This innovative interdisciplinary programme is designed to prepare you with the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully apply for a wide range of graduate roles related to health, wellbeing and social care in public, private or voluntary organisations.
The programme is designed for people who want to work flexibly, innovatively and responsibly with individuals or communities to improve their health and wellbeing by tackling social disadvantage and health inequalities.
You will develop a critical understanding of the skills required for the delivery of health and social care services. A key strength of the programme is the focus on enterprise, employability and entrepreneurship. This prepares students for employment in areas such as health promotion, public health and 3rd sector services.
Programme content identifies economic, social and environmental factors that influence our health, and emphasises the need for strategic initiatives through partnerships between health, social care and other public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
This course was previously named BSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Care.
112 UCAS tariff points to include at least one full A level. There are no specific subject requirements.
BTEC Extended Diploma
DMM. There are no specific subject requirements.
Applicants on Access Programmes
Meet UCAS tariff of 112. Health Professions, Science or Social Science subject required.
International Baccalaureate Requirements
112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 1 HL subject. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 and English Language and Literature A or English B.
Plus minimum of
GCSE English at grade C or grade 4. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.
Additional entry requirements
All applicants need to be able to demonstrate that they have an active interest in health and social care.
Disclosure and Barring Service
All places are offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups of people.
English language requirements
Minimum IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »
CIFS entry requirement
If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)
80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details). UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.
CIFS modules to be taken
Students study the four core modules plus TWO of the following modules:
- Foundation in Human Biology
- Foundation in Chemistry
- Introduction to the Social Sciences
- Global Business Environment
Progression requirements for degree programme
An overall average of at least 50%
What you will study
Appraising Evidence Based Literature for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Work Based Learning 1: (Responsible Working Practices)
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Applied Epidemiology for Health Wellbeing and Social Care
Globalisation, Citizenship and Cultural Difference
Community Development and Engagement
Leadership and Management in Organisations
WBL 2: Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability
Learning and assessment
Teaching methods include formal lectures, seminars, group work and tutorials, supported by Blackboard which is a virtual learning environment. This is used to access additional learning resources and will let you participate in online group discussions and activities.
Assessment strategies will aim to develop both knowledge and skills and include written assessment, verbal and poster presentations, reflective accounts and case studies.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
90% of our 2016 graduates in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
This programme will enable you to work in a diverse range of health and social care graduate-level positions.
Graduates have entered roles as health trainers, housing support officers and pathway care navigators. Other graduates enter services such as health promotion, public health, healthy living centres, and drug and alcohol services. Other areas of work have included working with sufferers of domestic violence, supporting people with mental health problems, social enterprises, voluntary, charity and third sector organisations such as Barnardo’s.
Some graduates have entered postgraduate programmes leading to a teaching qualification or registerable qualifications such as social work, nursing and midwifery.
The Faculty of Health Studies offers a variety of short courses and postgraduate study options through its ongoing Specialist Skills and Post-Registration development (SSPRD) which allow health and social care professionals to specialise in areas of interest such as public health, equality and diversity and leadership and health management. A considerable number of students chose to pursue post graduate study in social work at Bradford or nursing at a number of local universities.
The average starting salary for our 2016 Health, Wellbeing and Social Care graduates was £17,022.*
*These DLHE statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.