21/10/2021

What is a Health and Social Care Degree?

With a health and social care degree, you can make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable people.

Here, we will look at how you study for a BSc in Health and Social Care, what you will learn and your potential career options post-graduation.

What are health and social care?

Health and social care are about helping people who may not be able to help themselves. Some of the people you may work with include older people, young people, children and people with disabilities.

You may also provide support to the friends, families and carers surrounding these people.

Health and social care is all about making sure people are happy, healthy and able to live and enjoy independent lives.

What do you learn in a health and social care degree?

A health and social care degree will help you develop the confidence and skills you need to move into a relevant role.

As well as learning how to look after vulnerable people correctly, you will learn policy, legal regulations, safeguarding procedures and ethics. This will increase your understanding and help you make decisions that will benefit the people you are working with.

You'll learn how to communicate clearly and effectively with others. This is an essential skill to have in health and social care as you'll often need to advocate for people who can't speak out on their own.

Work placement is an important part of all health and social care qualifications. This is when you spend time with organisations, learning practical skills that will help in your future career. You may even find a future employer to work with after you’ve graduated.

The jobs you can get with a health and social care degree

A health and social care qualification gives you the skills and experience needed to go into a range of different careers:

- Counsellor

- Social worker

- Youth worker

- Health visitor

Working with not only the NHS and local councils but also private healthcare firms and charities.

You can also move into further study including nursing, teaching and social care.

Get started on your health and social care journey with a degree from the University of Bolton

Interested in a career in health and social care? Our BSc in Health and Social Care will give you the skills you need to make a difference.

Located in the heart of Greater Manchester, close to Bolton town centre, our social work department has been voted 1st in the North West for course satisfaction by The Guardian Complete University Guide. Life at Bolton University is #UniAsItShouldBe, offering a supportive learning environment. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join us and become part of something really exciting and inclusive. Our teaching staff can help you get the most from your degree, but university is about so much more than simply studying. You will be able to meet and come together with students from all over the world, and our award-winning Support Team are on hand to help you through your student journey.

We have close links in the health and social care sector, NHS and voluntary organisations. This means you will receive the most up-to-date course content as well as high-quality work placement opportunities.

Contact our friendly team to learn more about health and social care and how you can get started: +44 (0)1204 900 600 or UGadmissions@bolton.ac.uk.

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