Reason of Study Social Health

The Department of Social and Health Care will provide you with a complete understanding of current health and social care and its application in the broader social, policy, legal, and organizational environment, both in the UK and abroad. Take advantage of this four-year programme, which includes a fee-free one-year placement in an industry where you will get practical experience, improve your CV, and meet potential future employers.

Advantages of Studying Social and Health Care

❖ Understand and confidently apply evidence-based theory to practice, resulting in outstanding health and social care outcomes for all who use these services.

❖ Take the course with a placement year to take advantage of our extensive placement possibilities.

❖ Join a course built in collaboration with industry experts to ensure your studies are up to date and relevant.

❖ Take advantage of the Health & Social Care Academy at UK universities, which is operated in cooperation with local councils and NHS Trusts to recruit and teach health and social care staff.

Intake and Tuition Fees

This programme is offered at a significant number of UK universities, both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. On average, full-time Bachelor's and Master's international students must pay £12900-14910 per year.

Career Opportunities in Social and Health Care

Health and social care are a massive service industry undergoing fast development, with new government initiatives elevating it to new heights. As a result of these advancements, there will most likely be a demand for well-trained, multi-skilled individuals. Students of this department can join various sectors. Such as,

❖ Occupational Therapist: Occupational therapists help people whose health prevents them from doing things like getting dressed or doing errands. Occupational therapists must be adept at problem-solving and working collaboratively with others, including their patients and other social and healthcare professionals. They must be computer literate in order to keep correct records.

❖ Rehab Worker: Rehab worker is one of the lesser-known health and social care profession pathways. They assist people in regaining their independence after being unwell or in an accident. Adults with learning disabilities, persons with sight or hearing loss, people with mental health difficulties, or people who use drugs are all supported by rehab staff. 

❖ Care Worker: Caregivers help people live more independently by assisting with social and physical activities, organizing appointments, and supporting clients with showering and clothing. You could work with a diverse spectrum of clients, including those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, substance misuse problems, mental health issues, and the elderly. 

❖ Counsellor: Counsellors assist patients in working through tough moments in their lives, such as when they have just lost a loved one or are dealing with a long-term disability. Counsellors assist them in making positive changes and improving their own mental health.

❖ Health Psychologist: People's awareness and attitude toward health are improved by health psychologists. They assist their patients in making beneficial adjustments in their attitude and behaviour, like cutting back on drinking or eating more healthily. Health psychologists operate in a variety of contexts, including hospitals, municipal governments, and universities.

UK Universities for Social and Health Care

Here are some UK universities which offer the course Social and Health Care. They are:

  1. De Montfort University: You will examine and critically evaluate a wide range of themes that define today's health scene, with a focus on variables related to wellbeing. Health psychology, health sociology, public health, health promotion, health and social care management, and health inequities will be among the topics covered. You will be able to choose from elective modules such as ageing and health, mental health and wellbeing, and social exclusion and health in year three.
  2. Manchester Metropolitan University: Students will be taught by instructors who have worked as practitioners in a range of health and social care settings. Their researchers' work attempts to have an impact on real-life circumstances and lives, and they employ cutting-edge research to inform how they teach you. 
  3. University of Sunderland: This course will provide you with a critical understanding of integrated health and social care welfare systems and processes, as well as advanced theoretical knowledge and skills in practice and management. Students can enrol in this course on a full-time or part-time basis. The Health and Social Care department focuses on broad health and social care topics and theories, applying them to contemporary issues such as mental health, substance abuse, and domestic abuse. 

Finally, as you continue through the course, your option choices expand, allowing you to focus more on your selected fields of study in the final year.