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Course summary

The Foundation Year has been designed to support you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed at degree level and beyond. You will gain an appreciation of health and wellbeing in contemporary contexts and develop skills appropriate to University study such as finding and using information, working collaboratively with others, challenging and debating ideas and write using a variety of academic tools and sources to enhance your personal and professional development. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year you will automatically progress to the 3 year BSc (Hons) Health & Wellbeing degree. Reflecting the challenges associated with improving health and wellbeing at individual, community and population level, the BSc (Hons) Health & Wellbeing degree course is built around 5 key thematic pillars:

  • 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. The characteristics of ‘place’, and the interactions between them, have an important influence on
people’s health and wellbeing throughout their lifetime and an exploration of these are a major focus of the programme. Throughout, you will be expected to consider your own health and wellbeing, to explore the factors that impact on health and to look in detail at the health of a local area / community that you are familiar with.
  • 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. Throughout the programme
you will develop a critical understanding of health and social policies and care systems, illuminating the collaborative multi-disciplinary and multi-agency settings through which impact can be understood for the individual and their wider community.
  • 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. This theme reflects the University’s ambition to ensure that our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to address sustainability in their careers and lives, and ensures that we play a key role in shaping sustainability within and across communities.
  • Academic, Personal and Professional Development; A number of dedicated modules in all three years of the programme provide you with a firm grounding in academic, professional and research/critical enquiry skills. You will be given the opportunity throughout the programme to demonstrate your understanding
of the sector and develop the skill sets required to work in varied roles so as to support your own academic, personal and professional development.
  • Critical Evaluation and Research: Finally, a ‘Critical Evaluation and Research’ theme underpins the programme. Throughout you will be expected to use research and evidence to inform and support your discussions and the evidence for health and wellbeing promoting activities will be studied. You will be
expected to bring your learning together in a final project/dissertation. 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

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points.

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

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Fees and funding

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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 -
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