BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Management and Leadership

3-Year Bachelor's Degree

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Understand the key issues that affect health, social care and wellbeing. Make a difference to some of society’s most vulnerable groups. Gain a well-respected qualification to open doors in the sector. 


This Health and Social Care degree gives you the opportunity to gain critical understanding of integrated  welfare structures and processes, as well as advanced theoretical knowledge and skills in practice and management in the sector. You can study this course on either a full or part-time basis. The completion of at least one (and optionally two) placements enables you to gain practical, real-world experience of a health and social care environment.

Now available is the integration of different degree routes within Health and Social Care (chosen at the end of Stage 1). Each of the routes maintain a strong basis in social sciences and have been developed to address both student and employer needs. The new routes allow you to develop the attributes you need to succeed in these roles. Graduate with a named degree in one of four routes:

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Management and Leadership: focus on skills for management related to working effectively with other employees and considerations about wellbeing at work. You’ll also focus on management and leadership, as well as project management and social entrepreneurship.

As well as the new routes, this Health and Social Care degree is also integrated with our social studies’ sister courses, Sociology and Criminology. This way we are better able to combine teaching across the school to enable you to choose from a wider range of options. The option choices increase as you progress through the course, allowing you to focus more on your preferred areas of study in the final year.

Why us?

  • Our Health Studies courses are ranked 22nd in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023)
  • Health and Social Care students have participated in extra-curricular activities such as volunteering for local support organisations, as well as national and international trips. Read more about their life-affirming trip to Kenya in their guest blog
  • This course has 90% Overall Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020
  • Complete two route-specific placements during your course – one research-based and the other practice-based
  • Learn from our concurrent three-year skills programme throughout your Health and Social Care degree as you prepare to move on to each subsequent level of study; to graduation and employment; allowing you access to additional qualifications such as SuPA

Course structure

You’ll take a range of modules during your Health and Social Care degree that are both academically and vocationally focused. You’ll be provided with a detailed understanding of health and social care theory, policy and practice and will also be supported to understand key contemporary issues that influence health, social care and the wellbeing of individuals and communities – a topic of global significance.

Overall, this degree combines academic rigour with practical experience. You’ll have the opportunity to test your new knowledge and skills in a placement in Stage 2 and an optional placement in Stage 3 (placement area depends on route chosen). Both placements will help you develop and understand the application of research methods for improving practice in health and social care.

Across all modules, the inclusion of formative work will support you with your learning.

A typical week for you will include workshops, seminars, blended learning, group work and meeting with supervisors at each level of your degree. You will also take part in computer-based learning using specific social research software and statistical programmes for surveys and questionnaires such as SPSS and software for interviewing such as NVivo.

Your progress will be assessed through traditional essays but also through innovative assessments (module dependent) which aid your employability skills. These may include research and organisational reports, portfolios, source reports, e-resources such as blogs and podcasts, presentations, reports for global bodies and organisations and community studies.

You will be allocated a personal tutor in each year of the course who will offer one-to-one support.

Student, Social, Personal and Professional (SSPP) programme
We also run our innovative and mandatory SSPP programme at each stage of your degree. At Stage 1, the weekly programme is designed to support your academic skills in writing university-level assignments and offering you opportunities for internships and volunteering. At Stage 2, the programme develops your practice through workshops and training such as community empowerment skills, managing organisations, writing fundraising bids and safeguarding training. In the final year we prepare you for graduate employment through designing a graduate-level CV, engaging with graduate job opportunities and opportunities for postgraduate study. Alongside this, we encourage you each year to gain additional bronze, silver and gold SuPA Awards which are an extra qualification you can gain to boost your credentials and show employers your extra-curricular experience.

Part-time study
Part-time students study the same Health and Social Care course as full-time students, just over a longer period of time. If you study this course on a part-time basis, you will typically complete 60 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. You’ll be studying alongside full-time students.

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care is a flexible degree, offering you the opportunity to choose the route that most interests you. In addition to a broad range of health and social care modules, you can choose from options in Sociology and Criminology.

Reasonable adjustments to teaching and assessments will be made for students who hold a current University of Sunderland Support Plan (in line with their stated entitlements and/or accommodations).

Year 1 (national level 4):

Core modules:

  • Foundations of Policy, Practice and Inequalities in Health and Wellbeing
  • Biopsychosocial Theory
  • Everyone’s Accountable: Safeguarding to Promote, Prevent, Protect

Optional modules:

  • Living with Disability: Culture and Identity
  • Social Policy in Action
  • Victims/Survivors: Rights and Redress


2 (national level 5):

Core modules:

  • Researching Society with Placement (all routes)
  • The Individual and Society across the Lifecourse Core (Health and Social Care route)
  • Health Inequalities and Lifestyle ‘Killers’ (Health and Wellbeing route)
  • Counselling Skills: Theory into Practice (Management and Leadership route)

Optional modules:

  • The Individual and Society across the Lifecourse
  • Health Inequalities and Lifestyle ‘Killers’
  • Counselling Skills: Theory into Practice
  • The Medical Gaze: Surveillance, Medicine and Social Control
  • Gender, Diversity and Human Rights: Global Perspectives
  • Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice

Year 3 (national level 6):

Core modules:

  • Social Science Dissertation or  Social Science Work-based Dissertation (all routes)
  • Drugs, ‘Madness’ and Violence as Responses to Liquid Modernity? (Health and Social Care route)
  • Theorising Ethics in Practice (Health and Wellbeing route)
  • Entering the ‘Dragon’s Den’: The Entrepreneurial Health and Social Care Manager (Management and Leadership route)

Optional modules:

  • Drugs, ‘Madness’ and Violence as Responses to Liquid Modernity?  Theorising Ethics in Practice
  • Who Knows Best? Effective Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Welfare Services
  • Entering the ‘Dragon’s Den’: The Entrepreneurial Health & Social Care Manager
  • Taking Control: Counselling and Help Strategies
  • Pain or Happiness? Understanding Somatic Illnesses
  • Our Planet: Global Health, Inequality and Poverty
  • Pathologising Crime: Disability, Confinement and Justice
  • Selling Sex: Theory, Policy and Practice


You’ll be based at Wearside View, situated on the award-winning St Peter’s riverside campus. The location benefits from dedicated library services and has superb transport links with the city centre and City Campus.

Career ready

Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care graduates work with a variety of service user groups in areas such as mental health, domestic abuse, substance abuse and older people. They work for organisations such as the NHS, Local Authorities, schools, colleges and universities as well as charities/private organisations such as Age UK, MIND and Turning Point to name a few.

Further study is also a route chosen by our graduates. Some choose professional routes such as Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Counselling or Teaching. Others choose business and management routes such as Human Resources or research degrees such as a PhD.

Guest speakers

As a professions-facing course, we have active relationships with a number of local and national organisations in the health and social care sector. Past speakers have included workers from Children North East, Lifeline, Healthworks, Headlight and Local Authority Social Workers. This enables our students to hear from frontline workers as well as begin to develop networks.

Work placements

As part of your Health and Social Care degree, you’ll have the opportunity to complete two work placements (core module in stage 2 and option in stage 3). The placement is chosen by you and should relate to the specific route you have chosen in Stage 2. Previous students’ placements have been with organisations such as local hospices, residential care homes, disability support, schools, mental health services, drug and alcohol services, the North of England Refugee Service and Age UK.

Extra-curricular opportunities

We encourage our students to actively seek out CV-enhancing employment/volunteering opportunities with local organisations throughout their Health and Social Care degree. Many of these relationships are formed through students completing placements and continuing to work with organisations after graduation.

Our students have taken part in international development work on gender and education in Kenya and have worked with international NGOs on projects associated with girls rescued from bonded labour in Nepal. Students have also benefited from trips to London and locally to enhance their subject knowledge and cultural awareness through museum exhibitions and public talks linked to topics in the curriculum.

Many of our Health and Social Care students have published their first class degree work on our Social Sciences Blog. Check out their excellent assignments.

Centre for Applied Social Sciences

The University of Sunderland’s Centre for Applied Social Studies (CASS) combines original academic research with practice-based collaborations and reach-out activities, often working directly with practitioners, policymakers and front-line delivery staff regionally, nationally and internationally. According to the most recent National Research Excellence Framework Exercise, almost half of our outputs are either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

The mission of CASS reflects that of the University’s aim as a civic university: to take an active interest in the social issues that affect the region and beyond by engaging in research and practice-based collaborations that aim to improve living conditions, address inequalities and social exclusion and promote social justice. Currently our research focuses around three strands: children, young people and families; communities, health and social exclusion; and crime, victims and social justice.

CASS regularly hosts visiting speakers and holds events that you will be invited to. This can be an excellent way to learn from the real-life experience of people who already have a strong track record in sociological and social policy related social research. This is a great way to learn from experts in their field.

Our students

We have a broad range of students who come to study for our Health and Social Care degree at Sunderland: young people straight out of school/college, mature students with work experience in health and social care sectors, young people who have experiences of the care system, parents and carers, as well as international students with a range of experiences. Overall, this leads to diverse and dynamic cohorts who can share different experiences and knowledge with each other.

We acknowledge that many of our students will continue to work throughout their studies and we anticipate our new degree structure enables a certain amount of flexibility to enable students to maintain both.

FdSc in Health and Social Care

Develop your skills and gain a thorough understanding of health and social care with our two-year foundation degree route. The course allows you to study at one of our four partner colleges in the North East and combines academic study with work-based learning.

Upon completion of the foundation degree, you will have the opportunity to ‘top-up’ to a full undergraduate honours degree.


If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 59 with no less than 59 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.




26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 


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The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.


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BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Management and Leadership

Health Care, Social Services

3-Year Bachelor's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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