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BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science with Foundation Year

Course Overview

This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year.his course gives you the key transferable academic skills needed to pursue a career in the wellbeing, health, social and voluntary sectors.


You will explore health from socio-cultural and global perspectives, as well as those from a political, environmental and social policy view. On this flexible programme, you can choose from a variety of optional modules in year two and three
Foundation Year
  • Ways of Learning about the Social World
  • Preparing for Success, Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success, Self-development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning
Year 1
  • Making Sense of Society: The Sociological Imagination
  • Policy in Context
  • Wellbeing in Society
  • Sociology of Health
  • Making Sense of Society: Understanding the Social World
  • Policy and Strategy
  • Media, Communication and Society
  • Contemporary Debates
Year 2
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
  • Race, Ethnicity and Migration
  • Ethical Issues in Health & Social Sciences
  • Gender and Sexuality in Society
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Citizenship, Community and Welfare
  • Understanding the Work Environment
Year 3
  • Dissertation
  • Ageing Well Through the Life-Course
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Body, Culture and Society
  • Funding for Sport
  • Disability, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted. Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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