Whether you have already started on a career in the health and social care area, or you’re yet to start, this degree is a great way to help take your career in caring onto a higher level.

A Health and Social Care degree provides graduates with the knowledge and skillset to analyse social care and public health concerns. Touching on subjects such as how should health and social care be funded? How to ensure provision of healthcare is equally provided to all areas of society, and what policies provide the biggest improvement in healthcare. It prepares graduates for a successful career as a healthcare practitioner, charity officer, care manager or youth worker for example.

Topics Covered

Modern degrees allow you to pick and choose modules to create a degree tailored for you. Study areas that are typically found in Health and Social Care degrees include effective practice in Health and Social Care, understanding health and social care within wider society, understanding issues affecting mental and physical health, social security, the welfare state, caring for vulnerable adults, management in health and social care, community engagement and more.

Independent learning

Whether you are studying full or part time, all degrees will assume a certain amount independent learning will be carried out by you. This could include reading and research around the modules you are studying, preparing for presentations or tutorials, or gearing up for tests and exams.

Blended learning

Many degrees now teach Health and Social Care using ‘blended learning’ – this means a combination of in-class teaching, live online classes and online teaching and exercises available at any time. This gives you even more flexibility in terms of learning, especially if you’re considering studying part-time whilst working.

Where can I study?

Health and Social Care degrees are very popular. Around London, for example, you’ll find these degrees are available at such universities as the University of Greenwich.

What next?

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