This course gives you the opportunity to study in a high-profile and nationally recognised department and benefit from direct access to research active and internationally linked academic staff.
The programme offers eight weeks in professional social care settings with local partner agencies. Students’ practice learning is formally assessed and credited as part of the course.
The emphasis on the social and behavioural science disciplinary base is central to understanding people in our societies in context alongside more specific units of study that explore psychosocial perspectives across the life-course, use of self and other; theory and practice, law and social policy and personal and professional development in preparation for your practice placement opportunities.
Ethics and values will be a central theme to your preparation for practice and you will address the dilemmas and tensions of working in complex, uncertain human situations.
“I chose to come on the social care course because I was interested in the social and behavioural science of the course as well as the opportunity to study in a nationally recognised department. I was interested in the university’s placement programmes and their work with other agencies in order to give students the best possible experience in a work setting.”
Lwanga Chibamba, graduate
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.