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Health and Social Care

BSc Honours

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Health and Social Care

BSc Honours


  • Course Type:  Full time (3 years)
    Foundation (4 years)
  • Tariff Points: 104
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Course Overview

What makes a healthy population? According to current UK policy, it's about the joined-up delivery of health and social care services that are driven primarily by the needs of patients and communities.

To meet the demand for skilled professionals in this growing area of provision, we've designed this degree in partnership with leading health and social care employers. You'll be at the forefront of learning and professional practice in health and social care, developing the knowledge, understanding and skills to shape the future health of our populations.

Why study with us?

• This degree was designed in partnership with major employers in health and social care, to ensure you develop the skills employers are looking for now.

• You'll gain extensive professional experience by completing work placements in multiple health and social care settings.

• Specialise in your client group or area of interest through our option modules.

• Shape the future of health and social care. We'll help you to develop key skills and knowledge in health and social care theory and practice, professional skills, and management skills.

Subject Focus Days

Are you a Year 12 student looking to start a degree in September 2021? Subject Focus Days are designed as taster days of what it's like to study each subject at Leeds Trinity.

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We're in the top 25 in the UK for teaching and course satisfaction.

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professional work placements with all standard undergraduate degrees.


of our graduates in work or further study within six months.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017 - latest data available)

Course Information

About this course >

We'll give you a solid grounding in individualised health and care provision, exploring models of person-centred provision and the impact of behaviours on health. You'll learn how to manage in health and care, understanding the factors that influence health decision-making.

You'll explore contemporary health and social care delivery frameworks and structures, discovering how to appraise the effectiveness of joined-up approaches to service delivery. You'll learn from internationally active researchers who are committed to your personal and professional development, along with helping you to develop the academic skills you'll need for evidence-based practice and future research.

You'll gain practical experience by completing two professional work placements in the UK or abroad, and you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our international partner universities.

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Further Study

​There are opportunities to access further academic study, such as our MSc Health and Wellbeing course, or other postgraduate degrees in Public Health, Health Promotion or related areas.

The programme also offers opportunity to acquire further training in nursing and professionals allied to medicine and social care. Opportunities for further study on to Masters by Research, or PhD studentships are also available at Leeds Trinity University.

Modules >

Year 1

In year one you will be introduced to some of the core fundamentals that inform work and study in health and social care. This will include understanding the broader factors that influence health decision making, safeguarding issues for service users, and ethical issues for working with diverse clients. Academic and research skills will be integrated throughout your programme, and you will also be introduced to the fundamentals of working within a professional capacity, including reflective learning and self-evaluation. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of leadership and management, to prepare you for building on this in your second year. You will finish the year with a practical placement where you will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical setting.

Year 2

In your second year, you will explore contemporary health and social care delivery frameworks and structures in order to understand and appraise the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary working. You will explore the centrality of the service user and models of person-centred provision, and you will examine the influence of health behaviours on health across the lifespan. Alongside this, you will extend your understanding and knowledge of working in a professional capacity with a strong strand of professional development including management skills such as project management, self-reflection and team work. Again, through the placement element you will put your learning into practice, and in this year have the opportunity of carrying out placements overseas.

Year 3

Your final year will embed critical evaluation of health and social care practice and theory across all modules and will consolidate your knowledge of health and social care, your own professional practice and your leadership and management skills and knowledge. You will choose options that allow you to pursue your specific interests, such as young people and families, or adults and ageing populations. Within your specific strand, you will look at strategies for inspiring and respecting people, and holistic approaches to working with people. You will have the opportunity to examine the roles of activism and advocacy for improving health and social care, and will study a module on future technologies that are changing the way health and social care is delivered. Your professional development will be enhanced through studying resilience and mental toughness, and your leadership ability will be enhanced through a strand which explores leadership, financial and facility management and managing for diversity.  You will also have the option of a further practical placement and will bring your learning together with the delivery of an extended dissertation or work-based learning project.

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • CYP4202 - Policy and Legal Frameworks in Health and Social Care
  • CYP4212 - Safeguarding and Managing Risk Across the Life Course
  • SHN4142 - Research Methods 1
  • SHN4282 - Anatomy and Physiology
  • SHN4292 - Health and Wellbeing
  • SHN4992 - Ethics, Society and Employability

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • CYP5202 - Person-Centred Care and Integrated Work
  • CYP5212 - Mental Health Today
  • SHN5002 - Planning, Designing and Evaluating Health Interventions
  • SHN5102 - Nutritional Biochemistry
  • SHN5142 - Research Methods 2
  • SHN5152 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • SHN5162 - Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • CYP6032 - Leading Health and Social Care in a Multi-agency Environment
  • CYP6062 - Therapeutic Interventions with Families
  • CYP6082 - Reflection and Supervision
  • CYP6092 - Difficulties Families Face
  • SHN6022 - Valued Ageing
  • SHN6164 - Dissertation
  • SHN6192 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • SHN6502 - Contemporary Issues in Public Health and Individual Wellbeing
  • SHN6994 - Work Based Learning Project

Learning and Teaching >

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here. #expand#

Undergraduates on the Exercise, Health and Fitness degree programme are taught by academic staff from within the department. Modules are delivered through a combination of methods including lectures, one-to-one and group tutorials, seminars, workshops, and practical sessions.

In addition, you will be required to complete at least two placements on your programme.


A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

Assessment methods include small group teaching, weekly directed activities, group work and independent projects.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Entry Requirements >

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 104 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language and Maths (or accepted equivalent qualifications)​.

​We we​lcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

​If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email​​​.

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2019/20. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2019-20. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

Additional Costs

​​​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015.

  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  

  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 

  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

Placement Opportunities

​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

Our students can undertake placements in facilities that provide residential care for adults and older adults, with youth work teams, in the NHS, in children's and family centres, and with charities and non-government agencies.

Graduate Opportunities

You'll be well-prepared to work in a variety of roles within health and social care provision. You could work as a children's services project worker, a lifestyle and wellbeing co-ordinator within care facilities, a children and family support worker, a community wellbeing worker, a health improvement specialist or a social work assistant, to name just a few.

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