Terms & Conditions

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Social Care Management – 2023 Entry

Duration of programme: 3 years (where students join the programme in year 2)

Award on successful completion: Bachelor of arts with Honours

Accreditation: SSSC (subject to approval)

Location of delivery: Fife College & Abertay University

Composition of the programme: 120 SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits in each academic year, delivered in modules of 20 credits each, with 60 credits competed in term 1 and term 2.

Contact hours and workload: : Each academic year typically requires 1200 hours of student effort. As this programme is predominantly online, the overwhelming majority of this 1200 hours is independent study but students will have on average 9-12 hours of on-campus contact time per module. At stage 3 of the programme, however, students will be required to complete a 40 credit practice module which involve 2 days of placement per week across both terms 1 and 2.

Assessment methods: : A variety of assessment methods are used, which include set exercise, essays, presentations, practice assessments, reflective logs, case studies and exams

Academic staff: This programme is delivered by staff in the Divisions of Sociology and Accounting, Business & Finance in BLS School and staff from Fife College. Staff profiles can be viewed at https://www.abertay.ac.uk/staff-search

Core modules in the programme:

  • Theories for Practice
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health and Social Care
  • Leading and Managing Risk
  • Social Care & Welfare Policy in Scotland & the UK
  • Investigating Contemporary Issues in Social Care
  • Placement
  • Managing and Maintaining Professional Standards
  • Working Across Disciplines
  • Theory and Practice in Human Resource Management
  • Employee Relations & Engagement
  • Managing Change

Other modules that may be offered, but are subject to change over time:

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Diversity and Difference in Social Care (10 Credit)
  • Influences on Health and Wellbeing
  • Sociology of the lifecourse
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • Public Policy & its Effect on Organisations

Developments in the discipline: The curriculum with Social Care is expected to develop over time, to maintain real world connection and salience. It is especially important that the Social Care Management degree be responses to changes in social care policy and the changing expectations of key stakeholders within the social care sector. However, new developments and expectations are readily incorporated into the core curriculum without having to change fundamentally programme and module structures.

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