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Health and Social Care (Top-Up)

Full Time Course

Award Bachelor of Arts
Course Title BA (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top-Up)
UCAS Code L510
Award Level 6
Start Dates September 2021
Study Mode Full Time - 1 year
Awarding Body University of Derby
UK Student £6165

Health and social care is all about supporting people; working flexibly and creatively to accommodate the increasingly complex needs of individuals, families and communities. If you’re interested in helping to plan and deliver health and social care services then this course is for you.

Many people are presenting longer-term and more complex needs. This all requires new roles and new ways of working so health and social care services providers can respond flexibly to the needs of the people using services, their families and carers.

Designed in partnership with key service providers and commissioners organisations, the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree develops the health and social care workers of the future. Covering health and care policy and trends, social and psychological approaches to care and health as well as the critical issues in adult and children’s care, you will also apply your learning throughout your studies on work placements.


You'll be assessed on your coursework, including your reports, essays, presentations and skills assessments. You won't have to take any exams. You'll be allocated a personal tutor who will give you one to one support for your personal and professional development.

Teaching & Learning          

Teaching and learning in 2020-21 academic year will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, including laboratory, workshop and field-based practical activities wherever possible, and  online delivery to replace large group teaching like lectures which cannot be accommodated physically at present due to due to social-distancing rules.

You'll be taught in several ways, including small group discussions, practical activities and lectures. You'll also go on placements in a variety of practice settings in your third year to give you a flavour of the different environments you can work in when you graduate. And you'll have the chance to put the theory you've learned into practice.

The course incorporates formal lectures, sometimes involving guest speakers; tutor-led and student-led seminars; one-to-one and small group tutorials; work experience projects; work-related learning and self-directed study.  By stage three, you are expected to be more in charge of your own learning, with module tutors advising and directing your studies.

As a partner student you will be granted access to the University’s online learning environment ‘University of Derby Online (UDo)’. From within UDo you will be able to access the University’s Library (including an extensive range of eBooks, eJournals, audio and video resources), course resources related to your programme and your grades.

Entry Requirements

  • Higher National Diploma in Health & Social Care or Health & Social Care  related major (subject to approval) or
  • Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care  or Health & Social Care related major (subject to approval) or
  • Successful completion of two years of a degree programme in Health & Social  Care showing the equivalent of 240 credit points at levels 4 and 5


  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required at the point of accepting a place at the University. The Disclosure and Barring Service was established when the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 and will now provide the criminal records checking service for this programme. Our Admission team will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied.

NOTE: all applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby

What you will cover

Year 3

  •   6HC 500 Resourcing and Social Enterprise in Health and Social
  •   6HC 502 Practice Based Learning 2
  •   6HC 504 Managing People, Services and Resources
  •   6HC 998 Independent Study

Careers and employability

On completing your degree you will be fully prepared to be able to make a positive impact on the delivery of services, changes in policy and practice at an individual, family and societal level.

This degree will help your career working in a wide range of statutory, voluntary and independent settings including local authority or multi-agency teams, health promotion projects, refugee and asylum services and residential care units, as well as in community mental health and commissioning and care management services.

Professional Recognition

How to Apply

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