Welcome to BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
"This degree helped me gain a strong social conscience and political awareness of the impact policy and legislation has on contemporary health and social care services across the UK."Samuel Welham, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care graduate
The optional Study Abroad module offers students the chance to participate in a study trip abroad where they can explore the range of health and social care services available to older people. There are opportunities to gain work experience. Please note, students are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while studying abroad or on work experience.
The study abroad year is available to those who have successfully completed the first and second year of the degree and there are two places available, subject to academic criteria and good attendance. The year includes funding for accommodation, food, and travel expenses, however, students will be responsible for their living costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Although not engaged on a vocational programme with formally assessed placements, all students will have the opportunity to engage with work-based learning opportunities throughout the programme. Students will receive support to identify suitable opportunities and plan their own professional development.
Work-based learning is linked to modules in all three years of the course and students will build a work-based learning portfolio in order to evidence their experiences. The type of experience on offer could range from working with service users or providers on specified projects, to undertaking work experience within an organisation. This can be undertaken in or outside of term time in Lincoln and the surrounding areas.
Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while engaged in work-based learning opportunities or on a study trip.
Towards the end of year two, students may have the opportunity to take an overseas study visit to explore policies and practices relating to the needs of a service user group. In previous years, the cost of this trip has been approximately £400 and students would be required to pay for any study abroad trips upfront. Please contact the programme leader for more details.
Students can gain a certificate for First Aid training (basic and advanced) as part of the Health Promotion: Making Sense of the Biological Person module in the first year, which may incur additional costs.
In year three, students who choose the Counselling and Guidance Skills module have the opportunity to undergo Suicide Awareness and Intervention training.
"Studying Health and Social Care at Lincoln was life changing. The course content and quality of teaching was excellent. It provided me with a sound knowledge and skills base for studying at postgraduate level."Alice, BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care graduate
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
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