Applied Health and Social Care
There is a diverse range of programmes within Edge Hill University’s applied health and social care portfolio. Courses draw on a wide knowledge base of subjects and specialisms, traditional and contemporary, related to health and wellbeing and social care provision. This involves the inclusion and application of such disciplines as biological and health sciences, nutrition, public health and wellbeing, counselling, psychology and sociology, the behavioural sciences as well as ethics and law.
Throughout all our applied health and social care programmes, close alignment with the world of work and application to potential future employment is made. The programmes have been developed by blending disciplines, resulting in an academic portfolio whose synchronicity with the work place ensures cutting-edge provision.
An applied health and social care programme will enable you to consider specific subjects whilst gaining the key transferable graduate skills essential to broaden your education and enhance your employability.
Our undergraduate degree programmes are ideal if you are interested in providing community-based healthcare and support either within or outside the NHS. For those who have already successfully completed a foundation degree or diploma, we offer several degree top-up routes.
The Faculty of Health and Social Care also offers an innovative postgraduate and professional development portfolio for professionals seeking to enhance health and social care delivery whilst progressing in their careers.
Why Study at Edge Hill University?
The Edge Hill University experience is designed to prepare all students for their future careers. We have an excellent track record in graduate employment and Edge Hill is the top performing University in the North-West region for employability, with 93.4% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating. (Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Performance Indicators 2011-12.)
The Faculty of Health and Social Care has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources.
Edge Hill University has ranked in the top three in the North West for overall student satisfaction in every National Student Satisfaction Survey so far. Results from the National Student Survey 2013 show Edge Hill University students to be the most satisfied in the region. Based on the average of the responses to all 23 questions in the survey for 2013, the University is ranked top in the North West.
The University is also top in the North West for Teaching Excellence in the Sunday Times University Guide 2012, and to add to a third shortlisting for the Times Higher University of the Year, we have been rated top six in the UK for Courses and Lecturers on WhatUni.com by our students reviewing their experiences.
We continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities for our students with £150m invested in campus developments over the last decade. The University’s ambitious plans for expansion include a planned investment of £220m by 2020.
Despite the difficult market in Higher Education, Edge Hill is also bucking the national trend and has seen applications to study increase five-fold in the past 10 years.