It is possible to study Health and Social Care as a joint honours degree with Social Policy (50% Health and Social Care, 50% Social Policy).
The Health and Social Care aspect of the course provides a multidisciplinary, social science based route to qualification in the health and social care fields. An alternative to clinical training, the emphasis is on the social experiences of health and care, including the policy issues, the delivery and management of services, and the evaluation of evidence. Some modules offered as part of the course, as well as certain subjects in joint honours combinations, are also available through the medium of Welsh.
Social Policy is about the study of welfare in its widest sense. It studies the variety of ways in which welfare can be provided, paid for and regulated, and compares the different approaches nation states take to the welfare of their citizens and others.