Accrington and Rossendale College

Health and Applied Social Studies Accrington and Rossendale College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University


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Course summary

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.

Course details


Year 1
Introduction to Psychology
Theories of society and social change
Health studies
Research methods

Year 2
(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)

Year 3
(One core and three out of seven option modules)
Dissertation (core)
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)

Assessment method

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, such as assignments, presentations, exams and seminars.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code LL59
Institution code A44
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Accrington and Rossendale College
Broad Oak Campus
Broad Oak Lane

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01254 354117

Fax: 01254 354001