Health and Social Science at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

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Course summary

On this course you will explore the theories, policies, processes and relationships that influence attitudes, beliefs and behaviour relating to healthcare. You will also develop a range of research skills that enhance your employability, such as critical thinking and data interpretation. You’ll also have the opportunity to volunteer for work experience in a relevant organisation. Why study at BNU? Our teaching will help you to become more independent as a student and more certain of your expertise. As you learn you'll develop important skills that employers’ value, such as understanding and working in diverse social settings as well as critical thinking, report writing, presenting, and research methods. In addition to the great new employability potential and the skills you gain from the course, there are other benefits to studying at BNU, such as our easily accessible campus within 35 minutes of London. We also offer you the big deal, this means all our societies, trips to institutions, extracurricular activities and more are free to you. What will I study? Our BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Science programme brings together the study of health with the study of wider society and its impact on health. Health and well-being are central to this course and you will examine national and international policies in these areas. Problems and issues facing societies in relation to health and well-being will be examined throughout this course with a concentration on possible health policy solutions. There is a strong focus on employability throughout this programme and you will have the opportunity to volunteer for an organisation relevant to this degree, which will help enhance your CVs for future graduate level employment. Your course will offer you an innovative and varied degree which enables a coherent journey through health and well-being alongside and in the context of social sciences. We will provide you with advanced knowledge and critical perspectives on a range of topics in Health and Social Science including a critical appreciation of leadership skills and activities in communities and organisations. Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. Career prospects Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities in the leisure, health and social sectors, such as: • health assessment officer • exercise coordinator • lifestyle coach • social policy positions • working with people in recovery Graduates can also choose to study for a postgraduate course.


Year one Core Wellbeing in Society Sociology of Health Making Sense of Society Policy and Society Media, Communication and Society Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Modules Employability and Professional Development Contemporary Social Research Ethical Issues in Social Science Optional Modules Social Diversity: Race, Gender and Sexuality Work, Welfare and Policy Human Rights and Global Development Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit year two Opportunity modules Year three Core Modules Dissertation Global Health Optional Modules Disability, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System Ageing Through the Life Course Body, Culture and Society Leadership and Teamwork

Assessment method

There are a wide range of assessments which are designed wherever possible to mirror real world problems and issues you may encounter while working in the professional world. The assessments are designed to be positive to your learning, providing feedback and ways to improve. There are a variety of practical, coursework based and exam-based assessment methods throughout the programme. Assessments vary according to modules and are designed to test your understanding of the modules. Some of the ways you will be assessed include: • reports • exams • presentations • coursework

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

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Health and Social Science at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS