Health and Wellbeing in Society at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

This versatile degree programme boasts an interprofessional and dynamic approach to learning that provides students with a framework for exploring key issues in contemporary public health in the UK. In addition to consideration of different theoretical perspectives, alongside the application of theory to current public health challenges, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers. As a student, you will explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define the current health scene, with a specific focus on factors related to wellbeing. You will cover varied and extremely relevant topics, including: health psychology, health sociology, public health, health promotion, health and social care management and health inequalities. You will have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in year three including Substance Use, Addictive Behaviour and Health; Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Social Exclusion and Health. We also offer a Health, Wellbeing and Society in Professional Contexts placement module in year three providing students with the opportunity to develop competencies to become effective and efficient workers in health and social care services. During this module you will engage in self-evaluation to determine existing skills and identify areas for development. You can also complete an optional 80 hours of work experience with DMU local health (or related) services to enhance your future career prospects (subject to availability). Key features

  • Our course content and teaching are designed to help you secure jobs in the healthcare sector by developing skills sought by graduate employers.
  • Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
  • You can tailor your learning to your career interests, helping you develop specialist knowledge along with the transferable skills needed for a diverse range of career opportunities.
  • Join a supportive learning environment where all students benefit from the guidance of a personal tutor throughout their studies.
  • You will study a range of topics including psychological and sociological theories of health and illness, debates and dilemmas in health and health care, and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Our Health, Wellbeing and Society in Professional Contexts module allows you to take advantage of placement opportunities in a variety of health and community settings.
  • Graduates go on to careers in health and health promotion, in a range of health and community settings, charitable organisations and local councils. Many graduates pursue further postgraduate study, including the Masters by Research MA/MSc at DMU.
  • Our students have gained international experience related to their studies through our DMU Global programme, which has previously involved our students exploring poverty in Florida, supporting refugees in Berlin and considering diversity and inequality in New York.


FIRST YEAR: Block 1: Introduction to Health, Wellbeing and Society Block 2: Introduction to Social Research Methods Block 3: Psychological and Social Theories of Health and Illness Block 4: Health Improvement and Lifestyle SECOND YEAR: Block 1: Health and Disease in Communities Block 2: Debates and Dilemmas in Health and Health Care Block 3: Application of Psychological and Social Theories of Health and Illness Block 4: Applied Social Research Methods THIRD YEAR: Block 1: Health Promotion and Public Health Block 2: Select from the list below Leadership and Management in Diverse Settings Contemporary Issues in Health Research Substance Use, Addictive Behaviour and Health Block 3: Select from the list below: Mental Health and Wellbeing Health, Wellbeing and Society in Professional Contexts Health, Technology and Society Social Exclusion and Health Gender, Health and Health Care Block 4: Health and Wellbeing in Society Project

Assessment method

This is a full-time course. Each module is worth 30 credits. A variety of teaching and learning methods are adopted, including:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Group Work
  • Problem Solving
  • Guided Reading
  • E-Learning
Assessment methods are tailored to individual learning styles, and include:
  • Essays
  • Portfolios
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Reflective logs
  • Case studies
Typically you will have between 6 and 9 hours contact time each week. These will be timetabled between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. You are expected to engage in additional self-directed study throughout the course.

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

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

EU £15750 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Health and Wellbeing in Society at De Montfort University - UCAS