BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Foundation Year

Our four-year health and social care degree programme, delivered in partnership with Leeds Trinity University, allows you to commence your studies with an initial foundation year. This initial one-year period of study allows you to develop your academic skills and confidence. Students will then study a combination of core and option modules across their remaining years of study.

Course details

A healthy population is about the joined-up delivery of services, driven primarily by the needs of patients and communities. Our programme will introduce you to the key concepts and debates influencing health and social care, developing the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career.
  • Mode of study: Blended learning
  • Intake: Intakes: September, January, June
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Global Banking School (GBS)

Course overview

In the integrated Foundation Year in Health and Care you will undertake modules to help develop your academic skills and confidence and will be introduced to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate degree study.


Entry requirements

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)
80 UCAS tariff points or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3). 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants are assessed by the admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking, with a numeracy test and for writing via a personal reflection statement.

Applicants aged 21+
If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

All Applicants
All applicants must be assessed by the GBS admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking skills, with a numeracy test and for writing via a statement of personal reflection.

Process required:

– Application form
– Supervised Personal reflection statement
– Numeracy test
– Personal interview


You’ll explore issues such as life quality, effective caring and communication. You will also gain an understanding of the basic factors that influence health and social care.

Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll gain a solid grounding in individualised health and care provision, exploring models of person-centred provision and the impact of behaviours on health. You’ll learn how to manage in health and care, understanding the factors that influence health and social care decision-making.


You’ll learn from experienced professionals in their fields, who will help you develop subject-specific skills and examine health and social care from national and global perspectives, considering cultural values and beliefs, enabling you to deliver compassionate, high-quality and inclusive care services for individuals, families and communities.

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Being Healthy in a Modern World
  • Introduction to Effective Caring
  • Psychological Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing
  • Supporting People with Long-term Conditions
  • Developing Values and Principles in Health and Social Care Practice
  • Applying Health and Social Care Policy, Ethics and Law
  • Multi-agency Working
  • Professional Placements
  • Research Methods and Evidenced-based Practice
  • Personalised Care and Social Prescribing
  • Leadership and Enterprise in Health, Social Care and Community Settings
  • Difficulties Families Face with Therapeutic Interventions
  • Mental Health, Resilience and Recovery Across the Life-course
  • Independent Project