Health and Social Care


Health & Social Wellbeing student Chloe Webb sits on wooden seating in a communal area of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine building.

Society needs people who understand the whole health and social care system. At Edge Hill University, you’ll learn the skills you need to work in a range of settings and develop the empathetic mindset you need to deliver effective care. Your lecturers will share their own perspectives and talk about their research on subjects like domestic abuse and inequalities.

We’ll help you find invaluable placement opportunities in the NHS, local government services and social care. Having developed your confidence in the sector, you’ll be ready to take on a range of roles or move on to further study for clinical and non-clinical careers.

Three million people in England work in health and social care. At Edge Hill, we’ve designed our degrees to help you understand the sector and prepare for a range of roles. You might apply your skills to healthcare or work for local government. Many of our students also start careers in the voluntary community and social enterprise sector – this covers areas such as housing and mental health.

Our teaching team publish research internationally across a whole host of areas including public health, ageing, power and inequalities. And the majority of our lecturers have worked in practice too. Listen to their experiences to see how theory applies to the real world, then go on placement to experience it for yourself. Past students have worked in community health care, hospital trusts, drug and alcohol services, and youth services.

Our BA (Hons) in Health and Social Wellbeing is designed to help you to access rewarding careers working for local authorities and the NHS, for example, in roles such as health promotion, commissioning and regulation.

  • Finish your degree with the confidence to apply theory to practice. 100% of our BA (Hons) Health & Social Wellbeing graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2018/19).
  • Always get the support you need throughout your studies. At Edge Hill, we know training in the area of the caring professions can be demanding. We’re 5th in the UK overall (Complete University Guide 2022 – Health Studies).
  • Develop your skills in a safe and supportive space. We’re 2nd in the North West for learning resources  (National Student Survey 2021 – Health and Social Care).


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Health & Social Wellbeing BA (Hons) L511

You may also be interested in:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing BSc (Hons) BB76
Contemporary Mental Health Practice BSc (Hons) B765
Counselling & Psychotherapy BA (Hons) BC98
Critical Approaches to Counselling & Psychotherapy BSc (Hons) B9C8
Nutrition & Health BSc (Hons) B400
Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour BSc (Hons) C816

In addition to the above degrees, we offer a conversion (top-up) degree focused on integrated children’s services and a range of undergraduate professional development courses for those already working in health and social care.

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Behavioural Analysis & Intervention BSc (Hons) Apply Direct
Clinical & Professional Paramedic Practice BSc (Hons) Apply Direct
Clinical & Professional Perioperative Practice BSc (Hons) Apply Direct
Clinical & Professional Practice BSc (Hons) Apply Direct
Integrated Children & Young People’s Practice BSc (Hons) Apply Direct

Student Views

Health and Social Care Latest


A busy lecture theatre of students in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine.The Faculty of Health and Social Care is one of the leading providers of education and training for health and social care professionals in the North West of England.

Offering some of the best facilities for health and social care students in the country, the innovative £14m Faculty of Health and Social Care building provides outstanding teaching and learning resources. These include leading edge clinical skills facilities, ten teaching rooms, an 860-seat lecture theatre and a number of social learning spaces.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and her parents tour the campus during an open day, seen here near the lake on the western side of campus.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including health and social care, through a series of online activities.

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