Undergraduate Courses at Bangor University
This Health and Social Care course provides a multidisciplinary, social science based route to qualification in the health and social care fields. An alternative to clinical training, the emphasis during this Health and Social Care course is on the social experiences of health and care, including the policy issues, the delivery and management of services, and the evaluation of evidence.
Some modules offered as part of the Health and Social Care course, as well as certain subjects in joint honours combinations, are also available through the medium of Welsh. For details, see the Welsh prospectus.
Through studying this subject you will gain a good background for careers in areas such as health services management, research, health promotion, social and community work.
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You will have, on average, 6 hours of lectures per week and up to 6 hours of group seminars. You will also complete reading, research, library searches, project work, and preparation for presentations. Some modules involve project and/or small group work. Your dissertation involves research in the area of your choice. We have good links with Germany and Finland and you may spend up to one semester abroad.
We use a variety of assessment methods, including coursework, examinations and the dissertation, which counts for 4 modules over 2 years of study. Some modules are wholly assessed by coursework.
The core modules of the Health and Social Care course provide an introduction to the key concepts, historical background and contemporary issues relating to health and social care as well as an introduction to research skills.
Plus 20 credits from either:
Core modules provide a thorough grounding in key theoretical perspectives, comparative studies in health and welfare policy, and research methodologies. Other modules can be chosen from a variety offered by the School of Social Sciences. You will also work independently (with supervision) on an extended piece of written work to be submitted as a dissertation.
At level 2 you will continue the study of core subjects related to your discipline, begin your dissertation study and select a limited number of options.
plus 20 credits of modules in Social Science
You will complete your degree with a more detailed study of core areas, select optional areas and complete your dissertation.
The remaining credits taken in other Social Science topics
You may combine study of Health and Social Care with one of the following subjects (see Single or Joint Honours for explanation): Criminology and Criminal Justice, History, Management, Social Policy, Sociology, Sport, Health and Physical Education, Sport Science, Welsh, Welsh History.