Taught course

Integrated Public Service (Health & Social Care / Administration)

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
BA BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

Year 2 SQA HNC-D or BTEC Level 4-5 HNC-D: Social Care; Care & Administrative Practice; Working with Communities; Counselling; Early Education and Childcare; Administration and Information Technology; or relevant other disciplines NB Depending upon your qualification, you may have to complete the UWS First Steps to Integrated Health and Social Care module, which is delivered between June and August through a blend of online and face-to-face learning

Health and Social Care / Admistration

Months of entry


Course content

The role of service provision is evolving and an integrated, coordinated health and social welfare system is a national priority for effective future services. This innovative degree is designed for those committed to careers within the integrated public, private and third sectors.
About the programme
This programme is about developing people’s ability to provide care or administrative services that effect positively people requiring a service, their colleagues and the communities they work within, recognising that employees across the sector need to work collaboratively to provide seamless, person-centred services.
Entry to this programme is at Year 2 and an HNC-relevant subject or equivalent qualification is required. Work-related learning† Work-related learning is an essential element of the programme and you will undertake this in an area you are currently employed or volunteer in.
Exit routes
If you successfully complete Year 2 you can exit with a Diploma of Higher Education. Those who successfully complete Year 3 will exit with a BA award and those who successfully complete Year 4 will exit with the BA (Hons) award.
Your learning*
Year 2
You will study five core modules, one of which is a work-related module and an option module in either health and social care or administration. You will develop a shared understanding of the complex needs of clients and equipping individuals with an ability to assess and evaluate public service provision. You will study the policy, practice, ethical and socio-economic factors that influence health and social welfare and integration of health and social care along with self-awareness and person-centred care.
Year 3
You will study five core modules, one of which is a work-related learning module and one option module in either health and social care or administration. You will develop professional attitudes and leadership and management skills. You will be equipped to contribute confidently to evidence-based practice, informed by a value base of rights and respect for service users.
Year 4
You will study four core modules and one option module from the University portfolio. This year will allow further specialisation in your chosen field and consists of a 40 credit dissertation module.
Our Careers Adviser says
This degree is relevant to a range of employment opportunities within all public and third sector organisations including local councils, health boards, other local and national government agencies, charities and social enterprises. Career paths are diverse, including charity fundraising manager, mental health support worker and youth worker. Postgraduate study is also available.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

BA (Hons)

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)