UCAS codes: BL95
2018 Entry: 88-104 points
*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.
A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.
3 years full-time 6 years part-time
If English is not your first language:
Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent
Additional entry requirements:
Applicants are recommended to seek relevant paid or voluntary work experience prior to application. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check (formerly known as CRB) may be required.
Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
2018 Entry Full-time £9,500** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £79.17 and a 15 credit module is £1,187. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £7,125.
Total Cost: £28,500** (3 years)
2018 Entry Full-time £11,900** p/a
Total Cost: £35,700** (3 years)
For further details click here
- Printing: In Year 1 there is a mandatory group poster assessment. The approximate cost of poster printing is £8.00 for an A2, £10.00 for an A1 and £12.00 for an A0 these are printed in full colour on to a silk 190gsm paper. These are the costs of using the University's Reprographics service. Students may use their own materials. Cost £8-12.
- Printing: In Year 3 students may choose to present their assessment through a poster or presentation. The approximate cost of poster printing is £8.00 for an A2, £10.00 for an A1 and £12.00 for an A0 these are printed in full colour onto a silk 190gsm paper. These are the costs of using the University's Reprographics service. Students may use their own materials. Cost £8-12.
- Trips: There may be additional costs for off-campus activities, some of which may be supported by the Faculty. For trips further afield, there may be costs incurred by the student for travel. Cost £20.
- Core texts: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due to limited availability students are recommended to purchase a copy for their own use. Cost £100 per year.
To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here
Study abroad (optional):
Students are supported to volunteer and to make links with organisations, group field trips are arranged and expert guest speakers are regularly invited.
Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester
Suitable for applicants from:
UK, EU, World
Students have the opportunity to work with a variety of service users and organisations through the Volunteering module.
As rated by final year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey, Health, Community and Social Care Studies achieved 100 per cent overall satisfaction.
Pre-approved for a Masters:
University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.
**Subject to revalidation
'Revalidation' is the process by which the University refreshes its existing provision. Revalidation assesses the quality and standards of the programme to ensure it continues to provide a distinct, high quality academic experience for students, enabling them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career.
Terms and Conditions
For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.
**Indicative Fees for 2018/19 Home and EU students are £9,500 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.
If you are starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,500. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £28,500 (Home and EU), £35,700 (International). However, please be aware that this may change. Our fees will be reviewed annually before the academic year begins and in-line with Parliament's approval of inflationary increases or decreases to fees for institutions with high quality teaching.
Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.
If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.
Students explore a broad range of issues within health and social care across a range of different individuals and groups, and around various conditions or issues. There is an emphasis on effective, collaborative work with those who use, design and shape services. Issues within different professional settings are expanded and linked to how practitioners can support people's needs in their communities.
Theory and literature about how people and communities behave and the importance of understanding and reflecting our own response to service users' needs is also a key focus. There is a core theme of empowering practice and user-led approaches in health and social care practice throughout the programme.
Year 1 is foundational and provides an understanding of the contexts for health and social care. Students are introduced to theories concerning how people come to be placed and labelled as vulnerable, marginalised or problems in society. There is an exploration of the political and ethical influences on service provision, along with understanding effective skills in working with groups and individuals. During Years 2 and 3, students have the opportunity range of key issues. Students develop the knowledge and understanding needed to be an effective worker in interdisciplinary and multi-agency working across a range of communities and care settings.
- Health and Social Care - Policy and Politics
- Health and Social Care - Values
- Care and Community - International Contexts
- Issues in Contemporary Health
- Understanding Human Behaviour
- Communicating with Individuals and Groups
- Community and Community Development
- History of Public Health
- Caring Communities
- Understanding Intellectual and (Neuro) Developmental Disabilities
- Issues in Mental Health
- Understanding Research for Health and Social Care
- Understanding Physical Impairments
- Understanding Autism
- Growing Older
- Substance Use and Misuse
- Sensory Impairment
- Critical Health and Social Care Practice
- Leadership Management and Entrepreneurship
- Empowerment and Advocacy
- Opportunities and Agendas in Community Development
- Law and Ethics
- Media Health and Social Care
For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).
Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.
Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market.
You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.
In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.
Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.
While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.
Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
- Independent learning: 912 hours
Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
- Independent learning: 912 hours
Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
- Teaching, learning and assessment: 228 hours
- Independent learning: 972 hours
*Please note these are indicative hours for the course.
Students will engage with the issues and experiences of a wide range of individuals within different community contexts. They explore the real life situations for a number of groups including:
- Substance users
- Older people
- Disabled people
- People with mental health issues
The programme has been developed to support learning through formal scheduled time in lectures and seminars, through support from staff in tutorial, and from peers in independent learning. The teaching and learning throughout the module content will seek to explore and link key aspects of the programme in terms of;
- Key policy agendas and issues;
- Underpinning theories;
- Understanding practice issues.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library
Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.
We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:
Year 1 (Level 4)*:
- 81 per cent coursework
- 13 per cent written exams
- 6 per cent practical exams
Year 2 (Level 5)*:
- 100 per cent coursework
- 0 per cent written exams
- 0 per cent practical exams
Year 3 (Level 6)*:
- 94 per cent coursework
- 0 per cent written exams
- 6 per cent practical exams
*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
Our graduates have the knowledge and understanding to develop careers working with children; families; people who use substances such as drugs or alcohol; disabled people; older people; people with intellectual and neuro-developmental disabilities; and people with mental health issues. Moreover, as qualifications become increasingly important in this sector, and with an increasing need for workers to understand the dynamics of effective practice based in communities, our students are well placed to progress in a challenging and rewarding career. Graduates have taken up employment in a variety of settings, working in residential or daycare services, with the NHS, Social Services or voluntary and private service providers.
For more information about graduate employment visit From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?
At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.
While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.