Health and Social Care BSc Hons | London Metropolitan University QA

The Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a professional career in the health and social care sector. 

Course details

The programme is aligned to the standards specified by Skills for Health (the Skills Council for the NHS) and upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to demonstrate to prospective employers that your advanced skills conform to the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

  • Mode of study: Full-time Blended learning: Daytime (1 day online, 1 day on campus) or Evening and Weekend
  • Intake: November, April and July
  • Course length: 4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Locations: London, Birmingham and Manchester

QA partnership

Course overview

Each year of the course identifies a particular stage of student development. Beginning in year one as The Inquiring Student, the second year casts students as Emerging Practitioners before students become Effective Graduates by the end of the course.

Extended induction periods at the beginning of key modules in Years One and Three support student achievement through greater orientation to course requirements and the establishment of student learning syndicates, developing group cohesion and a sense of community. Two further key aspects of course design supporting achievement are the Personal and Professional Development (PDP) and Academic Skills & Literacy (ALS) modules delivered in each year.


Entry requirements

112 UCAS points, or
At least one A level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC/Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma), or A minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC National or Advanced Diploma)


Health and social care provides career opportunities in a wide range of roles and contexts. Successful completion of the degree offers excellent career opportunities in the NHS, voluntary or independent sectors, for example in social enterprises, charity organisations or housing associations [accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Housing is a considerable advantage in following this option]. Within these contexts, it is possible to focus on a number of areas including quality, commissioning, policy, research, public health and service management.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

  • Introduction to Health & Social Care; Concepts of Health & Well-being (30 credits)
  • The Context of Health & Social Care: Cultural, Social & Ethical Perspectives (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Effective Practice in Health & Social Care
  • An Introduction to Knowledge and Inquiry in Health & Social Care
  • Personal & Professional Development: Self-management
  • Academic Skills & Literacy: Finding & Presenting Information
  • Advancing the health of the population: Understanding Public Health (30 credits)
  • Ethical Research in Professional Contexts (30 credits)
  • Becoming employable
  • Issues in Health, Illness & Society
  • Personal & Professional Development; Managing Professional Relationships
  • Academic skills & literacy: developing critical thinking
  • Effective Responses to Emerging Issues in Health & Social Care (30 credits)
  • Health Project (30 credits)
  • Personal & Professional Development: Management & Leadership of Others
  • Academic Skills & Literacy: Effective Critical Thinking
  • Homelessness and Housing Policy (optional)
  • Mental Health & Well-being (optional)
  • Global Health (optional)
  • Housing Issues and Housing Solutions (optional)