This section provides an outline of the content of this Health and Social Care BA (Hons) course. Each year you'll study a series of modules, some of these are compulsory and others can be selected from a range of optional modules.
The core modules of the Health and Social Care degree 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.
- Health and Welfare Issues
- Doing Social Research
- Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Social Science Perspectives
- Understanding Society
Plus 20 credits from either:
- Language / Technique for Social Sciences
- Modules from other Schools
Years 2 and 3
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.
- Personal Social Services
- Sociology of Health
- Methods of Social Research
- Dissertation Preparation
- Contemporary Social Debates
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.
- Comparative Health and Welfare
- Mental Illness
- Housing Policy
- Issues in Social Housing
The remaining credits taken in other Social Science topics
Modules our students are currently studying...
If you'd like a closer look at the content of the modules our current students are studying this year please click on the links below;
Health & Social Care degree (BA/HSC)
* Please note that due to the dynamic nature of our degree programmes specific topics of study/modules are occasionally subject to change.
Please also note that some degree programmes have placements or study periods in other institutions, and during those years no module content is listed.