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BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Top Up)

The BSc Health and Social Care Studies (Top up), validated by Sheffield Hallam University, enables students with a FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (or similar), to gain a full undergraduate degree qualification.

The course will enable you to:
• Develop an understanding of the complexities of working in the health and social care sector.
• Gain analytical techniques and problem-solving skills that can be applied in many types of employment within the health and social care sector.
• Earn an honours degree in this field, whether you’re a foundation degree holder or have studied equivalent level 5 health and social care qualifications.

This top-up course is designed to enhance the qualifications of students who aim to work in non-registered roles across health and social care organisations. It will prepare you to lead organisations and services in emerging integrated health and social care roles.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Awarding Body

    Sheffield Hallam University

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Evidence Review:40 Credits
Management and Leadership in Practice: 20 Credits 
Practice and Employability Skills in Health and Social Care Employability: 20 Credits 
Technology Enhanced Care: 20 Credits 
Understanding Health and Social Care Organisations: 20 Credits

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time


The course is usually assessed through course work; essays, presentations and workshops

Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care or 240 credits (120 level at 4 and 120 at level 5) from an equivalent health and social care programme.

This course is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in health and social care, but who are either unsure about which field of practice they wish to work within or are perhaps not eligible to access a pre-registration course.

Following completion of this course, students may apply for pre-registration courses at Masters level.

This course extends the FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care which provides a principal route for the training and education of assistant practitioners, who have developed roles in a wide range of services including:
– long term conditions
– staying healthy
– end of life care
– maternity and newborn
– acute care
– planned care
– mental health
– children and families

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


Full Time – £7770

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay for example:

– Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies
– Printing and photocopying)
– Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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