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Course summary

This is a 4 year degree course. Please ensure that when you apply for this course you choose Point of entry 1 in your UCAS Hub. 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. With the guiding principles of equality and inclusion, The University of Wolverhampton delivers a course which encourages inclusive thinking and practice, social justice, participation, and empowerment through its integrative approach to health and wellbeing. Under the tutelage of a supportive teaching team experienced in health and social care roles, this curriculum sees ideas explored as early as your first year revisited cyclically, allowing you to apply an increasingly developed perspective to these issues as they in turn grow in complexity. Your base of knowledge throughout the course will be informed by citizen involvement, ensuring the incorporation of individuals, carers, families and communities in your education, as well as visiting and honorary lecturers from a wide range of health care and related fields. Local, national and international research initiatives undertaken by the University and its Institute of Health stress the importance of contemporary, real-world practice to this course, developing your existing and taught skills in preparation to enter a growing area of employment. The Foundation Year will accustom you to the lifestyle and expectations of University study, providing a groundwork of confidence and competency before progressing to the three year BSc (Hons) degree.

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

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

Unistats information

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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 -
Health & Wellbeing with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS