London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

You'll study contemporary issues in planning and providing health and social care and will be taught by lecturers who are world'leading researchers. The course will prepare you for careers in the health and social care fields within the National Health Service and in other health sector bodies. The course is fully validated by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and if you choose to specialise in housing you'll receive free student membership of the CIH.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: introducing health and social care; social policy and society; social problems and social issues; action learning and professional practice. Year 2 topics include: social policy in theory and practice; health illness and society; ethics and research in professional contexts; health promotion and policy; human rights, justice and diversity; racism and ethnicity; extension of knowledge module; partnership working; self'directed development project; unequal cities; work'based learning placement. Year 3 topics include: comparative and global social policy; research and evaluation skills for professional contexts; urban health; development and social enterprise; homelessness and housing policy; experiences of later life; understanding mental health; housing issues and housing solutions; political sociology; extension of knowledge module; work'based learning placement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific