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 the science that underpins 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. This course is particularly relevant if you work in a health-related profession or aspire to work in one. Key features of the course

  • Explore health and disease from a multidisciplinary, evidence-based perspective.
  • Develop investigative and laboratory skills using our award-winning OpenSTEM Labs.
  • Gain transferable skills to enhance your employability in healthcare, health research and other settings.


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits: In Stage 1, you’ll study two 60-credit modules. In Stage 2, you’ll study two 30-credit modules and one 60-credit module. In Stage 3, you’ll study three 30-credit modules and complete 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

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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

2024/2025 academic year fees are not yet available.
Health Sciences (Q71) at Open University - UCAS