It is anticipated that around 2 million people will need to be trained and recruited before 2022 as a result of the sector’s growth.
The health and social care sector is the largest sector in the UK, employing over 4 million people. The industry plays a crucial role in supporting the economy by maintaining the physical and mental health of the wider workforce.
Employers from the healthcare sector have been directly involved in the design of this course. Collaborations with these sector partners are used to explore those skill sets that employers are most interested in and to constantly ensure they are embedded within the delivery of the course. You will also benefit from lecturers who have significant industry experience.
Our location in London, with world-class private and public healthcare, boasts more than 90 NHS hospitals and a host of private hospitals and social care organisations, offering you unrivalled opportunities in the sector.
This course will provide you with a range of opportunities to develop the attitudes, abilities and competencies needed to work in a health and social care environment, both home and abroad. Today’s health and social care organisations are exciting, complex, and varied. Therefore, successful practitioners need to be innovative and resilient. This course will offer you opportunities to use real-life case studies that draw on prioritisation, negotiation, and care planning skills.
You will graduate with a solid sectoral awareness and sound understanding of the interplay between health and social circumstances. This should enable you to take advantage of the many jobs skills that draw on these, and any entrepreneurial opportunities that the sector offers.
Structure and content
See below for the modules which you will study:
- Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Academic and Professional Skills
- The Healthcare Professional
- Health and Safety in Care Settings
- Contemporary Issues in Healthcare
- Comparative Healthcare Systems
- Leadership and Change Management
- Undergraduate Major Project (Health and Social Care)
For a more detailed overview of the course modules you can view the Course Information Sheet here.
ARU London's standard offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.
Alternatively, ARU London asks for:
- Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
- Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.
We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teaching and assessment
We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to take part in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.
The healthcare sector currently employs over 4 million people. With a new strategy for the NHS to hire 50,000 more healthcare staff, graduates who can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the relevant business concepts and first-hand experience in the sector will be in great demand ongoing.
We also offer an MBA in Health and Social Care for postgraduate study, to further your knowledge in the field and enhance your pursuit of a career in health and/or social care in one of the regulated professions such as social worker, nurse, physiotherapist, physician associate, etc..
We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.
- Assistant practitioner e.g. Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physician Associate (Further training in biological / biomedical sciences required)
- Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
- Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Community Development Worker
- Education Welfare Officer
- Medical Sales Representative
Associated Further Study for Professional (Registration) Qualifications:
- Pathway to accelerated Nursing Degree
- Graduate programme for Social Work Degree