Course overview

Health and Social Care Management Degree City of Bristol College

This three-year, full-time course provides an insight into health and social care design, infrastructure, teams and delivery. It will also give you the means to interrogate theoretical models and develop practical leadership and management skills.

Students with appropriate Level 5 qualifications such as a Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject may be able to join the course in year three as a top-up option.

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Institution name: BCBC
Institution code: B77
Course code: L600
Campus code: B
Short code: BA/HSC

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is suited to people with jobs in private and state health and social care settings, as well as charitable and health and social care-related organisations.

To succeed on the BA (Hons) in Health and Social Care Management we believe students will have the following traits:

  • A genuine interest in health and social care provisioning
  • Enthusiasm and a genuine interest in other people
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well organised and determined to succeed

What you'll learn

You will study a variety of modules as an introduction to a range of health and social care administration and management models and practices. Also you will study general health and social care concepts, as well as key transferable personal development and communication skills.

Level 4 and 5 modules include:

  • Agency and morality: the philosophy of health and social care
  • Integrated arts in health and social care
  • The delivery of health and social care in a global context
  • Sociology and psychology of health
  • The life-course: changing demands and provisioning
  • Addiction and substance misuse
  • Community-based health and social care: identifying need
  • Induction to research methodologies
  • Resources in health and social care
  • Regulation and social policy
  • Investigating delivery: teamwork and

Level 6 modules include:

  • Leadership in health and social care
  • Coaching for performance
  • Widening participation: identifying and working with community stakeholders
  • Employability
  • Dissertation

Entry requirements

Students usually need one or more of the following:

  • 160 UCAS points
  • 2 A Levels/Double AVCE
  • Advanced Level Diploma in a related subject
  • Level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • BTEC National Certificate/Diploma/ HNC or HND in a related subject
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma or Year 0 provision
  • 4 GCSEs required at grade 4 or above including Maths and English
  • Level 2 in Communications, IT and Application of Number

You will need to be prepared for an interview.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered through a mixture of practical work, presentations, group work and coursework.

You will be assessed through:

  • Coursework essay questions
  • Reflective writing
  • Coursework group reports
  • Coursework case study problems
  • Individual or group presentations
  • Small-group assessed discussions
  • Practicals
  • In-class tests
  • Portfolios
  • Dissertation (research project)

Future career and study opportunities

You will be well placed to apply for jobs in charitable organisations, the NHS and in the private health and social care sector.

If you wanted to progress your studies further you may be able to apply for a Master’s degree in health and social care policy and management, as well as in health and social care administration.

Additional costs

The programme offers a range of activities, visiting speakers and work-based learning activities. You will be informed of any associated costs payable by you, in advance to enable you to budget accordingly.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

Find out more about how we’ve adapted due to COVID-19.

Fees and applications

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Health and Social Care Management Degree Ashley Down Centre
Course Code
17/09/2020 - 24/06/2021
1 years
Thurs & Fri
Hours per week
Start Time
Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £6000 per year. You can fund your studies with a Student Loan. Visit our Financial Support page to find out more.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
HBF1554B01-1 17/09/2020 - 24/06/2021 1 years Thurs & Fri 8.00 08:00 Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £6000 per year. You can fund your studies with a Student Loan. Visit our Financial Support page to find out more.