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Ba (Hons) Social Care Studies

Programme Description

The BA programme enables students who already hold a related Foundation Degree or equivalent to complete an additional 120 credits to top up to a BA (Hons) qualification, validated by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Study is full-time over one year but the course can also be taken part time over two years.

Programme Features

  • Opportumity to top up to a full honours degree on a full or part time basis
  • Experienced tutors qualified both academically and professionally
  • Opportunity for specialist and self-directed study in areas chosen by the student and guided by tutors
  • Study in small groups in order to share knowledge and experience with others

Progression & Employment

Students will have the opportunity to progress from the BA to a variety of postgraduate study eg. in teaching, an MSc in social work or research. The BA degree will be a useful, flexible qualification to a wide variety of careers. Achieving an Honours degree demonstrates higher level skills which appeal to pospective employers.

Programme Content

Core Modules for BA are Leadership in Social Care and a dissertation on a topic of personal interest related to social care.


SGSC6001 Leadership in Social Care, 20 credits

SGSC6002 Supporting Informal Carers, 20 credits

SGSC6003 Applying Counselling in Social Care, 20 credits

SGSC6004 Engaging Marginalised Groups, 20 credits

SGSC6005 Promoting Well-being for Children and Young People, 20 credits

SGSC6006 Challenging Behaviour?, 20 credits

SGSC6007 Living Longer, Ageing Well, 20 credits

SGSC6008 Dissertation, 40 credits

Programme Assessment

Assessment is continuous and by assignments. There are no examinations.

Programme Entry Requirements

Foundation degree or HND in Care or a similar qualification equivalent to two years of higher education: 120 credits at both level 4 and 5. This could come from a mixture of forms of study, eg. Open University, professional qualification in social work or nursing or HNC.

Mature students with relevant care experience may be credited for their prior education and training upon submission to and approval of a portfolio of evidence by UWTSD. All students are interviewed. 

Additional Costs

There is no additional fee, however, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for personal equipment and for course related excursions.