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BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care

  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: One Year
  • Start Date: September 2023
If you have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or equivalent in health and social care, this degree programme could be for you.
Develop your existing skills to further your career opportunities in this area. This course will deepen your knowledge around leading and working in a team, safeguarding and health and social care. Dive into your personal key interests relating to your individual practice experience.
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Application guide

Advance in your career with one of our professional courses. Read our Application Guide for everything you need to know about applying to BNU – from before you even apply to what to do if you receive an offer, and everything in between.  

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We understand that when it comes to deciding to study for a professional qualification, there’s a lot to consider. Come along to our Professional Open Day to meet the course team and get all your questions answered.

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Life at BNU

At BNU, we believe in putting our students first and will support you every step of the way. You can benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, impressive industry links, and valuable networking opportunities, helping you to enhance your skills and bolster your career prospects.

Why study this subject?

If you are ready to progress within your career in Integrated Health and Social Care, this course can provide you with the skills and knowledge to help you with that. 

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of this sector and better your skills within your role. With no day being the same, you can ensure the care you provide helps those in their most vulnerable moments.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

You will benefit from an excellent standard of teaching provided by staff from the University and practice, in partnership with our NHS Trust partners. As well as this you will be taught by lecturers who have a wide expertise in the field. Our lecturers also maintain close links with practice, ensuring that the programme is up-to-date with modern practice.

We offer continuous support throughout the programme, and you will receive personal tutoring and benefit from a high level of research within the teaching team. Your personal tutor will help guide you through your studies, support you with your academic development and give advice when needed.

Highly regarded by students and practice partners for our teaching in this area, BNU has a strong reputation for its health visitor and school nurse training. You will work with highly skilled academics, who have worked in Health and Social Care.

What facilities can I use?

We have a range of state-of-the-art facilities for you to access, including our Nursing Simulation Labs, multi storey library and IT suites. Students will be able to access our full range of support services, including the Learning Development Unit for skills and study support, the Careers and Employability Team, Student Finance Team, Accommodation and Counselling Services.

What will I study?

Develop your confidence and the ability to demonstrate an evidence based approach to your practice. By the end of this course you will be to use your theoretical and applied knowledge, skills and expertise to offer inter-collaborative, professional care as a capable practitioner.

You will be able to assess the complex needs of a patient and service users, taking an ethical and social responsible approach to your patients and the care you give. As well as this you will be able to apply a range of complex theories and approaches, including safeguarding, collaborative working, and leadership and management, within a health and social care setting.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Your course consists of a combination of structured learning and teaching activities and independent learning.

This is an attendance based programme, although students will be expected to draw on work-related experience in either a workplace or vocational employment setting. Students will be taught for a minimum of six hours per week and sessions will normally take the form of:

  • lecturers
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • personal and small-group tutorials.

Students will be given additional guided learning tasks to undertake between scheduled activities, including reflection, preparation for seminar activities and wider reading. All students will be allocated a personal tutor who will support students with their personal development through the programme.

Your overall workload will include your learning and teaching activities and independent learning with total study time of around 10 hours being worth one credit. All learning is assessed through the completion of coursework which will either be in the form of essays or reports. The programme does not include exams.

You will be given opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. This may take the form of practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any marks you receive do not count towards your overall module mark. There is at least one formal or ‘summative’ assessment towards the end of each module. The marks from summative assessments do count towards your overall module mark

Useful Documents

BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants must have 120 credits at level 5, and a minimum of 6 hours' work experience in a field related to health and social care (in either a paid or voluntary capacity).

Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and permit exemption from studying certain modules. Please refer to our Credit Accumulation webpages for further guidance.


This provides a guide of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

Year 1 Modules

Leadership and Management

Contemporary Issues and Interprofessional Practice

Introduction to Safeguarding

Applied Practitioner Research

What are the tuition fees


Home, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£9,250 per year


Overseas/International, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£15,000 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023


On successful completion of this programme, students will have further opportunities in career progression. These include (but are not restricted to) management positions within the health and social care sector (including private, voluntary and statutory organisations). Students are also well-placed, on successful completion, to pursue further academic development via postgraduate routes.

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