Why study Health and Social Care at Swansea University?

Our degree, based in the School of Health and Social Care, Wales’ largest provider of healthcare education, explores a broad range of health and social care themes and develops a clear understanding of the structures and policies underpinning health and social care in the UK.

Studying Health and Social Care provides you with the ideal springboard to build a rewarding career in a variety of sectors that work directly with children and young people, the elderly, and people in our wider community.

New for 2024

Our new 4-year BSc Health and Social Care with Applied Practice offers an additional year in industry to the 3-year Health and Social Care BSc. This additional year will give students the opportunity to experience work in the Health and Social Care services environment, allowing students to build their confidence and gain real-world experience.

Your Options

  1. It's not too late to apply through UCAS EXTRA. Visit our UCAS Extra guide to find out how Extra works and if you could be eligible for another chance at applying to your dream course. 
  2. Alternatively, if you're worried about your upcoming grades, you can pre-register for clearing now.


A degree in Health and Social Care will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a broad range of careers within the NHS and independent health and social care services, social services, the civil service, voluntary and charitable organisations, and more.

Our degree is also a great option for those who wish to move on to further study including postgraduate teaching, Paramedic Science, Social Work, Health Promotion, Physician Associate and Biomedical Science.

Want to know more?

We have so much more we want to share with you, why not explore our Health and Social Care course page or book on to our next open day.

Want to find out More about Swansea

Feeling inspired to study for a degree in Health and Social Care? Take the time to explore our campus from the comfort of your own home using our virtual tour, talk to some of our current students about what it is like studying at Swansea and make sure you register for our next Open Day, where you can experience Swansea, our community and our courses in person.