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UCAS Courses

Below is the list of courses at Belfast Met that applications are required via UCAS. 

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Health, Wellbeing and Inclusion 

Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport 

Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport is a two year, full time course. This course is validated by Queen’s University of Belfast through Stranmillis University College. Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to year two of the BSc (Hons) Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport at Stranmillis University College, or the BA (Hons) Liberal Arts with PE Degree at St. Mary’s University College

The course seeks to develop health and physical activity excellence through the understanding of several key areas. You will enhance your academic, professional and managerial knowledge and skills that are directly applicable to the health and physical activity sectors.

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies

This two year, full time course, validated by Stranmillis University College will consist of 2 days per week in College and 2 days per week in work placement. This course has been designed to provide you with specialist knowledge and understanding of working with 0-8 year olds. This course focuses on the key theories, concepts and practical skills required to work with this age group in a variety of Early Years' settings.

BSC (Hons) Degree in Social Work 

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This three year honours degree programme is offered in collaboration with Ulster University. Years one and two are studied at Belfast Met, whilst year three studies are undertaken at Ulster University’s Magee Campus and in practice learning sites. Although the programme includes underpinning learning in the social sciences, such as social policy, psychology, sociology and law, the focus of the programme is on the development of skills, values and knowledge required for social work practice. In year one you must successfully complete a preparation for practice skills module prior to undertaking supervised practice learning on placement. You will undertake two practice placements – in year two this will last for 85 days and in year three it will last for 100 days.

Financial support may be available through your local EA office and the DoH Student Incentive Scheme. 

Belfast Metropolitan College / Ulster University Public Facing Information 20192020 for Applicants - How to Apply for BSc Hons Social Work through Ulster University (L500 UUM, L505 BMet, L506 SWC)  

Please note that all Health and Social Services bursaries are currently under review and may be subject to change.

Student Incentive Scheme

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment activities which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Entry Requirements

Selection Process

Please note: A number of additional costs are associated with entry to BSc Social Work, including Access NI checks, Occupational Health Screening and Registration with Northern Ireland Social Care Council as a social work student

Public Information 

Opportunities and Progression

You will achieve a professional qualification in Social Work to progress to a Social Work Career.

Fees for 2019/20 (1st year only)

Ulster University [email protected]
Belfast Metropolitan College Tel: 028 9026 5442 or email: [email protected]

Science, Engineering and Construction 

Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Foundation Degree Mechanical Engineering is a 2 year full time course. The majority of man-made products are mechanical or have mechanical parts, and mechanical engineers are to be found working in virtually every type of industry, on products as diverse as racing cars, jet engines, cruise ships, farm machinery, sports equipment and domestic appliances. This course is offered in collaboration with Queen’s University (subject to meeting final re-approval recommendations) and students are enrolled at both the College and Queen’s and have all the main entitlements as other undergraduate students at the university.

Foundation Degree in Biological Sciences

This two-year, full-time course will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of the biological sciences. You will undertake study in a broad range of subjects, including Fundamentals of Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics and Ecology & Environmental Biology.

Development of your practical skills will be a priority and you will gain experience of techniques such as gel electrophoresis, tissue culture, HPLC, GC-MS and spectroscopy.


The vacancies are accurate at time of being published and are subject to change.