Health and Social Care (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14200 per year

All study options

About Health and Social Care at Swansea University

Course Overview

EMPLOYABILITY: 99% of graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job six months after graduating (Unistats, 2015)

AVERAGE EARNINGS: Managerial roles in the health and social care service sector usually range from £25,411 to £46,600 at the higher end.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum five A*-C GCSEs including Welsh/English Language and BBC at A-level.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are welcome to apply.

Key features

Why take this course?

  • 91% of students agree that staff are good at explaining things (Unistats 2016)
  • 91% of students say that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of the course (Unistats 2016)
  • The degree structure is flexible enough to offer a range of specialisms and a breadth of choice
  • The degree is taught by experts in the subjects who aim to be innovative and to meet real needs
  • The introductory year's work is designed to build your confidence, whatever your background
  • We use a variety of learning approaches, and, as well as the development of personal skills, we emphasise the development of practical skills in observation, interpretation, information processing and presentation, all of which will be valued by employers
  • You will have the opportunity to have a work placement as part of the degree
  • Year one students get the opportunity to undertake an employability module. On completion students are awarded the bronze Swansea Employability Award
  • Year two students can opt to complete a work placement on day release. This module can lead to the silver  Swansea Employability Award
  • Students can undertake two-week, college specific international summer programmes


The College's health and social sciences research falls into eight broad themes:

  • Children and Young People's Health and Well-Being
  • Health Economics
  • Health Services Research
  • History, Health and Culture
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing and Healthcare Practices
  • Philosophy, Ethics and Law in Healthcare
  • Social Science

Here is more information about College of Human and Health Sciences research. 


Course description

Studying Health and Social Care is ideal for students who are interested in careers in environments, such as the NHS, Social Services, independent health and social care, voluntary and charitable sectors Students are sometimes taught alongside those undertaking other related degrees, such as Social Policy and Medical Science and Humanities, and will have opportunities to form professional and academic relationships early in their career.

This prepares students to work across professional and organisational boundaries - something consistent with the current UK policy aim to achieve better integration between health and social care. This approach focuses on collaboration, preparing graduates well for the world of work.

Students are given an overview of the structure and organisation of UK health and social care and major UK and Welsh Government policy on health and social care provision. The course produces graduates equipped with transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation, problem-solving and analytical skills.

Students have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for.

There is also the opportunity to undertake short study visits abroad. You can find more information here. 


Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14200 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,200

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements


  • A-Levels/Welsh Baccalaureate*: BBB-BBC
  • Access Diploma: 21D, 18M, 6P
  • Irish leaving certificate: 345-360
  • International Baccalaureate: 30-32

*We welcome applications from Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma students. Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade. 

For more information email or call +44 (0) 1792 295111.

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