Health Studies with Integrated Foundation Year at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Our Integrated Foundation Year for science is a thorough, skills-building course that will give you everything you need to start your study of BSc Health Studies with confidence. Healthy populations underpin society and can help us provide answers to fundamental questions. Our Foundation Year sets you up so that you’re ready to take on those questions - providing you with opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding in a progressive structure to get started on your chosen degree at university. Once you have completed your Foundation year, you will normally progress onto the full degree course, BSc Health Studies. There may also be flexibility to move onto a degree in another department. Delivered by our new Department of Health Studies, the BSc Health Studies degree is designed to equip a new generation of health practitioners with the skills to address health protection, health promotion and sustainable living frameworks to address 21st -century issues that impact human and environmental health. You’ll be part of a supportive learning environment with small group seminars and tutorials encouraging development, co-operation, and effective team-working. Through our collaborative approach to learning and practical experience, you will learn how to evaluate, discuss, and practice solution-focused approaches to various challenges that affect health and wellbeing in society. You’ll develop your understanding of the relationship between health frameworks and the environment through a global health focus and systems approach thinking. Your course will include challenge led placements with community, national and international partners, plus frequent opportunities to network and collaborate with local and national partners in the sector, with a focus on developing your employability skills. From navigating and influencing systems, writing policy, managing data and developing research skills, to having the confidence to build partnerships and drive essential projects, you will graduate with the knowledge and exposure to go on to a rewarding career promoting the value of health for our communities and environment, and to bring about lasting changes that save lives. From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience, and this is particularly the case as we continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.


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Assessment method

In your Foundation Year, teaching methods include a mixture of lectures, practical classes and workshops, individual tutorials, and supervisory sessions. Outside of the classroom you’ll undertake guided and independent practice. You will be assigned a Personal Tutor in the Department of Health Studies and will have regular scheduled sessions. In the Foundation Year, you’ll also be assigned a Personal Tutor in the Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS). Assessments are varied; practical exercises, weekly problem sheets, set exercises, written examinations, laboratory reports. In addition, the Foundation Year offers a full range of skills-based training. For your degree course, teaching methods will include a mixture of lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, and practical field and laboratory work. Outside the classroom, students will be expected to undertake study to understand the taught material, and to carry out the assessed coursework. Assessment will be through a combination of examinations, project(s) and practical work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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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 £19600 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations.  Fees for the first year of an Integrated Foundation Degree (i.e. the Foundation year) will be charged at the same amount as the accompanying UG degree course, unless otherwise indicated by the government. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2024/25, the fee is £9,250 for that year. Royal Holloway reserves the right to increase tuition fees annually for overseas fee-paying students. Please be aware that tuition fees can rise during your degree. The upper limit of any such annual rise has not yet been set for courses starting in 2024 but will advertised here once confirmed. These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2024/25 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included. Year 1 discount for Foundation Year students: Your Foundation Year counts as Year 0. In Year 1, Home (UK) students taking an Integrated Foundation Year degree benefit from a 10% discount off the standard Home (UK) tuition fee for that year. Find out more (
Health Studies with Integrated Foundation Year at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS