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BSc (Hons) Health, Welfare & Social Sciences

For 2020 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 6 Social Care & Health

This degree offers an excellent opportunity to increase both your academic skills and your employability. Your second and third years allow you to select optional modules which suit your career aspirations. For example, if you are interested in a career in mental health support you could choose the modules on Psychological Processes and Psychology in Practice. An interest in health promotion could lead you to choose the module in Health Promotion, whereas an interest in developing as a leader could see you choosing the Leadership and Management module. For applicants interested in issues around equality and diversity, there are module choices in Inclusive Practice and Aspects of Rural Life

This programme can also be studied as a one year top-up where you will complete Year 3 only. It also develops critical analysis, understanding research methods, problem solving, ITC, professional development, developing your CV and interview techniques and gaining workplace experience. Developing your communication skills, work-related experience and the opportunity to recognise and consider the relationship between the subjects you study in college and your actual working environment is encouraged.

Assessment is via essays, reports, presentations, seminars and debates. Support, guidance and preparation for all assessments are embedded in study skills sessions and individual modules.

The Professional Practice and the Development Through Work modules require you to undertake 120 hours of placement within the health and care field. The modules are designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop your personal and employability skills.

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– Masters-level study in a variety of social science subjects including social work at University of Plymouth

Possible Careers

– Teaching or Youth Justice

– Community Health or Development

– Working with Children and Young People

– Working with Older People

– Social Care

– Housing Services

– Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: LL53 or 1A98 (top-up)
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
  • Fees: Fees Explained
Entry Requirements

64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 48 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - MPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

Entry Requirements for top-up:

240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject.  All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis.  HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.  We also required GCSE grade C or Level 2 English Language.

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Course Documents

BSc (Hons) Health Welfare & Social Sciences Handbook (2019-20)
BSc (Hons) Health Welfare & Social Sciences Module Appendix Handbook (2019-20)


Indicative Modules Year 1

  • Health, Welfare and Social Policy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Professional Practice
  • Safeguarding & Promotion of Welfare
  • Equality, Diversity & Rights

Indicative Modules Year 2

  • Development Through Work
  • Research in Social Issues
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Health & Wellbeing

Optional modules:

  • Psychological Processes
  • Approaches to Inclusive Practice

Indicative Modules Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Working with Diverse Groups

Optional modules:

  • Aspects of Rural Life
  • Leadership & Management
  • Promoting Health
  • Psychology in Practice

*Modules are subject to change and availability



BSc (Hons) Health, Community & Social Sciences

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3 years full-time

BSc (Hons) Health, Community & Social Sciences

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6 years part-time

BSc (Hons) Health, Welfare & Social Sciences (top up)

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1 year full-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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