Health and Social Care

The start of a rewarding, varied and ever-evolving career. 

Health and Social Care INTRODUCTION

Health and Social Care at the University of Winchester prepares students for a challenging yet immensely fulfilling career. Our programmes provide a gateway to explore the inner workings of this vital sector and equip you with the necessary skills to make a meaningful difference for individuals, families and communities. 

Through engaging coursework, practical experiences, and close interaction with expert teaching staff, you will have the confidence to succeed and a comprehensive understanding of the key issues within a sector where compassion, empathy and knowledge intertwine. Whether you aspire to become a social worker, healthcare professional or work in educational services, our programmes provide a solid foundation for personal growth and professional development. 

Foundation Health and Social Care COURSES

Undergraduate Health and Social Care COURSES

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BSc (Hons)

Health and Social Care

Working with vulnerable or marginalised adults and children, helping people reach their full potential and supporting healthy lifestyles adds up to a challenging but very satisfying career. With an increasingly ageing population and cuts to social care provision, there is a pressing need for qualified workers, particularly in the most deprived communities in our country.

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3 years full-time
BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Social Work

Do you want to gain the professional skills to make a difference to people’s lives and society? Through expert teaching and quality placements, our specially-designed Social Work degree will help you achieve this.

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Postgraduate Health and Social Care COURSES

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Health Science

Our MRes in Health Science will provide you with a challenging and stimulating programme of taught and independent study in a discipline of Health and/or Wellbeing of your choice.

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2 years full-time; 3 years part-time

Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Our unique and flexible MSc in Occupational Therapy programme is about knowing, doing and becoming a registered Occupational Therapist. Combining virtual classroom learning alongside blocks of practical/seminar learning on campus, it provides a fast–track pathway through to employment via a two-year, full-time route as well as a more flexible part-time option taking three years.

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1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Public Health

Are you keen to engage with contemporary challenges and opportunities in public health? The field of public health is expanding globally, in the context of increased migration, conflict, natural disasters and pandemics. The market therefore requires increased numbers of public health professionals.

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2 years full-time

Social Work

Social Work at Winchester is a professional qualification covering the main knowledge, skills and values essential for practising as a newly qualified social worker. Successful completion of this programme makes you eligible to register as a social worker with Social Work England.

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1 year part-time
PG Cert

Practice Education

Are you an experienced practitioner who is interested in supporting and developing learning in your professional workplace? The Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education provides multi-professional education for health and social care practitioners undertaking a practice educator role. The programme is delivered flexibly, with significant opportunities for application, on-the-job learning, and research. 

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‘I was able to work in court settings, in professional settings, in schools, in homes and walking alongside those people has been an amazing shared learning experience' Sophie, Social Work Student

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