BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top Up) | Furness College
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top Up)

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top Up)

Course Content

Course Aims

The course is delivered by staff from the Health and Social Care Department at Furness College. All of the taught sessions are delivered at the Furness College site. The BSc (Level 6 academic studies) is designed to build on Level 4 and Level 5 academic study and experience. It provides the opportunity for shared and inter professional learning as students studying on the course have experience of both health and social care environments.

Awarding Body

This course is approved by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

How long is the course?

Full-time: 1 Year
Attendance: One full day per week, studying six modules per year.

Part-time: Two years
Attendance: One part-time day per week, studying three modules per year.

How will I learn?

The course offers you a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes to help you learn. These are supported by material on a virtual learning environment (VLE) or the blackboard site held within UCLan. You will need to supplement the classes with reading and practical work in your own time.

What subjects will I study?

The programme will be as follows for full-time students. Part-time students will study three modules each year. 

•    NU3268 Developing Leadership Skills 
•    PW3001 Health & Social Care Practice Project 
•    HS3000 Current Research Issues in Health and Social Care Systems
•    HS3705 Drugs Health and Society 
•    NU3720 Safeguarding

How will I be assessed?

Assignments, portfolio, reports, presentations.

Are there any additional costs?

In 2020/21, full-time fees are £6,600 per year. Part-time fees are £4,400 per year (£1,100 per 20 credit module). The fee for the full course is £13,200. Please note, fees are set and are payable on a yearly basis and are subject to a small increase in line with inflation, set by the government.

For more details on additional costs, please refer to the HE Tuition Fees Contract.

Programme Specification

Download the Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

When is the next start date?

September 2021.

Student Profile
Jasmin Henderson

“I started at Furness College as a nurse cadet. After the qualification was complete, paid work was the best route at the time. I came back to complete my foundation degree and, upon graduating, I decided to go on to complete a full Honours degree. I was nervous about how hard it would be and if it would be achievable but I’d definitely encourage others to apply.”

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