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Health and Social Care: Administration and Management BSc (Hons)


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The broad demands placed on the health and social care services ensure the need for skilled and talented individuals with the right qualifications. The areas of administration and management are permanently topical, with staff in these positions maintaining smooth provision of services and managing change in organisations.

Health and Social Care Administration Management requires specialised skills and knowledge

6 reasons to study here

Career prospects: No. 1 London Modern University for career prospects in the health professions, Guardian League Table 2016.
Happy students: No.1 London modern university in the UK for Satisfied overall with course in Health Professions (Guardian League Table 2018).
Industry relevant: Students are coached in report writing, giving presentations, problem solving, managing change, team building and much more.
Great teaching: Teaching is provided by industry experts with real-world healthcare experience.
Work experience: You'll undertake two placements, developing your understanding of working in the health and social care sector.
Strong alumni network: Become part of an 80,000-strong LSBU alumni network.

This degree course covers...

The BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Administration and Management offers graduate entry for the future managers and administrators of health and social care services, in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. It provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective employee of these ever-changing services.

The course aims to rise above the parts that make up health service; instead it looks at how health and social care work together as a whole. The course will also open the possibilities for a career working for large aid organisations locally and abroad. The relevant placements further boost your employability on graduation.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
3 years
Start Date
Southwark Campus
5 years
Start Date
Southwark Campus


Methods of assessment for course overall: 100% coursework

Year 1

  • Academic and personal development
    You'll be introduced to a higher level of writing, thinking and general university expectations. It is intended to prepare and support you to make a smooth transition to Higher Education success and progression to year two.
  • Context of health and social care provision
    You'll learn the elements involved in a person's journey when engaging with health and social care utilization. It will involve reviewing each step in the process and the agencies involved.
  • Communication
    You'll develop communication and interpersonal skills to build on your understanding of service delivery and explore a variety of communication methods.
  • Change management
    This module aims to facilitate an understanding of the processes of change within    health and social care.
  • Ethics and law
    This module is designed to ensure you develop an understanding of professional, ethical and legal responsibilities.
  • Inter-professional working in practice
    This module links to a period of work experience where you'll be enabled to identify, through role shadowing, a focus for enquiry related to the communication networks which surround roles within the health or social care organisations or other health or social care related business.

Year 2

  • Managing people
    You'll be introduced to the complexity of managing people and the fundamental concepts of human resource management.
  • Managing risk
    The objective of this module is to ensure you learn how to identify risk, carry out a risk assessment and put in place measures to mitigate the risk. Risk will be analysed from a patient/client safety perspective and service development and delivery within a finite budget. Continuity and contingency planning will also be included.
  • Social enterprise and the voluntary sector
    Social enterprises are becoming more central to the provision of health and social care related services. This module will prepare you for the many different structures of social enterprises and the voluntary sector and their role in the provision of services.
  • Governance of health and social care
    Governance is central to high quality, accountable provision. This module will enable you to understand in a practical way the concept of governance and how the core principles and duties can be applied at an individual and corporate level.
  • Living with health and social care
    This module aims to enhance your awareness of the demands placed on the service and the service user.

Year 3

  • Evidence based practice for health and social care
    You'll explore the nature and role of evidence in informing policy, strategic development and service improvement.
  • Commissioning and procurement
    You'll be introduced to the concepts of procurement, commissioning and managing resources.
  • Preparation for employment
    This module will support you in firming up employment prospects; job seeking, application processing and interview skills.
  • Leadership
    You'll understand how your leadership behaviour affect the culture and climate in which you'll work both personally,with peers and within teams in health and social care.
  • Project
    You'll explore selected themes from the course within a work experience context. You'll critique an aspect of service delivery, develop a change proposal or construct a business case. This module links to a period of work experience.


The course is planned throughout with employability of its graduates in mind. The modules all have a direct relation to the everyday practical duties required by the sectors. Placements are also built in the course to expose you to the sectors' work demands and to link theory to practice.

This degree will prepare you for a variety of roles relating to health and social care. You'll be equipped to seek employment as administrators in the sector, seek further specialist qualifications or a registerable qualification.

LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page


You'll undertake two placements during the course. The first takes form of shadowing an individual for two days in their capacity of manager or administrator. The second placement is of a 6 week duration or 225 hours in practice. You'll gain direct experience of employment in the sector, preparing you for work on completion of your degree.


Gilberto Buzzi

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Job title: Course Director, BSc Health and Social Care Administration and Management; Senior Lecturer

Gilberto is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Vocational Learning and is a registered Adult Nurse.

Carolyn Harris

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Vocational Learning with a particular focus on the Bands 1-4 workforce

Sarah Houghton

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Sarah is an experienced health and social care professional. She is passionate about relationship-based practice and supporting those who are marginalised in society. She has always had a keen interest in Public Health and has been involved in sexual health and relationship education.

Richard Johnson

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Job title: Associate Professor

Richard is a Registered Nurse (Adult). He completed a BSc (Hons) and an MSc in Nursing, and is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate at LSBU.

Dr Janice Jones

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Janice Jones is an experienced occupational therapist and academic. Her research interests include occupational therapy practice in acute care, palliative care and end of life, and spirituality in health and social care practice and education.

Lesley Marsh

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Job title: Director of the Institute of Vocational Learning

Lesley leads the staff in the Institute of Vocational Learning, which supports career development for working professionals.

Sheelagh Mealing

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Job title: Director of Vocational Learning Developments

Sheelagh is responsible for delivering bespoke and flexible programmes of training and education for the unqualified workforce in the NHS.

Dr Lindsey Nicholls

School/Division: Health and Social Care / Institute of Vocational Learning
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Nicholls is an occupational therapist, organisational consultant and academic, using psychoanalytic theory in research to explore the psycho-social dynamics of institutions and intersubjectivity.


Teaching and learning

You'll learn in a supportive environment with regular contact time, lectures, seminars, workshops and case studies. We encourage students to be self-directed in support of their course work and related learning activities. The course tutors will also offer individual appointments as necessary.

We also have regular monitoring points at the end of each module, to ensure the course is meeting your expectations; however individuals will meet with their personal tutor on a regular basis.

We also encourage you to engage with the Employability Service to ensure best prospects for employment post-graduation. The Employment Service assists you in exploring your options by decide a career focus, helping with placements and job applications.

Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
Lectures and seminars Self-directed study Work-based placements
Year 1 33% 0% 67%
Year 2 33% 67% 0%
Year 3 23% 19% 58%

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level CCC and 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above); or
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM and GCSEs Maths and English A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent;  or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 45 Merits and GCSEs Maths and English A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent; or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points and GCSEs Maths and English A*-C (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) or equivalent;

We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
3 years
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Application code
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5 years
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Application method

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.


Applications for the part-time route should be made directly to the programme team using the application form, equal opportunities form and the fees form. You can return these forms by post or complete them and email to


Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.


It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 4519Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £37500
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £6166.67International fee: £8333.33
AOS/LSBU code: 4608Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £37500

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Possible fee changes

Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.


We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

International students

As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Preparatory reading list

  • The Student's Companion to Social Policy. Pete Alcock. Margaret May & Sharon Wright. 2012 Book 
  • A Beginner's Guide to Evidence-based Practice in Health and Social Care
    Aveyard, Sharp 2013 
  • Managing in health and social care
    Martin, Charlesworth, Henderson 2010
  • Leadership and Management in Health & Social Care and Children & Young People's Services. Joanne McKibbin and Alix Walton. 2012
  • Social Policy In Britain. Alcock and May. 2014. 4th edition 
  • Social policy for social welfare professionals: tools for understanding, analysis and engagement. Graham Simpson and Stuart Connor. 2011
  • Medical law and ethics. Herring. 2014
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Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK/EU

Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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Course Enquiries - International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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