**Course Start Date: 17th September 2018** Health and social care professionals can make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people. This degree at Lincoln is founded on an integrated approach and aims to provide an understanding of policy and practice across the landscape of the sector. BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care degree students at Lincoln have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and values required to take on many of the new and emerging responsibilities within a range of care sectors. The degree emphasises practice-based learning, underpinned by academic theory. The School of Health and Social Care maintains close links with health trusts, local authorities and numerous voluntary and private organisations to ensure that teaching is informed by the latest developments in practice and policy. You are taught by researchers and academics with both practical experience and professional links in the sector. A programme of visiting speakers also aims to engage students in real-world challenges and issues. Career development is emphasised throughout the degree. It is expected that all students will have the opportunity to gain some work experience throughout the course of their degree. The course puts a high value on career planning and career development throughout all levels of study.