Health and Social Care with Foundation Year – Bath Spa University London

Key facts

Award
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management
School/s
School of Sciences
Campus or location
Bath Spa University London
Course length
Four years full time.

Entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The main ones are listed under 'Typical offers' in the main column below. For combined courses, please check both subjects. If your qualification is not listed, please email admissions@bathspa.ac.uk with your specific details.

Our London based Health and Social Care Management degree offers an Integrated Foundation Year to prepare you for degree-level learning.

  • Improve your language skills, academic writing and develop your knowledge in Health and Social Care Management.
  • Develop skills that are particularly valued by employers including problem-solving, report writing and team management.
  • Opportunities to network with professionals working in the field and with potential future employers.

Please note that this course is full and currently closed to new applications.

If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for 2022/3 or would like to show interest for 2023/4 then please email admissions at admissions@bathspa.ac.uk.

Health and social care has been a central aspect of all of our lives. This health and social care degree provides you with an opportunity to be at the forefront of that. The delivery of effective health and social care services relies on strong leadership and management. This course will enable you to develop an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills of the leadership and management needed for efficient and effective delivery of services in the health and social care environment.

We seek to help you to develop as a reflective practitioner and to gain skills in effective communication, critical analysis and continuous learning with a clear understanding of the issues and changes taking place both nationally and locally within health and social care. The knowledge, skills and attributes gained will enhance your ability to effectively engage in the responsibilities required to be an effective team player, team leader and manager and to be proactive in service evaluation, innovation and improvement.

What you'll learn

Overview

Our Health and Social Care Management course is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Foster an informed and critical attitude to policies and interventions used to improve the management of service development and client care within the health and social care sector.
  • Enhance knowledge of leadership and management skills and how these can be applied within a variety of sectors.
  • Be familiar with the methods used to collect and interpret data.
  • Help you become an informed, independent and reflective practitioner through the development and application of practical research skills.
  • Improve your ability to think logically, analyse problems and communicate effectively within the workplace.
  • Prepare for employment in a wide range of contexts either within or without the field of health and social care or for further study.
  • Enhance transferable skills that you can take forward into employment including problem-solving, decision-making, digital literacy and written, verbal and visual communication.

How will I be assessed?

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that test your Health and Social Care management skills and reflect the demands of your management role, once you have graduated. These could include presentations, case studies, practical reports, critical reflective blogs, workbooks, practical projects, essays, exams, development plans, and proposals.

How will I be taught?

We offer variety in the way we teach: sometimes we'll set you problems so you can find the answers for yourself, sometimes we'll lecture. Most modules use a mix of lectures and small group seminars, and there's a good blend of online activities using our Virtual Learning Environment, Minerva. We invite business leaders in to talk about their experience and we arrange visits to local businesses. All of our teaching methods facilitate your development as a self-directed learner. Many of our lecturers have a background in the area of health and social care.

You’ll be given personal support in your study – we're a friendly team of academics, committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Course modules

This course offers or includes the following modules. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year zero (Integrated Foundation Year) modules

  • Perspectives in Health and Social Care Management
  • The Health and Social Care Professional
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Communication for Professionals
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing and Social Media
  • Basic Statistics and Information and Communication Technology

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Principles and Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Critical thinking and reflective practice
  • Safeguarding – Prevention and early intervention in service design
  • Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care Provision
  • Working in partnership with users of Health and Social Care Services
  • Questioning Society
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • The Business Environment

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Managing Human Resources in Health and Social
  • Financial Management in Health and Social Care
  • Organisational Management in Health and Social Care: Influences, Quality and Change
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Work Experience in Health and Social Care Management
  • Health: Mind, Body, Society
  • Innovation Management
  • Operations and Project Management

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation in Sociology
  • Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care - CPD and Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates in Health and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care Work Based Service Improvement
  • Enterprise: Creating Your Business
  • Organisational Strategy
  • Community Engagement
  • Academic Skills for Health and Social Care Management

2022/23 Academic Year

We’ve made some changes to how we deliver our courses in response to the ongoing COVID situation. This is to enable students to get the most out of their studies and university experience and to facilitate an engaging, participative and interactive learning environment, all while keeping our community safe.

We keep our programmes under constant review, and we’ll make sure to let applicants know if there are significant changes to your programme. You can find out more about how the University has adapted its approach on our COVID advice pages, where you’ll also find support and signposting to useful services.

Facilities and resources

Where the subject is taught

This course is taught at our Bath Spa University London campus in Hackney. You'll still have access to many of our services digitally including:

Resources

Our libraries offer a wide range of business materials that you can access online. You can also access a wealth of material available via electronic sources. These include Business Source Complete, Mintel, Newsbank and an increasing range of e-books.

Our Learning Developer Samiya Mohamed is here to support you with your studies by:

  • Providing sessions and workshops to improve study skills
  • Designing online resources for guided self study
  • Delivering drop-in sessions aimed at developing relevant skills and confidence.

You can contact her on s.mohamed@bathspa.ac.uk.

Fees and eligibility

Please note: Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not generally eligible for the UK (Home) fee status. Please refer to the international student rate. Irish citizens and those granted Settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme are eligible for UK (Home) fee status. There are also other circumstances where this may apply: See UKCISA for more information.

UK students full time fees

2022/23 ENTRY

Course fees

Integrated Foundation Year £9,250
Year 1 Published Jan 2023
Year 2 Published Jan 2024
Year 3 Published Jan 2025

2023/24 ENTRY

Course fees

Integrated Foundation Year Published Jan 2023
Year 1 Published Jan 2024
Year 2 Published Jan 2025
Year 3 Published Jan 2026


2024/25 ENTRY

Course fees

Integrated Foundation Year Published Jan 2024
Year 1 Published Jan 2025
Year 2 Published Jan 2026
Year 3 Published Jan 2027

Eligibility

Entry to the course is reliant on you having permission to study in the UK.

For non-UK nationals you must either have a visa allowing you to study in the UK, or if an EU national, then you must hold Pre-Settled or Settled Status. With your application please provide either a copy of your Biometric Residence Permit, or (if you are an EU national) your 'Share Code'.

More information can be found on the Government website. Please follow the instruction on the government website and send us a copy of your passport, BRP/share code with your application.

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

You may not be from a traditional educational background, but you will be enterprising and creative and have the drive and motivation to succeed in a challenging environment.

Typical offers

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes with an integrated foundation year:

  • A minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above (including Maths and English) or international equivalent. The qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years. Evidence of ongoing recent study preferred. Or;
  • If you do not have formal or recent qualifications, you can support your application with evidence of appropriate skills and knowledge acquired through a minimum of three years post-school professional work experience. Accompanying your application, you must write an essay of 500 words setting out the following:
    1. A summary of your work experience
    2. A consideration on how that experience has advanced your skills and knowledge
    3. A summary of how that experience relates to the course of study applied for.

Course enquiries

For further information about the programme or entry requirements, please email us at admissions@bathspa.ac.uk.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we will need to see evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

Generally, we are looking for a score equivalent to IELTS 6.0, with 5.5 in each of the four components of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. We accept a range of qualifications including:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 72
  • Pearson PTE with a minimum score of 51
  • Duolingo with a minimum score of 85
  • Academic qualifications taught in English can also be accepted, such as GCSE English Language with a minimum grade C/4.

Other admissions requirements

In addition to the academic requirements, your personal statement should set out your keen interest in the subject and why you wish to pursue the course. Applicants should also describe why they have chosen Bath Spa University in London.

All applications must be accompanied by a supportive reference, preferably from the last place of study, and documentary evidence of qualifications awarded. Documentation should be uploaded as part of the online application.

Not a UK citizen?

With your application you should upload a copy of your passport. If you are a non-UK citizen then evidence of immigration status is to be provided - either a copy of your Biometric Residence Permit, or if you are an EU national, then your 'Share Code'. More information can be found on the Government website. Please follow the instruction on the government website and send us a copy of your passport and share code with your application.

How do I apply?

Ready to apply? Click the 'apply now' button in the centre of this page.

Course leader: Farzam Bonabi
Email: f.bonabi2@bathspa.ac.uk

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