Health and Care Professions

Integrated Health and Social Care

BA (Hons) (Top-Up)
Leaflet Code: CR26772JFT


The BA(Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (Top up) programme is designed to provide an academic pathway for individuals aspiring to work at a senior level in health and social care, across the private, voluntary, independent and statutory sectors.

The programme has been developed in response to changing population demands and the associated remodelling of the local and national health and social care services, driven specifically by the Care Act 2014, NHS Long Term Plan 2019 and the Health and Care Act 2022.

The award reflects the shift in focus towards more seamless, preventive and person-centred models of care and innovative approaches to service commissioning driven by personalisation. Recognising the need to empower service users and carers and to support them in living independently at home, the programme content aligns closely to these changing priorities by championing the theories and practices required to deliver the best possible outcomes for both individuals and communities.

The educational focus of the programme involves students building on existing knowledge and skills to enable their professional and academic development, and supports the concept of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

There is also a clear work-related element that reflects the need to apply knowledge and skills within the workplace and to make tangible links between theory and practice in integrated service provision. This will not only provide students with valuable work-related experience but also greatly enhance their employability on completion of the programme.

  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • January 2025

Awarding Partner:

Sheffield Hallam University

You will be taught by a team of experienced educators with a wealth of knowledge and experience from the health and social care sector.

All staff have or are working towards higher level Master’s and/or professional industry-based qualifications. Our staff maintain strong links with Sheffield Hallam University and regularly update their knowledge and skills with the university and through sector links and professional communities of practice.

• Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent in the vocational or academic subject area.

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Advanced Safeguarding of Adults and Children (20 credits)

Dissertation (40 credits)

Person Centred Care (20 credits)

Political and Sociological Perspectives in Health and Social Care (20 credits)

Promoting Individual Resilience and Wellbeing (20 credits)

Year 1: Leading Integrated Care and Social Care Prescribing (20 credits)

Level 6
100% Coursework including written, discussions and presentations

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All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.