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Course summary

This programme aims to emphasise the causes and consequences of human actions and contextualise these to a range of social and health issues, related social and welfare policies and the operation of relevant societal institutions. It will provide a supportive and collaborative learning environment whilst developing relevant transferable skills such as critical enquiry, argument and analysis, and capacity for independent learning.


Level 4 (Year 1) Introduction to Health Studies The module will provide an introduction to health studies and is designed to introduce theory, contemporary topics, and analytical techniques related to the study of health issues. Personal and Professional Development The purpose of the module is to enable you to identify, understand, develop and articulate your key personal abilities in the context of your future career aspirations. Sociological Perspectives This module is designed to introduce key sociological concepts and perspectives, contemporary topics, and analytical techniques related to the study of sociology. Theories of Social Change and Globalisation The module will explore how social differentiation, social change and economic restructuring impact on and affect some vulnerable social groups in society. Approaches to Psychology The module will provide an introduction to psychology, introducing you to core areas of the discipline. Introduction to Research Methods The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to perform applied research of sufficient quality and rigour to make a valuable contribution to the academic field. Level 5 (Year 2) British Welfare and Social Policy The module will examine the social, political, economic and organisational factors which affect human welfare. It will analyse and evaluate how British Social and Welfare Policy has attempted to confront inequalities in British Society. Career Focused Professional Development This module will provide you with the opportunity to further analyse the skills required to undertake work-related learning interlinking with other applied modules to be studied throughout the year. Health Psychology The module will provide an introduction to health psychology, evaluating the contributions of both traditional and the emerging critical approaches to key areas within this field of psychology. Social Divisions The module applies relevant research and theory to exploring the ways in which societal divisions impact on both the lives of those people affected by such divisions and on society more generally. Crime and Deviance in Society The module will examine how competing disciplines, theories and explanations of crime and deviance have developed in their historical contexts and examine their relevance to modern understandings of criminal behaviour. Research Development The module aims to extend your knowledge and skills needed to perform applied research of sufficient quality and rigour to make a valuable contribution to your academic field. Level 6 (Year 3) Dissertation (Core) Gender and Sexuality in Society (Option) Criminal Justice and Penal Policy (Option) Youth and Community Studies (Option) Geography of Health (Option) Leadership and Management (Option) Contemporary Issues (Option)

Assessment method

The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is promoted through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, group work, group tutorials, project work and independent self-directed study and research. Seminars, group work and group tutorials offer more potential for a purposely student led interactive forum for knowledge sharing and acquisition. Individual tutorials facilitate student learning by addressing specific knowledge and understanding needs on an individual basis and remains an integral aspect of the relationship between staff and student in respect to independent project and dissertation supervision. Relevant numerical and statistical skills are taught in the programme and students use these in certain modules such as in Research Methods, although students may wish to include such material in other areas of the course - such as their dissertation for instance. Throughout the learner is encouraged to undertake independent reading and research using both printed and electronic material to complement, widen, deepen and consolidate their knowledge and understanding. Students are assessed via both oral and written coursework (such as essays, projects, seminars, poster presentations, portfolio and dissertation) and examinations [both seen and unseen]), of 2 hours duration in some modules.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Health and Applied Social Studies at Nelson and Colne College Group - UCAS