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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 11820 per year
Our Health & Social Care degree at BGU assists with meeting the needs of Lincolnshire's Care community. The Health & Social Care Act (2012) saw the introduction of major changes and aims to integrate Health & Social Care services into a more service user-centred and holistic model. Lincolnshire health and social care providers work in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for service users, families, and communities. For the first time, many services, including hospitals, doctors, nurses, housing, aged care and social care workers, are in meaningful conversation about how to best assist those most in need.
Our class sizes are generally small, which means you'll have a more personalised learning experience. You won't be lost in the crowd, and you will have access to lecturers and tutors who support your learning needs. This is great for you as our teaching staff include experienced health care, social work and social care professionals, with many years' combined experience in both practices and in higher education. They are committed to sharing relevant experiences within the practice for you and drawing upon real-life issues and dilemmas resolved by using creative problem-solving skills and techniques. Our academic staff are not only teachers but also active researchers in their fields of expertise, with a current collection of international articles, book chapters and conference presentations.
As well as theories and research, here at BGU, we like to keep it real. The course has been developed in consultation with a variety of Lincolnshire Health & Social Care services, to ensure relevance to the community and to meet employers expectations. Guest speakers, including practitioners and service-users, who will share their experiences with you. You will undertake several work-experience placements. Which give you a real hands-on experience of working within Lincolnshire's Health and Social care services.
You will normally need 96 -112 UCAS tariff points (from a maximum of four Advanced Level qualifications). We welcome a range of qualifications that meet this requirement, such as A/AS Levels, BTEC, Access Courses, International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge Pre-U, Extended Project etc.
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