Taught course

Health & Social Care Sciences (Generic Pathway)

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an honours degree (2.2 classification or above). Applicants who do not have English as their first language are expected to demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

This course has been developed to ensure that you have the opportunity to consider a range of central scientific foundations of health and social care. It enables you to:

  • develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of key concepts and principles across the health and social care sciences
  • evaluate critically the contribution of and inter-relationships between the sciences underpinning health and social care
  • draw on acquired knowledge to contribute to the development of contemporary health and social care.

What you study

Core modules introduce key concepts which underpin health and social care sciences and how you can apply them to context. These include health economics, sociology, health and social care policy, health psychology and evidence-based practice. You also study two option modules. In addition you conduct your own research project.

How you learn

A range of learning and teaching strategies are used, including lectures, student-led seminars and computer-based workshops. The development of key skills including presentation skills, ICT skills and collaborative working is a significant feature of the course and these activities take place in a variety of locations using both traditional teaching and learning methods and e-learning approaches. Active participation in class discussion and activities is encouraged. Face-to-face activities are supplemented with the use of electronic materials via Blackboard. Individual tutorial support is also utilised to support learning, particularly in the Dissertation module.

How you are assessed

A range of assessment strategies are used to provide variety of experience, to challenge and extend you, to give feedback as a basis for advancement and as a measure of your learning and skill development. These include reports, oral presentations, assignments, projects and a dissertation.

Career opportunities

You'll understand and synthesize various complex issues surrounding the health and social care arenas. In addition you'll enhance your ability to implement evidence-based practice, and undertake and publish research in your field.

Fees and funding

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding information will be updated on Teesside University website. Please check this prior to application.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

School of Health & Social Care Admissions
+44 (0)1642 384176