The health and social care sector offers a huge array of employment opportunities
Contributing some £43bn to the UK economy, the health and social care sector currently employs some 2.8 million people. And with 12% growth projected, graduates who can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the relevant business concepts as well as first hand experience in the sector will be in great demand.
Paid work experience
This degree course, which offers the chance to combine the study of business and healthcare management theory and practice with paid work experience within the industry, is designed very much with your future employability in mind. Explore the application of business theory and at the same time take advantage of the chance to add a big name in the sector to your CV.
Once you join ARU London, our careers consultants will help you secure a part-time healthcare job and then during your second year you will undertake a paid internship as part of your degree course.
Structure and content
This course is offered as a three-year degree programme.
Below is an indication of the modules you will study:
Service Sector Management
Driving Improvements in the Workplace
Managing Human Resources
Principles and Practice of Marketing
Contemporary Issues in Practice
Leadership and Change Management
Teaching and assessment
- You will have a minimum of twelve hours’ lectures and tutorials a week (so- called ‘contact time’ with a lecturer or tutor). Each year consists of two semesters of 12 teaching weeks each followed by a period for revision and assessment.
- The core lectures and tutorials are carefully timetabled to take place on two or three days of the week. We believe this offers our students more chance of finding meaningful, better-paid part-time work than students at many universities where the few hours’ lectures are spread over the whole of the week. And ARU London will help students on this programme find appropriate part-time work from the start of the course.
- You will be expected to undertake extensive independent study when you are not attending lectures.
- Your learning experience will be further enhanced by skills sessions, tutor surgeries and guest lectures which are organised throughout the year.
- Each course module is delivered through a combination of large group lectures - where the main ideas and concepts are presented – and tutorials where students are broken into smaller groups for an interactive discussion and analysis of the lecture content.
- Students are assessed predominantly through a mix of examination and coursework.
For entry in 2016, ARU London’s standard offer is 260 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels, eg BCC.
Please note that for entry in September 2017 - ARU London's standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels, eg BCC
Alternatively, ARU London asks for
- Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
- Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
- Academic entry requirements for overseas students
We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C or above including English and Maths.
Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Candidates who meet our academic entry requirements but whose score for IELTS (or an English language test considered the equivalent of IELTS) is below 6.0 can apply for a programme that includes an eight-week pre-sessional English Language course, for which there is an additional fee.
This course can also be selected as an extended degree adding a prior year of study. Requirements for this are 5 GCSEs together with evidence of at least 12 years of education eg. partial completion of A Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate or an Access Course. EU applicants must also provide an English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact UK@lca.anglia.ac.uk for more information.
BSc (Hons) Business and Healthcare Management
UCAS CODE 1N11
BSc (Hons) Business and Healthcare Management with Foundation Year
UCAS CODE N100
Four-Year Extended Degree Course
For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission, ARU London offers the option of a Four - Year Extended Degree Course – foundation year.
The Extended course involves the study of seven modules over two semesters with automatic enrolment onto a degree programme on successful completion.
In today’s tough jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university. A BSc Business and Healthcare Management from ARU London will definitely enhance your employability:
- You will be helped to find an appropriate part-time job in the healthcare industry as soon as you join ARU London
- At the end of your second year you will undertake a four month paid full-time work placement in the sector - by the time you graduate you should be able demonstrate work experience in the sector and are likely to have a big name employer on your CV.
- Your ARU London lecturers all have first-hand experience of business and many continue to work in business. You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary business. Furthermore, you will study business from a practical as well as from an academic perspective.
- ARU London lecturers have a wealth of contacts too and you will study alongside students from all over the world. All great for networking!
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- During your final year there will be additional seminars with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. These will include CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.