Health and Care Professions

Integrated Health and Social Care

BA (Hons) (Top-Up)
Leaflet Code: CR26772FTT


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
  • September 2024

Awarding Partner:

Sheffield Hallam University

You’ll 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. They all 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.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered 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 (20 credits)

Promoting Individual Resilience and Wellbeing (20 credits)

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

100% course work which will include written, discussion and presentations

There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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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

You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.

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