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Get Into Social Science & Health

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Transcript of Get Into Social Science & Health

Careers in Social Sciences
Police work

Decide which course you want to do and which university is right for you:
Careers in Health
Drug and Alcohol Worker
Public Health Practitioner
Stop Smoking Adviser
Manager for Community Projects
Environmental Campaigner
Health & Social Care Support Worker
Nursing Assistant

Course Entry Profiles
Provide clear information about Undergraduate courses and content
Get Into Social Science & Health
Further Study
Social Work MA
So... What next?
If you're interested in Higher Education then you need to apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service)
What Can I Do?
There are a variety of progression routes available to you after your course.

You could continue with a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree at a college or through the University for 2 years and then later choose to do a top up year at University
OR
You could enter a full 3/4 year degree course at undergraduate level




Further Study
Masters in Nursing (MSc)
Masters in Public Health (MSc)
PGCE (Teaching)
What is Health?

How the health of groups affects the overall health and well-being of a population or community
How the health of a population affects an individual
How other factors, e.g. politics and global decisions, affect health


Criminology BA (Hons)
Sociology BA (Hons)
Social Work BA (Hons)
Community & Youth Studies BA (Hons)
Childhood Studies BA (Hons)
Health & Social Care BA (Hons)
What is Social Science?
Courses in Social Science
Social science is concerned with the key challenges facing society in the 21st century, particularly those associated with the current radical reorganization of public services and how this impacts upon children, young people, families, older people and communities.

Courses in Health
Public Health BSc (Hons)
Voluntary Agencies
Alcohol and Drug Services
Education and Teaching
Local and National Government
Management & Research
Before You Apply
There are 354 Institutions linked to UCAS
37,462 courses were available in England for 2014
Do your research...
- University Prospectus
- University Websites
- UCAS website (www.ucas.com)
- University Open Days
Help you make an informed choice
Same course title - even though they sound the same they may have different content and opportunities
UCAS Tariff
Points are accumulated by any eligible qualifications


There is not a number of maximum points
Register & Apply
1st September - UCAS start accepting applications
15th October - UCAS closing date for Medicine, Dentistry & Veterinary Science.
It is also the closing date for Oxford or Cambridge applications
15th January - UCAS closing date for all other applications
Online Application
All application forms are processed online
Most students will pay for their application and complete the form through their school or college
Each school or college has a buzzword which you will need if you are applying through your school or college. A school or college UCAS ID and pin code (8 digit number) are also needed
To enter the system students must go to:
www.ucas.com/apply
and register
You will be asked 5 security questions – remember your answers!
Name and contact details

Criminal convictions

Disability/special needs

Ethnicity

Have you ever been in care

Specific details, dates and grades for all qualifications

Parental information, occupation and education (optional)

Personal Details
Personal Statement
This is your chance to sell yourself to the Admissions Tutor.

An ideal Personal Statement should include:
Motivation
Experience
Commitment
Skills and Strengths
How do Admissions Tutors make their decisions?
Predicted results

Existing qualifications

Academic reference

Personal statement

Interviews

Track
Special Needs and Inclusive Education MA
PGCE, Education & Teaching courses
Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements
Come Visit US!
Our typical offer will be in the region of 260 UCAS points from a BTEC Certificate and/or Diploma
Clearing
Track enables you to follow the progress of your application

Any offers received from universities will be shown

You can also reply to offers on Track

Ensure you wait to hear from all universities before responding

You will be given a deadline date to reply to offers

When an applicant becomes eligible for Clearing, an 'Add Clearing' button appears in the Track 'Choices' screen which can be used to apply for a course.
Single choice applicants who have only paid the £12 application fee will need to pay the full fee to enter clearing
Applicants do not need to contact UCAS to request entry into Clearing
We accept a maximum of 20 points from a Level 3 Key Skills qualification
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number
Our typical offer will be in the region of
260
UCAS points from a BTEC Certificate and/or Diploma
We accept a maximum of 20 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number
Community & Youth Work Studies BA (Hons)
In addition to the standard criteria this course also requires:
It is essential that you have experience, voluntary or paid in a community and/or youth setting. This could include volunteering at weekends, evenings, or school/college holidays. Make sure you mention this in your personal statement.
Students must also have a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check in order to undertake placements.
Social Work BA (Hons)
In addition to the standard criteria it is also essential that you have experience, voluntary or paid in a social care type setting. This could include volunteering at weekends, evenings or during school/college holidays.
Our next Open Days are:
Saturday 7th June - 10:00AM-4:00PM
Tuesday 19th August - 10:00AM-4:00PM
Call our Student Helpline on 0191 515 3000
If you can't make it why not book onto a Twilight Tour or an Individual Tour?
So if this sounds like an ideal progression route then you might be interested in the following Degree programmes...
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