• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration1 year
  • UCAS CodeA125
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


This top-up degree course develops your knowledge and understanding of health and wellbeing and the contemporary and global context in which it is delivered. It is ideal if you want to top up your existing foundation degree or HND to Level 6 and gain graduate employment in the sector. You will study a range of subjects to develop your employment potential within health, social care and community health settings. This course enables you to focus on areas of specific interest, offering a unique learning experience.

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For information on the OU regulations, fee information, refunds and payment details including annual increases, and accessibility statement please see our Essential Information

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.
Modules will include:
• Preparation for Dissertation
• Dissertation
• Continuing Professional Development
• International Social Policy
• Community Health and Wellbeing

September- May

2-3 days per week.

Learning is face to face.

Entry requirements

• You must have achieved a foundation degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.
• You must have achieved a foundation degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.
• You are also required to have GCSE passes at grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths.

You will be assessed through essays, portfolios, reports, projects, a presentation, mock job interview and assignments.

Our students follow careers in the health and social care sector and public health, working in roles such as a social work assistant, an assistant practitioner or a support worker. You may also be able to apply for postgraduate study and graduate schemes within health and care.

Fees payable direct to Middlesbrough College, £8,500 per year.

Student finance code- 543357

If you would like to study a higher education course, financial support is available. Please click here for more information and see what support you could receive.

Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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Higher Education

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Through our partnership with The Open University, we can deliver job-focused, affordable degrees. Our Higher Education Centre is a dedicated study area exclusively for our university level students. This fantastic new addition to the College provides teaching space and independent study areas as well as a social space.
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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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