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Health & Social Care

The BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of health and social care theory and practice, and help you to gain the skills necessary to improve the lives of those who rely on the health and social care system.

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Key Facts



(BA (Hons)) Health & Social Care


Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

The course emphasises the social experiences of health and care and the management of services and how this provision is influenced by society, the economy, political and ethical factors. You’ll develop a detailed understanding of key contemporary issues shaping our health and our society and therefore the well-being of individuals and their communities. This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in playing a proactive role in improving the care given to vulnerable members of society.

Health and social care continues to be a growing sector and as people live longer and the ways people interact with services evolves new exciting opportunities exist to make a real difference to people’s lives.

In line with today’s fast-changing care sector, the emphasis during this course will be on the social experiences of health and care and the practical delivery and management of services. You’ll learn how the provision and delivery of these services is influenced by technology, society and the economy as well as by political and ethical factors across a variety of different health and social care systems giving you a global perspective. You’ll also develop the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice, preparing you for a fulfilling career in the sector, either in the UK or elsewhere.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

100% Student Satisfaction (NSS 2021).

Leads to careers in areas such as health services management, research, health promotion and social and community work as well as an alternative route into healthcare professions such as Nursing.

Flexible degree structure offers a range of specialisms that enables you to tailor your degree to your needs and interests.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.