Health and Social Care Degrees

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We teach the skills and knowledge needed within industry

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We have close links with relevant partners in the sector

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Experience practice-based learning in your chosen area

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Learn through debates, process simulation, law court and role play scenarios

Top in Wales for learning opportunities and student voice - National Student Survey 2023

Health and Social Care Degrees

Where do you see yourself tomorrow? Will you be leading health and social care projects in the community? Promoting wellbeing and independent living? Do you see yourself in a rewarding career, making a positive impact on the health of the nation? If so, why not study Health and Social Care.

At USW, you start your career before you graduate. By combining hands-on learning with industry standard facilities and placements in health boards and organisations. All courses, staff, facilities and supporting services are focussed on providing each student the best preparation possible for entering their career and progressing through their career.

Health & Social Care Degrees

Diverse Expertise

Career Driven

Taught by experts with a diverse range of skills and experience including registered nurses, public health practitioners and policy consultants you’ll gain a well-rounded understanding of the multi-agency approach to the future demands of health and social care.

Innovative Teaching

Guaranteed Placements

Our multi-agency approach to learning means your study will encompass a breath of services, including the NHS, social services and the third sectors. We immerse you in the world of health and social care through debates, simulation exercises, law court scenarios, and role play scenarios.

Guaranteed Placements

Guaranteed Placements

We have close links with relevant partners in the sector to ensure you experience practice-based learning in your chosen area. You will have the opportunity to learn alongside professional groups to widen your knowledge of the complex aspects of these fields. 

Health and Social Care Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

Online Courses


Influence Change

We offer a number of research programmes including Masters by Research and Health Sciences PhD, which allow you to make an in-depth study of a topic that interests you or your organisation. You can study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance.

We have research strengths in a number of individual disciplines and interdisciplinary areas including Genetics and Genomics; Addictions Research;  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Promoting Lifelong Health; Spirituality; Storytelling; and health and social care.

In the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019/20, USW ranked 9th overall for student satisfaction.

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Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.

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Open Days

Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

Don’t forget to follow us on social to keep up with what’s happening at USW. #USWFamily

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Ready to apply? We can't wait to welcome you to the #USWFamily. You can apply via UCAS or USW.


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