“The courses have a student-centred approach, with personal tutors meeting your individual study needs.”

Work in Health & Social Care and you’ll be making a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in society. It’s a broad subject area, and includes everything from Early Years Education to End of Life and Palliative Care.

Our Health & Social Care courses are firmly grounded in the needs of the health service. They are a direct response to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, which means that you’ll be learning everything you need to progress in your chosen career.

The courses are designed for those who are aiming to begin a career in the healthcare sector as well as those already working in the sector, which means you will have the opportunity to study alongside, and collaborate with, students who are already health and social care practitioners.

Career development and employability skills are core elements to our programmes, which include work placements; you will benefit from gaining perspectives from guest speakers, including service providers and users.

The courses have a student-centred approach, with personal tutors meeting your individual study needs. Your work placements will be further enhanced by hands-on experience in the new Bolton One building. This outstanding facility simulates the clinical environment, allowing you to gain experience in a realistic, dynamic and unique way.

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year
HND Health and Social Care
FdA Health and Social Care
MSc Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care)
MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing
MSc Health and Social Care
FdA Health and Social Care Assistant Practitioner (Higher Apprenticeship)
BSc (Hons) Business Management: Health and Social Care (Top-Up) (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)
FdA Health Care Studies [Economic Solutions]

Teaching Intensive, Research Informed

The School of Health & Human Sciences is home to all Health & Social Care courses and activity at the University of Bolton. See the Faculty of Health and Well-being section of this website for information on staff, events, and news.

Your education at the University of Bolton is ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’. Our academic team are from diverse health and social care backgrounds, and are actively undertaking research. We embed this research into the curriculum, so you can be confident your course is as up to date as possible.

The Centre of Research for Health and Wellbeing provides a vibrant and fertile environment for postgraduate research studies. To find out more about Research Degrees please click here.


Interested in collaborating with the University of Bolton? The School of Health & Human Sciences is always interested in working with other institutions and businesses. Please contact us if you would like further information on collaboration opportunities.

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