What will I learn?


The Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Health and Social Care is an innovative and contemporary two year full-time course from Ulster University which will be attractive to both students and employers in the Health and Social Care sector. The aim of this Foundation Degree is to address the needs of the local market by preparing graduates to gain the range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to meet the current and future evolving needs of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland. In addition, all students must complete 240 hours of Work Based Learning (placement), which will also be assessed. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

How will I be assessed?

All modules undertaken will have a number of assessment activities, including written assignments, reports, oral presentations, reflective journals and examinations. You will be invited to a pre-entry guidance session at which specific advice will be given, more details on this process can be found in the step by step guide to making an application, followed by group interview and discussion with tutors.

Career Prospects

Upon successful completion of the course students may be able to progress to Year 3 part-time of either BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing or BSc (Hons) Applied Health Studies at Ulster University. Students may also be eligible to apply to Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Policy programme at Ulster University. In addition, upon successful completion of the FdSc in Health and Social Care students can also apply for admission to Year 1 of a range of Allied Health Profession Degree programmes including Nursing, Social Work and Community Youth Work as well as a range of Social and Life Science Degrees including Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and many more.

Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each universities admission and progression requirements.

Which department am I in?

Belfast Metropolitan College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£2,765.00 (US$ 3,748) per year
Academic period 2020: Tuition Fee = £2765.00; Fees are payable annually.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Millfield Campus



Northern Ireland,

BT1 1HS, Northern Ireland

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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