Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Social Care

The programme offers 8 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. During the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake two practice placements, totalling 40 days of social care practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a 2.2 degree in any subject area, or equivalent international degree level qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: Psychosocial perspectives across the life-course; use of self and other (theory and practice); law, social policy, values and ethics; personal and professional development; placements; preparing a Master's-level dissertation; dissertation.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through a combination of coursework and practical assessments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lansdowne Campus Bournemouth BH1 3JJ South West

Key information

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