BA (Hons) Integrated Health & Social Care (L6 Entry Top Up)

Buckinghamshire New University


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Course Overview

Mont Rose College of the Management & Sciences offers this BA (Hons) Integrated Health & Social Care (L6 entry ‘Top Up’) course in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University.

Awarding Body Buckinghamshire New University
Level of Course Level-6 Bachelor’s degree with honours
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have completed at least 120 credits
Mode and Length of Study Full Time 1 year
Attendance A full-time student is required to attend 21 hours per week in term time
Workload A full time student will study 120 credits in an academic year, which is therefore equated to 1200 notional hours
Exemption No exemption is allowed for this programme

Intended Learning outcomes

A. Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Assess the complex needs of patients and service users within a responsive and appropriate framework of practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of complex theories and approaches in health and social care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding and interprofessional working.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of principles of leadership and management.

B. Analysis and Criticality

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Reflect critically on a range of contemporary issues in practice, and how these are informed by practitioner-based research and collaborative learning.
  • Engage effectively in critical reflection and analysis of safeguarding issues.
  • Reflect on the importance of and challenges of interprofessional working.

C. Application and Practice

On successful completion of the programme a graduate 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.
  • Develop new opportunities within the health and social care sector through networking, working in partnership and collaboration.
  • Demonstrate empathy towards service users and other practitioners through critical reflection.
  • Challenge inappropriate behaviour where it is encountered in the workplace.
  • Work positively as part of a team, demonstrating negotiation skills and understanding the importance of effective collaboration.

D. Transferrable Skills and Other Attributes

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Problem solve and demonstrate an innovative approach to promoting practice change.
  • Promote social justice and equality through your understanding of the importance of anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice.
  • Work honestly, transparently, openly, and with integrity in your engagement with service users and other practitioners.
  • Take personal responsibility for your own learning and self-development.
  • Demonstrate a range of transferable skills, especially written and oral communication skills, to a range of audiences.

Course Contents


Programme Structure
Level 6

  • Code: PP602 - Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Code: PP610 - Contemporary Issues and Interprofessional Practice
  • Code: PP613 - Applied Practitioner Research
  • Code: PP665 - Introduction to Safeguarding Studies

Teaching & 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. Sessions will normally take the form of:

  • Lectures
  • 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.

Assessment Methods:

The following assessment activities are used in this programme:

  • Essays
  • Research Proposals and Impact Assessments
  • Case Studies and Scenarios
  • Literature Review
  • Research Proposal Presentations followed by Viva voce
  • Academic and Work Experience-based Portfolio Development
  • Chronology

In addition, students will be expected to undertake formative assessments, including presentations, guided learning tasks, and seminar participation.

Subject Benchmark Statement:

  • QAA Subject Benchmark Statement (Health Studies)
  • QAA Subject Benchmark Statement (Social Work)
  • QAA Benchmark Statement: Health Care Programmes (Nursing)

Entry Requirements

The University’s general entry requirements will apply to admission to this programme with the following additions / exceptions:

  • Applicants must have 120 credits at Level 5 in a field related to health and social care and accepted example qualifications include but not limited to:
  • Applicants must be in employment for a minimum of six hours per week (in either a paid or voluntary capacity). However, applicants having work placement experience gained during studying HND in Healthcare Practice (Healthcare Management) may also be considered eligible for admission.
  • Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and may permit exemption from studying certain modules. Please refer to University’s Credit Accumulation webpages for further guidance.
  • Non-UK applicants whose home language is not English must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English equivalent to an IELTS band score of 6 overall, with not less than 5.5 in any section in line with university policy.
  • If an applicant does not meet the entry requirements s/he may, if s/he has relevant professional experience, still be invited for interview, where s/he will be required to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and understanding for entry onto the course.
  • Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and permit exemption from studying certain modules in accordance with University’s accreditation of prior learning (APL) process.

Start Date: New intakes every February and September

Total Course Duration: 1 year

Progressive Route on Completion

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 post-graduate routes. These include (but are not restricted to) Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding, Social Work, Nursing, Human Resources, and Teaching.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is £9,250 per annum. Students on this course may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company. This facility is only available for the UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the Finance team at or T: +44 20 8556 5009.

How to Apply

Please apply through UCAS and for assistance, contact via email, our Admissions Department, or, by post to Mont Rose House, 412-416 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, IG2 6NQ.

Admission & Study Location:

Mont Rose House
412 – 416 Eastern Avenue
Ilford, London

Shakespeare House- South Campus
267 Cranbrook Road
Ilford, Greater London

Study Mode

Full time

Level of Course

Level 6


120 Credits


21 Hours per week

Time Table

Day and Afternoon


1 Year

Delivered In Partnership With