within the charitable or voluntary sectors in social care, leisure, education, health promotion and management.
You can further your career in professions such as:
- Advice Worker/Personal Adviser
- Charity Officer
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Health Service Manager
- Local Government Administrator
- Nutritional Therapist
- Sales Executive, Medical
- Social Worker
- Lifestyle Consultant
- Accommodation warden
- Art therapist
- British sign language interpreter
- Care assistant
- Careers adviser
- Care home advocate
- Childcare inspector
- Clinical psychologist
- Community development worker
- Community transport operations manager
- Community transport passenger assistant
- Drama therapist
- Drug and alcohol worker
- Education Welfare Officer
- Equalities officer
- Family support worker
- Forensic psychologist
- Grants officer
- Healthcare Assistant
- Learning mentor
- Life coach
- Money adviser or debt counsellor
- Music therapist
- Nursery worker/manager
- Occupational therapist
- Primary care graduate mental health worker
- Probation services officer
- Registered care home manager
- Residential Support Worker
- Substance misuse outreach worker
- Victim care officer
- Volunteer organiser
- Welfare benefits adviser
- Youth and Community Worker
- The (Top-Up) course is designed for applicants holding a Level 5 qualification such as a Higher National Diploma, or other equivalents or have completed the second year of a relevant and comparable degree;
- Applicants must have a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits in any Business and/or Management related areas;
- 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;
- Qualifications are checked before enrolment by the institution where you’ll apply;
- Students must bring their original diploma when coming for registration;
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.
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.