Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University
This course offers undergraduates a programme of learning designed to explore a range of multi-disciplinary themes, issues, applications and policies of interest to both social scientists and health specialists.
You will have the opportunity to explore an extensive range of topics and examine a number of contemporary issues and debates drawn from a variety of health and social science disciplines such as sociology, psychology, criminology, health studies, social policy, ethics and education studies. The programme also provides you with a number of opportunities to undertake self-directed research into relevant topic areas of your choice to reflect your own academic and vocational interests.
Due to the strong and increasing academic and professional links between the themes, topics and issues explored by health and the social sciences, particularly in respect of research, policy orientated work and education, we wish our undergraduates to be able to share ideas and approaches. A central feature of the degree is the exploration of a variety of major theories, competing epistemologies and conceptual frameworks drawn from health studies and a variety of social sciences such as social policy, sociology, psychology and criminology. Accordingly, this multi-disciplinary programme offers students a critical study of many of the competing explanations for a range of empirical realities, contemporary issues, problems and policies commonly examined by a range of health related and social science disciplines.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Introduction to Psychology
Theories of society and social change
(Four core and two out of three option modules)
Work-based/related learning (core)
British social and welfare policy (core)
Advanced research methods (core)
Social divisions (core)
Health psychology (option)
Crime and deviance (option)
Ethical issues in health and social care (option)
(One core and three out of seven option modules)
Geography of health (option)
Gender and sexuality (option)
Critical issues in mental health (option)
Therapeutic approaches used in mental health recovery (option)
International perspectives of health and social care (option)
Criminal justice and penal policy (option)
Organisational behaviour in health and social services (option)
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, such as assignments, presentations, exams and seminars.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||We welcome and encourage applications from a wide spectrum of potential students who may offer a combination of awards and experience. All applications are considered on an individual basis. We will take into account your motivation, ability, industrial experience and educational background.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to Higher Education Diploma – 60 credits, of which at least 45 must be achieved at level 3 (from 2010, with merit or distinction) and with an appropriate combination of modules.|
|Channel Islands||£6,165 *||Year 1|
|EU||£6,165 *||Year 1|
|England||£6,165 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,165 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£6,165 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£6,165 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.