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

You can study our health and social care top-up degree full-time or part-time. Learn alongside other professionals and benefit from our strong partnerships with service users and carers.

Our health and social care top-up degree is for professionals with a background in social care, housing, health or nursing who have a qualification at diploma level and need a degree for career progression. If you wish to qualify as a professional social worker, please see our Social Work course.

With the help of your lecturers, who are experts in the health and social care sector, you will gain theoretical and practical experience and knowledge of multi-professional and multi-agency teamwork. This will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of the complex issues in this sector, and prepare you for the next step in your career.

Course/institution codes

L501 A BA/SCSWS1

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • Health and Social Care at Greenwich is among the top three universities in London for student satisfaction with learning opportunities, and assessment and feedback (2019 National Student Survey).
  • If you are a professional wanting to work in the community or need a degree for career progression, our top-up is ideal for you.
  • You'll 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.
  • The course is taught at the university's iconic Greenwich Campus.

The BA Hons Health and Social Care Top Up brings the impossible dream to reality! Use it well by team-working with your colleagues, approachable top lecturers and library resources as well as staff who are so experienced.

- Noeline Muyanja, BA Hons Health and Social Care Top Up

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


Want to find out what studying Health and Social Care at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Julia Morgan

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

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.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community.

Overall workload

Your overall workload may consist of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc.), independent learning, and assessments.

Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. So, if you receive 50 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you will be expected to complete 250 hours of independent study to complete the module successfully. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Information coming soon.

For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Some students may be eligible to participate in the +Erasmus student exchange course to spend a year abroad. Benefit from international experience and develop proficiency in a European language.

Support from the department

Our expert lecturers 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. We are strong supporters of collaborative practice and we have strong partnerships with service users and carers.

Accommodation information

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