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Health and Social Care, BA Hons (Top-up) Undergraduate prospectus

  • If you are a professional wanting to work in the community, or need a degree for career progression, our top-up was designed for you
  • Learn from lecturers who are experts in the field of health and social care
  • Our degree provides you with experience and knowledge of multi-professional and multi-agency teamwork.

Overview

Overview

Health and social care workers offer a vital service to the UK - their contribution to the health service is invaluable.

Our 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. If you are working or planning to work in community settings and require a health and social care degree for career progression, this is the programme for you.

You will develop specific knowledge and understanding on complex health and social care issues, so you can give the best support to service users. We have well-equipped facilities to support all your activities and employ creative teaching methods and assessment techniques.

Our lecturers, who are experts in the field of health and social care, will provide you with an integrated knowledge base. You will draw from contributing disciplines and philosophies and apply these to your areas of practice and interest. Our degree provides you with experience and knowledge of multi-professional and multi-agency teamwork. We are strong supporters of collaborative practice and we have strong partnerships with service users and carers.

Throughout the year you will integrate both theory and practice. Our approach is based on inter-professional learning where you will study alongside other professions, learning with, from and about one another. This, we find, improves collaboration and the quality of care.

We pride ourselves on combining high-quality teaching with world-class research and a vibrant student experience. This is why we are consistently rated highly in the National Student Survey. You will start the programme at Level 6 (equivalent to the third year of a degree) and it will provide 120 academic credits.

Please note that this programme does not enable you to qualify as a professional social worker. If you wish to do so, you should apply for the BA Hons Social Work degree.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed a Level 5 programme of study, such as one of the following:

  • A Diploma of Higher Education
  • A relevant foundation degree with a grade point average of at least 55%
  • A HND with a Merit profile.

We accept recognised alternative qualifications. 

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed a Level 5 programme of study, such as such as an equivalent to one of the following: 

  • A Diploma of Higher Education
  • A relevant foundation degree with a grade point average of at least 55%
  • A HND with a Merit profile.

We accept recognised alternative qualifications. 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through written assignments.

Careers

This degree will build on your previous professional qualifications and help you to develop your career in the statutory and voluntary fields of health and social care.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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