Health and Applied Social Studies

Nelson and Colne College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University
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Course summary

This course offers undergraduates a programme of learning designed to explore a range of multi-disciplinary themes, issues, applications and policies of interest to both social scientists and health specialists. You will have the opportunity to explore an extensive range of topics and examine a number of contemporary issues and debates drawn from a variety of health and social science disciplines such as sociology, psychology, criminology, health studies, social policy, ethics and education studies. The programme also provides you with a number of opportunities to undertake self-directed research into relevant topic areas of your choice to reflect your own academic and vocational interests. Due to the strong and increasing academic and professional links between the themes, topics and issues explored by health and the social sciences, particularly in respect of research, policy orientated work and education, we wish our undergraduates to be able to share ideas and approaches. A central feature of the degree is the exploration of a variety of major theories, competing epistemologies and conceptual frameworks drawn from health studies and a variety of social sciences such as social policy, sociology, psychology and criminology. Accordingly, this multi-disciplinary programme offers students a critical study of many of the competing explanations for a range of empirical realities, contemporary issues, problems and policies commonly examined by a range of health related and social science disciplines.

Course details


Year 1 Introduction to Psychology; Theories of society and social change; Health studies; Research methods Year 2 Mandatory modules- Advanced research methods; British social and welfare policy; Social Divisions. Optional units- Crime and deviance; Ethical issues in health and social care; Health psychology; Work based learning; Work related learning. Year 3 (One core and three out of seven option modules) Dissertation (core) Geography of health (option) Gender and sexuality (option) Critical issues in mental health (option) Therapeutic approaches used in mental health recovery (option) International perspectives of health and social care (option) Criminal justice and penal policy (option) Organisational behaviour in health and social services (option)

Assessment method

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, such as assignments, presentations, exams and seminars.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeLL59
Institution code N06
Campus nameAccrington Campus
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7725 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7725 Year 1
Scotland £7725 Year 1
Wales £7725 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health and Applied Social Studies at Nelson and Colne College Group - UCAS