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Course overview

This course offers a dynamic learning environment in which you will develop knowledge, skills and expertise in a range of contemporary health and social care subject areas across the age and ability continuum. You will study aspects such as:

  • the legal and socio-political context of health and social care
  • concepts of health and well-being
  • applied social sciences in health and social care
  • equality and diversity
  • trends and developments.

During Year 2, there is also an opportunity for you to undertake a work-based learning placement if you wish. This course will also enable you to develop an understanding of the interprofessional and interdisciplinary nature of health and social care provision and develop the core values and interdisciplinary skills that are required to promote equality and diversity when working with people.


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Health and Social Care.

September 2019
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Health and Social Care with us?

Following a review of the social care workforce undertaken in England and reported in Options for Excellence – Building the Social Care Workforce of the Future (Department of Health 2006), priorities were outlined for increasing the supply of all workers within the sector. Our course fully supports this vision.

Studying this course at Chester will provide you with opportunities to interact with students from Nursing, Social Work and other related subjects.

This course not only provides learners with access to diverse employment options, but also a range of existing Master’s provision at the University of Chester.

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Riverside’s café and coffee shop serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

Book Your Open Day

Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.

Health and Social Care Admissions

Health and Social Care

Open Days 2018

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 27th October
  • Wednesday 14th November

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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