Which course is right for me?

Which course is right for me?

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Why choose GSM London?

  • Degrees awarded by University of Plymouth
  • Foundation Year makes study accessible
  • Fast track 2 year study option

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care with Management

Degree awarded by the University of Plymouth

Next start date

October 2019


February, June, October

Study options

3 years, 2 years Weekdays*



*All courses and modes are subject to minimum numbers to run


The health and social care landscape is undergoing rapid and significant changes. Our degree in Health and Social Care with Management will help enable you to address these challenges and explore the opportunities presented by this diverse and dynamic sector.

"The programme equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be able to meet the challenges within this continuously changing environment."

Marcia Hazzard, Human Resources, Management and Health

Why choose our BSc (Hons) Heath and Social Care with Management degree?

This degree enables students to be forward focused in terms of developing future service needs within the health and social care sector, both nationally and internationally, possibly from a social enterprise perspective.

  • The programme combines business management skills with a focus on the contemporary context of global health and social policy, research, ethics and operational delivery
  • Ideal for those already working in health and social care, for example, nurses or homecare assistants but, also within community-based provision such as; youth justice, probation, mental health and other services, who want to progress their career.
  • Also suitable for students looking to launch a career within the sector
  • Provides a sound basis for entrepreneurs with a strong emphasis on the enterprise aspects of health and social care provision

Where will this degree take me?

This degree opens up a range of career opportunities, from leadership and management roles within local government and the NHS, to not-for-profit organisations and the private sector. Graduates could also set up their own enterprises or continue their studies, perhaps progressing on to our MSc Leading and Managing within Health and Social Care.

What will I learn?

The programme is designed to enhance self-reflection and personal development. The three stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students’ progress.

At stage zero: Embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree in which your strengths can be realised. The first semester is the same for all students however in the second semester a choice of two further elective modules will be chosen to prepare for the degree you will be commencing.

At stage one: Students will focus on the principles and fundamentals of management and consider its’ application to the health and social care context.

At stage two: Students will develop their practical engagement through an exploration of the challenges facing the health and social care sector, both in practice and theory. Students consider key issues, such as global health and social care policy and practice, ethics and recruitment and retention of staff, culminating in work-based research projects and self-reflection on personal skills development.

At stage three: Students look to the future of their industry and discipline, exploring emerging trends, strategy development and change management. Students will engage with these varied and complex aspects through both desk research, live projects and client briefs, which at Level 6, includes a practice-research dissertation/project.

To read more about each module for this programme click here

Please see the module specification for further details; note that the specification represents the latest modules and may be subject to change

Semester 1:
Management and Organisations, Promoting Health, Wellbeing and StrengthsAcademic Skills

Semester 2: Introduction to Human Resource Management, Professional Skills and Financial and Economic Literacy for Managers. 

Semester 3: Research and Ethical Aspects in Health and Social Care, 
Employability Skills and Employee Resourcing within Health and Social Care.

Semester 4: Quality Management Practice, Project/Placement Design and Implementation and Evaluation and Reflection (Work Based/ Related Learning).

Semester 5: Emerging Themes, Managing Health, Safety and Risk, Health, Care and Equality and Elective Modules (choose one) Research Methods or Research and the Professional

Semester 6: Operational Delivery and Planning Management within Health and Social Care, Strategic Management and Change and Elective modules (any mix to equal 30 credits) Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project/ Work Based Learning) (30 cr), Project and Risk Management (15 cr), Social Enterprise (15 cr) or Caring for Communities and an Aging Population (15 cr)

Programme specification
Please see the programme specification for further details on this programme; note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and hold one of the following (or international equivalents):

Equivalent or lower qualifications**, ELQ, including: HNC/HND, Certificate of Higher Education, BSc/BA etc. can be considered and are subject to University of Plymouth approval.

If you are not a UK passport holder, or a UK passport holder born outside of the UK and not born in a country that appears on the published list, you may need to complete an English language test, such as the in-house GSM London English Language Proficiency Test or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our programmes are taught in English. Once you submit your application to GSM London the Admissions team will assess it. Should your application be successful and if an English Language Test is required it will appear as a condition of offer.

You will need an IELTS score of 6.0, 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing) or equivalent qualification.

Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review and abide by our policy on under 18’s: Young or Vulnerable Applicants
**For further details on Equivalent or lower qualifications, ELQ, please click here.

Non-standard entry:

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, you may be able to be considered on your individual merits via our non-standard entry process.

To be considered, you will need to be able to demonstrate/pass:

  • Evidence of previous qualifications
  • Minimum one year of good work experience (click here for further details)
  • Personal statement, submitted with your UCAS application
  • A verifiable work reference, submitted with your UCAS application
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)


In such cases, the Admissions assessor must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the programme successfully.

Candidates who do not meet the requirements listed above may be able to apply for our Foundation Year programme.

On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme.

Accreditation of prior learning:

Partial exemptions from an undergraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be, subject to the approval by University of Plymouth.

You may be required to provide an academic reference and/or personal statement.

We will not normally consider APL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning.

Please see Advanced Standing and Exemptions Based on Recognition of Other Learning for further details.


Tuition fees



2 years, £8,000 per year (£16,000 total cost)
2 years, £8,000 per year, plus Foundation Year, £6,000 (£22,000 total cost)

3 years, £6,000 per year  (£18,000 total cost)
3 years, £6,000 per year, plus Foundation Year, £6,000 (£24,000 total cost)



2 years, £12,750 per year (£25,500 total cost)
2 years, £12,750 per year, plus Foundation Year, £8,500 (£34,000 total cost)

3 years, £8,500 per year (£25,500 total cost)
3 years, £8,500 per year, plus Foundation Year, £8,500 (£34,000 total cost)

How to apply

If you'd like to study at GSM London, you'll need to apply through UCAS, please click here. Our institution code is G74.

Further details on how to apply can be found here.


Programme Modes:

  • Two year extended (with Foundation Year) L30H
  • Three year extended (with Foundation Year) L51H 

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an offer letter detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

We will usually be in contact with you within two working days.  For any questions or queries please contact

What happens once I submit my application?

Once we receive your fully completed application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application. If successful, we will make you an offer of place.  The offer letter will contain information on the programme cost and duration. 

If you choose to accept the offer you will need to return the acceptance form to the Admissions team and agree and sign the Terms and conditions (student contract).  Once you have accepted your place you will be offered an induction date to commence your studies.  This will be detailed in your acceptance letter.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Admissions team on

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