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.
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.
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.