Health & Wellbeing (Top-Up) at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS

Course summary

This course has been designed for students wishing to top up their existing studies to degree level. It will support you in enhancing your understanding of health and healthcare provision in preparation for further study or employment. When studying at Level 6, you will be given the opportunity to enhance your existing skill set through reflecting on the challenges associated with improving health and wellbeing at individual, community and population level. All of our health and wellbeing programmes embed 5 key themes and when you embark on your Level 6 studies you will be given an opportunity to explore these further. The 5 themes are:

  • People and Place; This theme explores the complex range of factors that influence health status. In particular, health is explored through the lens of the individual and the places in which their lives are lived.
  • Partnership Working: Partnership working is the only way in which we can tackle some of the most complex health and care challenges. Supporting individuals, groups and communities requires the involvement of many different partners, working together collaboratively.
  • Sustainability: Adopting a focus on sustainability will ensure that you are able to contribute to a health and social care system that is not only financially sustainable, but also minimises adverse impacts on society and the natural environment, which could jeopardise the ability of future generations to meet their
health and social care needs.
  • Academic, Personal and Professional Development; Throughout, we aim to support you to develop the necessary skills and attributes to be successful when working in the health and wellbeing sectors. At Level 6, you will focus on leadership at a system level and developing a range of associated skills.
  • Critical Evaluation and Research: Throughout your studies you are expected to use research and evidence
to inform and support your discussions. You will be expected to bring your learning together in a final project/dissertation. The course is designed with the principles of equality and inclusion being at the heart of the programme. The very nature of an integrative approach to health and wellbeing has at its core a need for inclusive thinking and practice, social justice, participation and empowerment. Student diversity is welcomed, embraced and supported on this course and is considered to be a strength for the future development of graduates that are able to meet diverse challenges in health. Within the Level 6 programme, you will have the option to choose a specialist module that reflects your aspirations and interests. You will also develop skills that will help you to retrieve, interpret and use data, information and evidence to underpin your understanding of health and its impact on people’s lives. A number of modules offer choice within the assessments – either in terms of the topic or area you choose to focus on or in terms of assessment type (where, for example, you may be offered a choice such as giving a presentation or discussing a poster you have created). You will be taught by a supportive and experienced teaching team who have worked in a range of health and social care roles. They’ll use their expertise to bring their teaching to life with real-life case studies. The course also benefits from:
  • Citizen involvement to ensure that the experiences of individuals, carers, families and communities are integrated into the programme;
  • Visiting and honorary lecturers / speakers from a wide range of health care and related fields who bring contemporary and real-world examples into the classroom.
Links and knowledge from local, national and international research initiatives undertaken in the School and the wider University research institutes

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for entry onto this course, you must have achieved 120 Credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 that are appropriate to the top up programme offered. This is typically through successful completion of a Foundation Degree (FD) Health and Social Care. If you hold a HND, a FD in another subject area, entry onto the course is determined by the modules you have achieved.

English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here -
Health & Wellbeing (Top-Up) at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS