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Course summary

This fully online honours degree focuses on topical health issues including sociology, psychology, public health, rural health issues, the integration of health and social care and health care ethics. You will be introduced to the many factors that influence health and wellbeing and what it means to be healthy. Each year you will progressively build on this knowledge and look more closely at health promotion, public health, ethics, digital technology, partnership working and collaboration, and skills in research. Diverse options are also available allowing you to choose a number of modules to enable study in areas of health of particular interest to you.


How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

Course not available to students domiciled outside of the UK or for international students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study here

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
L450
Institution code:
H49
Campus name:
Moray
Campus code:
M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Candidates with HNC Social Services, HNC Care and Administration Practice or HNC Social Science (or other relevant HNC) can be considered for entry to year two of the degree. Please note that 120 credits at level 7 are required for entry to second year. If your HNC has fewer than 120 credits you may need to undertake a bridging module to top these up before accessing second year. Nurses will be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) as agreed by NHS Education for Scotland for entry into years two or three of the BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies depending on level of qualification.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

This course is not currently available for international students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK) requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
82%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6120* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6120* Year 1
Wales £6120* Year 1
Channel Islands £6120* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6120* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £6480* Year 1
International £6480* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This course is not available to students requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study here. For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/ug/ For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/funding-your-studies/bursaries-and-scholarships/
Health and Social Studies at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS