Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Career prospects

This degree programme will interest those considering careers in the expanding health and social care field across the public, independent and voluntary sectors.

The field is complex and subject to rapid change, and this multidisciplinary and flexible degree programme equips students to enter this diverse and growing arena for managerial or administrative roles.

Broad-based degree

The programme can also be studied as a broad-based degree in an area of perennial and pervasive importance to human societies. For these students, a variety of careers are available such as in journalism, education, international health and social care development, and local and central government.

Possible careers

A degree in Health in social science may lead to careers in:

• community services • health education
• voluntary sector • patient advocacy
• health services management • health promotion
• policy and research • liaison roles in health and social care
• health journalism • project management/co-ordination

Key transferable skills

The degree also caters for those with a more general curiosity in the subject matter and will prepare them with personal efficacy and skills in analysis, critical thinking, communication, and research and enquiry, as well as giving them experience of materials and ways of working from several disciplines.

All students will be well-prepared with understanding and skills to pursue diverse and interesting careers. The innovative Community Engagement course option allows students to gain practical experience and to develop work-based skills to enhance their employability.

What about postgraduate study?

The programme in Health in social science equips students for further study, either towards professional accreditation (e.g. in counselling, social work or teaching) or entry onto Masters Programmes to advance special interests and/or to extend research competency.