Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Health Sciences (Q71)

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Course summary

This degree examines the science behind health. From individual health to global issues like epidemics or the treatment of dementia. You’ll study scientific concepts that underpin the function of the human mind and body. Explore the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability. And examine the maintenance and improvement of health in different populations. It’s particularly relevant if you work in, or aspire to work in, a health-related profession. Key features of the course

  • Explore health and disease from a multidisciplinary, evidence-based perspective.
  • Use innovative online collaborative and virtual experiences to build your practical skills.
  • Develop transferable skills that enhance your employability in healthcare, health research and other settings.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit introductory module with a focus on health sciences. You’ll follow this with a further 60-credit introductory module, either with a focus on natural sciences or a focus on psychology. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study two 30-credit health science modules plus a 60-credit online module designed to develop your practical science skills. And finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study three further 30-credit modules and conclude your degree with a 30-credit project module.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2022/2023 academic year fees are not yet available.
Health Sciences (Q71) at Open University - UCAS