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BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Top up)

This full-time programme, which is validated by the University of Bolton, is designed for anyone who is working in Health and Social Care and has successfully completed a relevant qualification at Level HE5 (such as a Foundation Degree or HND, or a professional qualification at an equivalent level).
1 year
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

This programme will provide you with a strong academic pathway which will prepare you for the health and social care workplace or further study in a related academic or professional area. The top up degree year will allow you to increase your knowledge in specific areas of health and social care.

The overall aim of the top-up year is to facilitate you with a firm understanding of the issues which those in practice face, and give you the knowledge of the importance of professional roles.

When does the course start?

Course Start Date - September 2024

What does the course cover?

On this programme you will complete the following 5 modules:

  • Research methods
  • Developing child and families
  • Contemporary mental health
  • Compassionate health and social care
  • Dissertation/research project

You will be taught by academics and practitioners, from a variety of backgrounds. Clinical fellows will also deliver parts of the curriculum; this is aimed at giving you a positive learning experience and insight into health and social care.

When will I attend?

Attendance is required one day per week 10am - 2.30pm.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve a BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, awarded by University of Bolton.


What are the entry requirements?
  • You should hold a recognised health and social care related qualification comprising at least 120 credits at HE4 and 120 credits at HE5; for example a diploma of higher education (DipHE), higher national diploma (HND) or foundation degree (FdA/FdSc).
  • Each application will be considered individually.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
How much does the course cost?

The fee for this course is £8,250

Students are generally entitled to a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For information on student finance visit


Lee House,
90 Great Bridgewater Street,
M1 5JW