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Health & Social Care

When you study to become a healthcare professional, you commit to making a lasting difference to people’s lives – and we’re committed to offering the best environment for you to flourish in your studies.

Health & Social Care courses

Why study Health & Social Care at BU?

  • Dedicated £48M building: Be among the first students to benefit from the brand new £48 million Bournemouth Gateway Building, the new home of the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
  • Clinical and community simulation suites: Learn in practice simulation suites that mirror both clinical and community workplace settings and provide a safe environment for you to practise your skills before heading out on placement
  • Placements: Develop your skills via BU’s network of integrated placements in NHS Trusts and community settings across the south
  • Professional accreditations: Relevant courses benefit from professional accreditations or approval from bodies such as the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), the College of Paramedics, the Association for Nutrition, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Social Work England.
  • Life-changing research: Study in an environment that generates life-changing research across health and social care – from improving nurse retention and tackling financial scams, to managing the effects of multiple sclerosis and improving nutritional care for people with dementia.

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Nutrition lab

BSc (Hons) Nutrition

We have a foundation year option for those who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course, giving you a grounding in the subject. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

With the equal split of theory and practical elements, this course will prepare you to fulfil the role of a modern-day paramedic.
Mental health nursing

BA (Hons) Social Work

Our BA (Hons) Social Work course is approved by the social work regulator, which means you’ll be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker on successful completion of your degree.